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Hearing Allah's Call: Preaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam

Julian Millie


For many Muslims throughout the world, oral preaching provides the most accessible and enjoyable medium for learning about Islam and its meanings for everyday life. This is true in Indonesia’s West Java province, where almost 98% of the population of around forty-three million practices Islam. Despite its popularity, Indonesia’s Islamic elites are concerned about the value of preaching. They see that Islam provides directives and motivations towards progress in areas of social and political concern, but argue that this progress will not be achieved if Muslims are satisfied with the pleasing ar ... More

Keywords: Islamic preaching, Islam and media, Islamic public sphere, Islam in Indonesia, Anthropology of Islam, Islam and modernity, Women in Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501713118
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Millie, author
Monash University