A re-examination of the place of al-Hallaj in the development of Southeast Asian Islam

  title={A re-examination of the place of al-Hallaj in the development of Southeast Asian Islam},
  author={R. Michael Feener},
For decades, the academic study of Islam in Southeast Asia has been dominated by a preoccupation with the role of mysticism in the region. From the earliest descriptions in Raffles' History of Java of 1817 to the anthropological writings of Clifford Geertz (Geertz I960, 1968), the mystical orientation of Southeast Asian Islam has been assumed a priori. Such an orientation has dominated the contents of several Leiden dissertations, and eventually led to Professor Johns' thesis concerning the… Expand
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