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Old And New Christianity In The Southeastern Islands

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This chapter discusses the local variations on a renewed race with Islam in the late nineteenth and early twenthieth century, the very slow transition from sixteenth and seventeenth century Portuguese and Dutch Christianity towards a modernising Christianity that accepted schools, hospitals and other aspects of modernity as part of a new culture and religion in the twentieth century. The Portuguese wanted to include a remark that Catholicism would continue to be protected by the new overlord, but Dutch parliament wanted also to include the religious freedom of Protestants. Until 1650 there was an expansion of the Muslim trading network from Ternate and Makassar towards the southeastern islands, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT). NTT was like most of insular East Indonesia a region of many petty rulers. The Muslim Sultan of Bima claimed sovereignty over West Flores (Manggarai), but could only maintain some trading posts on the coast.

Keywords: Catholicism; Christianity; Indonesia; Islam; Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT); Portuguese; southeastern islands; West Flores



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