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Faith, Moral Authority, and Politics; The Making of Progressive Islam in Indonesia

Abstract Several Islamic organizations have experience major changes in their theological frames and political identities away from fundamentalist and revivalist theological orientation to one that embraces a progressive Islamic theology that synthesizes these norms with classical Islamic teachings. What are the factors that explain these theological changes? What are the causal mechanisms that help to promote them? Using the moral authority leadership theory, I argue that Islamic groups would be able to change their theological frames and political identities if the changes are promoted by religious leaders with 'moral authority' status, who are using both ideational and instrumental strategies to reconstruct the theological frames of their... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Arifianto, Alexander R. (Author) / Iheduru, Okechukwu C (Advisor) / Warner, Carolyn M (Committee member) / Rush, James R (Committee member) / Doty, Roxanne L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Political Science / Islamic culture / Religious history / Indonesia / Islam / Leadership / Moral authority / Muhammadiyah / Nahlatul Ulama
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 257 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Political Science 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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