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Affirming Christian Identity Within Indonesian Society

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Globalization has spread quickly to all aspects of life. Religions are often not able to humanize humans and to lift up their dignity and are not able to develop structures of law, social behavior, and morality effectively. Indonesian Christians live in a state in which the majority of its citizenship is Muslim. Christianity and Islam have different doctrines of God that often traps them in a strained relationship. The Qur’an explicitly states that God is transcendent and beyond the sense of perception. It denies Christ as a divine savior for all humankind and it states that he was just a prophet for Israelites. One does not live in a religious homogeneity, but live amid religious plurality and diversity. Inclusive love as one of the Christian identities should be realized in the encounter with Islam. Christian identity always needs to be reformulated relevant to the contemporary challenges it is facing.

Keywords: Christ; Christian identity; globalization; Indonesian society; Muslim; Qur’an

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