THE PERSISTENCE OF ANCESTOR VENERATION: A DIALOGICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS IN INDONESIA

Setio, Robert (2019) THE PERSISTENCE OF ANCESTOR VENERATION: A DIALOGICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND INDIGENOUS RELIGIONS IN INDONESIA. Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, 29 (2). pp. 205-226. ISSN 0926-2326

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Abstract

Death does not mark the end of the relationship between the dead and the living. The bereaved family members receive help, strength and memories of the past, as well as an awareness of being part of a family lineage, from the deceased. The deceased receive respect, sustainability, and higher status than another human from their descendants. In social life, ancestor veneration functions as a type of social glue, maintaining social identity, even projecting meanings amid social fragmentations. This study will show the persistence and function of ancestor veneration among modern Christians in Indonesia, the resistance of local culture against the hegemony of modern culture, as well as the “the antithetic stance of the church”. At the same time, this study will also reveal changes in theology impacted by encounters with the indigenous culture in which ancestor veneration is kept. The encounter will be deemed dialogical.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ancestor veneration, dead, mortuary, Mangongkal holi, Rambu Solo, contextual theology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions: Fakultas Teologi > Teologi
Depositing User: Mrs Dhian Widyaningrum
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 01:38
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 08:09
URI: http://katalog.ukdw.ac.id/id/eprint/1873

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