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By Al Makin

ISBN-10: 3319389769

ISBN-13: 9783319389769

This booklet is the 1st paintings that comprehensively provides the bills of Lia Eden, a former flower arranger who claims to have got divine messages from the Archangel Gabriel and based the divine Eden nation in her condo in Jakarta. This ebook locations Lia Eden’s prophetic trajectory within the context of numerous Indonesian non secular and non secular traditions, during which countless numbers of others additionally claimed to were commanded via God to guide humans and to set up spiritual teams. This ebook bargains a clean procedure in the direction of the wealthy Indonesian spiritual and non secular traditions with specific recognition to the debts of the emergence of indigenous prophets who based a few renowned religions. It provides the background of prophetic culture which continues to be alive in Indonesian society from the colonial to reform interval. It additionally explores the ways that those prophets rebelled opposed to hegemonies: colonial energy some time past and Islamic orthodoxy within the current. The dialogue of this e-book makes a speciality of Lia Eden together with her biography, claims to prophethood and divinity, the improvement of her crew Eden country, her problem to Islamic orthodoxy  less than the banner of the MUI (Indonesian Ulama Council), her persecution by way of radical teams, her reports in court docket trials and imprisonment, and public responses to her emergence. The dialogue additionally covers different issues at the moment drawing public awareness in Indonesia, resembling pluralism, non secular freedom, tolerance, discrimination opposed to minorities, and secularisation.

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