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Islam in IndonesiaThe Contest for Society, Ideas and Values$
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Carool Kersten

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190247775

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247775.001.0001

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The Weight of the Predecessors

The Weight of the Predecessors

Adaptation, Critique and Transformation

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Islam in Indonesia

Carool Kersten

Oxford University Press

This chapter covers the critical engagement of young Muslim intellectuals with the ideas of their mentors and patrons. Interrogating the ideas of predecessors such as Abdurrahman Wahid and Nurcholish Madjid, young Muslim intellectuals are rethinking the concept of Ahlussunnah wal-Jama’ah (Aswaja), using the ideas of Islamic heritage thinkers, such as Muhammad Abid al-Jabiri and Mohammed Arkoun,; postmodernism and postcolonial theory to develop new epistemologies, including Islamic Post-Traditionalism; to refine renewal thinking into neo-modernism; or for the formulation of a social sciences-driven transformative Islam.

Keywords:   Epistemologies, Heritage thinkers, Islamic Post-traditionalism, Postmodernism, Postcolonial theory, Renewal thinking, Transformative Islam, Social sciences

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