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Emergence and development of liberal Islam in Indonesia: a critical evaluation

Solihin, Sohirin Mohammad (2009) Emergence and development of liberal Islam in Indonesia: a critical evaluation. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789833855926

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Abstract

This book reveals the emergence of liberal Islam in Indonesia by tracing the root of historical perspective. In fact, liberal thought emerged long before independence where secular Muslims made their efforts to expose their religious understanding in the community. Initially, liberal thought emerged from the secular group, which tried to portray the religion with the use of Western mirror. Secondly, liberal thought was propagated by those Muslim scholars who, even though quite well versed in the teachings of Islam, tried to understand and explain the same with a purely rationalistic approach. They tend to interpret certain religious text with their own judgment ignoring the rules and principles laid down by authority of Muslim scholars.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 2318/209 BL2112S682E 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liberalism-Indonesia, Islam-Indonesia, Religious pluralism-Indonesia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Sohirin Mohammad Solihin
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 15:00
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 08:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/209

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