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Hearing Allah's CallPreaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam$
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Julian Millie

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501713118

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501713118.001.0001

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Standing Up for Listening

Standing Up for Listening

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(p.151) Chapter 8 Standing Up for Listening
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Hearing Allah's Call
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Julian Millie

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713118.003.0009

Chapter Nine reflects further on the meanings of oral preaching in Indonesia’s Islamic public sphere, searching for alternatives to the modernist perspectives explored in earlier chapters. It finds support for the medium in the traditionalist project of the mass organisation known as NU (Nahdlatul Ulama, or the Rising of the Scholars). Through its doctrine as well as its characteristic forms of public communication, the organisation advocates passivity as an acceptable Muslim position.

Keywords:   Nahdlatul Ulama, NU, Islamic Public sphere, Islamic preaching

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