Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

The Inclusivism of Religious Figures Amid a Plurality of Beliefs

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311754,
        author={Eko Kurniasih  Pratiwi and Nasitotul  Janah and Fahmi  Medias},
        title={The Inclusivism of Religious Figures Amid a Plurality of Beliefs},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Humanities and Social Sciences, BIS-HSS 2020, 18 November 2020, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIS-HSS},
        year={2021},
        month={9},
        keywords={inclusivism figure religion plurality},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311754}
    }
    
  • Eko Kurniasih Pratiwi
    Nasitotul Janah
    Fahmi Medias
    Year: 2021
    The Inclusivism of Religious Figures Amid a Plurality of Beliefs
    BIS-HSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-11-2020.2311754
Eko Kurniasih Pratiwi1,*, Nasitotul Janah1, Fahmi Medias1
  • 1: Department of Sharia Islamics Law, Universitas Muhammadiyah Magelang, 56172, Indonesia
*Contact email: ekokurniasihpratiwi@ummgl.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to determine the typology of religious figures in the theological aspect. This research used descriptive exploratory method by conducting in-depth interviews with non-Muslim religious leaders (Christians, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists, and Confucians) related to five things, namely religious absolutism, religious authorianism practices, belief in the truth of the scriptures, beliefs in the truth of religious worship/rituals, and interfaith marriage. The results showed that the religious leaders had an absolute exclusive view in the theological aspect. The results of this study need to be juxtaposed with previous research on the inclusivism of religious leaders in political, social, and economic aspects. Previous research has found that religious leaders have inclusive views in non-theological aspects. For this reason, it can be concluded that religious figures have an inclusive typology. It is hoped that the understanding of religious inclusivism possessed by religious leaders can be transmitted to the respective religious communities to prevent horizontal conflicts in the name of religion.