Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2022, 21-22 October 2022, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Mohammad Rasjidi in the Dynamics of Relations between Islam and Christianity in Indonesia 1967–1989

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329636,
        author={Lili Muhammad Romli and Yon  Machmudi},
        title={Mohammad Rasjidi in the Dynamics of Relations between Islam and Christianity in Indonesia 1967--1989},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2022, 21-22 October 2022, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2023},
        month={5},
        keywords={mohammad rasjidi islam and christian relations christianization},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329636}
    }
    
  • Lili Muhammad Romli
    Yon Machmudi
    Year: 2023
    Mohammad Rasjidi in the Dynamics of Relations between Islam and Christianity in Indonesia 1967–1989
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329636
Lili Muhammad Romli1,*, Yon Machmudi1
  • 1: University of Indonesia, Indonesia
*Contact email: lilimuhammadromli@gmail.com

Abstract

From 1967-1989, various essential events involved the interaction between Islam and Christianity in Indonesia. These events reflect the tension and mistrust between the two religions. Numerous leaders from both religions took part in the struggle. One of the significant Islamic leaders who enlivened the stage was Rasjidi. This paper elaborates on Mohammad Rasjidi's views on the relationship between Islam and Christianity in Indonesia from 1967-1989. This idea is a historical study. The primary sources for this study are Rasjidi's book, articles and news reports in the media. This study finds that for Rasjidi, the leading causes of distrust between the two religions were the abuse of deacons and the Christian misunderstanding of Islam. Rasjidi was a strong critic of Christianisation. This concept is inseparable from his background as a reformist Muslim and his religion-intellectual journey.