The Religion of Java

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 1976 - Religion - 392 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
The Slametan Communal Feast as a Core Ritual
11
The Slametan Cycles
30
Birth
38
Circumcision and Marriage
51
Curing Sorcery and Magic
86
A Modern Abangan Cult
112
The Santri Variant
119
Islam and
199
The Santri Ritual Pattern
215
ThePrijaji Variant
225
The Role of Classical Art
261
The Role of Popular Art
289
Mysticism
309
The Mystical Sects
339
Conflict and Integration
355

The Development of Islam in Modjokuto
131
The Ideological Back
148
Patterns of Internal Organization of the Santri Com
162
The Santri Educational System
177
A Note on Methods of Work
383
Index of Javanese and Indonesian Terms
391
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Clifford Geertz is the Harold S. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author of many books, including Islam Observed and Peddlars and Princes and, with Hildred Geertz, Kinship in Bali (all published by the University of Chicago Press).


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