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Popular Culture, Religion and Society. A Social-Scientific Approach

Challenging Islamic Orthodoxy

Accounts of Lia Eden and Other Prophets in Indonesia

Authors: Makin, Al

  • Is the first work which comprehensively presents Lia Eden’s prophetic trajectory
  • Is based on interviews and materials provided by Lia Eden and her followers
  • Offers a new theory of prophethood and popular religion in the context of Indonesian religious and spiritual tradition
  • Explores the debates in the public sphere in the reform period of Indonesia
  • Revisits the meaning of pluralism, religious freedom, discrimination against minorities in the Indonesian context
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This book is the first work that comprehensively presents the accounts of Lia Eden, a former flower arranger who claims to have received divine messages from the Archangel Gabriel and founded the divine Eden Kingdom in her house in Jakarta. This book places Lia Eden’s prophetic trajectory in the context of diverse Indonesian spiritual and religious traditions, by which hundreds of others also claimed to have been commanded by God to lead people and to establish religious groups. This book offers a fresh approach towards the rich Indonesian religious and spiritual traditions with particular attention to the accounts of the emergence of indigenous prophets who founded some popular religions. It presents the history of prophetic tradition which remains alive in Indonesian society from the colonial to reform period. It also explores the ways in which these prophets rebelled against two hegemonies: colonial power in the past and Islamic orthodoxy in the present. The discussion of this book focuses on Lia Eden including her biography, claims to prophethood and divinity, the development of her group Eden Kingdom, her challenge to Islamic orthodoxy  under the banner of the MUI (Indonesian Ulama Council), her persecution by radical groups, her experiences in court trials and imprisonment, and public responses to her emergence. The discussion also covers other themes currently drawing public attention in Indonesia, such as pluralism, religious freedom, tolerance, discrimination against minorities, and secularisation.

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38978-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-38976-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenging Islamic Orthodoxy
Book Subtitle
Accounts of Lia Eden and Other Prophets in Indonesia
Authors
Series Title
Popular Culture, Religion and Society. A Social-Scientific Approach
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38978-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38978-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38976-9
Series ISSN
2509-3223
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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