Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat

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ISSN / EISSN : 2407-0556 / 2599-3267
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Rohit Mahatir Manese
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 8, pp 85-107;

This article aims to describe caused the restriction of religion and belief freedom and its implications in Indonesia. The author’s argument on the ownership that limitation of the religion and belief freedom in Indonesia which have mainstreams about religious values and blasphemy. It causes diversity in Indonesia to limited pluralism experience. With the perspective of pluralism, limiting the religion and belief freedom is carried out by the state makes ancestral religions which is not declared as official religions. Apart from making the state that recognizes only six religions, this statement contradicts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant. By using the literature review method, this article finds that the religion and belief freedom in Indonesia experiences delimited pluralism so this condition brings to negotiated on ancestral religions and intolerance to minority groups. Keywords: Freedom of Religion and Belief; Religious Value; Delimited Pluralism; Discrimination; Intolerance.
Christanto Sema Rappan Paledung
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 8, pp 31-55;

Today philanthropy is always understood as the charity acts towards the poor. Many social organizations are active in the philanthropy field. However, these philanthropic acts only represent charitable or charity acts. Therefore, this paper intends to explore the biblical meaning of philanthropyitself. It will construct a theology of philanthropy according to the interpretation of Acts 28:1-2, 7-10 and Titus 3:1-10. The main author’s argument in this paper is that philanthropic theology is an act of friendship between God and humans also human to human which is the church basis and character, in relationships with other religions. This research process will use library research and hermeneutical processes to explore the meaning of the philanthropy concept. In the end, I will propose the implication of philanthropy theology in daily life with other religions. Keywords: Philanthropy; Friendship; God; Human; Life With Other Religions.
Johanis Putratama Kamuri,
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 8, pp 7-30;

This paper is aimed to determine the appropriate Christian attitude towards the practice of belis (dowry) in Sumba Island. The biblical, anthropological, and sociological concepts of dowry are the conceptual framework for understanding and analyzing the concept of belis. Based on systematic reviews and asymmetric comparisons of the Sumbanese belis concepts and biblical concept of dowry, it is found that rejection of the practice of belis is unnecessary. Belis can be practiced by Sumbanese Christians with a critical attitude. The goal is the transformation of the belis culture. Transformation is achieved through several actions: doing belis principles that do not conflict with biblical principles; rejecting the principles that conflict with biblical principles; and avoiding the practices of belis which have been distorted by deviating motivations either from the biblical or the rights belis principles. Keywords: Belis; Dowry; Marapu; Sumba; Cultural Transformation.
Semy Arayunedya
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 8, pp 1-6;

Keamanan (security) dalam konteks politik negara dan hubungan internasional adalah sebuah konsep yang menawarkan jaminan di mana tiap warga negara, masyarakat, dan negara dapat hidup dalam keadaan aman. Konsep ini cukup kontroversial karena setidaknya memuat dua hal: fleksibilitas definisi ancaman (notion of threat) dan subjektivitas dari referent object (komunitas masyarakat atau negara) . Keduanya saling berkait. Ancaman dapat didefinisikan oleh referent object yang biasanya diperankan negara atau rezim pemerintah. Begitu ditentukan definisinya, negara mulai menggambarkan jenis dan skala ancaman terhadap teritori, kedaulatan, ideologi.
Yusuf Siswantara
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 8, pp 57-84;

Jesus is a teacher who sets an example of His teaching to the disciples. The story of the early disciples' vocation provides evidence that Jesus is expertise in personal development. This fact is a moral criticism issue that is not in line with religious values and a challenge to Christian religious education which means the Church work in the educational issue. Through a library research approach, this study aims to explore the pedagogical meaning and methods of Christian religious education in vocational stories (Matthew 4: 18-22, Markus. 1: 16-20, Luke 5: 1-14). The focus is on the pedagogical meaning, methodology and implementation of the teachings of Jesus in the vocational story. The result is an imaginative analogy, a term that affirms the educational meaning of Christian religious and educational methodology where the experience (in the light of) faith is accompanied by acts that are much more effective in Christian religious education. Keywords: Pedagogy; Educational Methods; Christian Religious Education; Disciples of Jesus.
Andreas Maurenis Putra
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 8, pp 109-135;

Even though the theme discussed in this paper is the Covid-19 pandemic, the real background is the world that behind the Covid-19 pandemic, namely, civilization which today has filled with fear, conspiracy, group interests, indifference and injustice. They are actually caused by the humans themselves. Based on this context, the author tries to show that the Covid-19 pandemic is not only a disaster but also an opportunity to lead for a new civilization of global solidarity in the world. Using the literature method (library research), this research was conducted by, first, reading the phenomenon about Covid-19 from the literature. Second, comparing it with central areas in life, and third, draws normative ethical implication which is global solidarity and theological implications in faith inspires a global solidarity movement, especially for Christians, rests on the cross and the resurrection. Keywords: Covid-19; Civilization; Normative-Ethical Implication; Theological Implication; Global Solidarity.
Edy Syahputra Sihombing
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 7, pp 173-196;

The witness of faith is an important element in interreligious dialogue to nourish the existence of theology in intercultural contexts. But dialogue tends to be understood as merely sharing truth information and doctrines in various religions. Such model dialogue is actually not relevant in religious plurality. On the other hand, there are challenges to creating dialogue, including: arrogance, closed attitudes, and claims of truth absolutism. Such a situation does not foster theology in an intercultural context. Humility is the key to dialogue, and the witness of faith plays an important role in nourishing theology in intercultural contexts. In interreligious dialogue, the important witness of faith today is living and practicing the authentic teachings of every religion, such as living in peace, harmony of fraternity, building wisdom of love, and creating justice. This paper will explore the significance of faith witness-ing in interreligious dialogue and intercultural theology with literature research methods to offer implementative recommendations. Keywords: faith witness; dialogue; interreligious; intercultural; theology
Suarbudaya Rahadian, Fially Fallderama
Societas Dei: Jurnal Agama dan Masyarakat, Volume 7, pp 219-244;

Protestant political theology believes the government is God’s vice in this world therefore has a legitimation to manage all aspect of human life. This conviction affected Protestants to unquestioningly obeyed the goverment. On the other hand the doctrine of the fall in Reformed tradition, believes that all aspect of creation has fall short of glory, consequently, the government as a part of creation could also fell into corruption. For this reason, a long-standing of Calvinist tradition has a lot of theological resourcement to be critical-constructive to authority. This paper tries to dig John Calvin’s theological treatises from his early writing and seminal works through historical theology method, to find Calvin’s basic idea about the critical nature of church-goverment relationship. The excavation from Calvin’s early writing in this paper prospecfully would give critical and analytical tools to undertand ethical relation between church and government in Indonesia context. Keywords:political theology; calvinism; historical theology; critical attitude; government.
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