Religious Pluralism in Indonesia

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Shaping religious pluralism is a pivotal task in contemporary societies. The challenges involved become particularly apparent in societies in transition. As an example of this, Simone Sinn studies religious pluralism in Indonesia, a country in which after Suharto's resignation in 1998 religio-political issues were discussed exhaustively in public. The study's approach from the perspective of discourse analysis shows the interpretive patterns and narratives in Islam and Christianity which have a formative influence on the understanding of religious pluralism in Indonesia. The systematic-theological reflection deals with core questions of political ethics and of the theology of religions. It identifies the experience of vulnerability as a central challenge in religious pluralism and provides a theological discussion of the appropriate understanding of human beings' agency.

Literature: Sinn, Simone: Religiöser Pluralismus im Werden. Religionspolitische Kontroversen und theologische Perspektiven von Christen und Muslimen in Indonesien (Dogmatik in der Moderne, vol. 8), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2014.