The Religion of Java
Written with a rare combination of analysis and speculation, this comprehensive study of Javanese religion is one of the few books on the religion of a non-Western people which emphasizes variation and conflict in belief as well as similarity and harmony. The reader becomes aware of the intricacy and depth of Javanese spiritual life and the problems of political and social integration reflected in the religion.
The Religion of Java will interest specialists in Southeast Asia, anthropologists and sociologists concerned with the social analysis of religious belief and ideology, students of comparative religion, and civil servants dealing with governmental policy toward Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
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Review: The Religion of JavaUser Review - jochem - Goodreads
I appreciate the tremendous wok that has crept into the writing of this book. I especially enjoyed the many notes or quotes from the conversations Geertz has with his "informants". On the whole I am ... Read full review
Review: The Religion of JavaUser Review - June - Goodreads
it's one of the hallmark Geertz made in his work, perhaps even the most recognized one, at least among Indonesianist. but, as has been noted by many critics, his rich elaboration has simplify the diverse accents of Islam as embraced by Javanese people. Read full review
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