9780804796378-0804796378-Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center)

Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center)

ISBN-13: 9780804796378
ISBN-10: 0804796378
Edition: 1
Author: Hoesterey, James Bourk
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804796378
ISBN-10: 0804796378
Edition: 1
Author: Hoesterey, James Bourk
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hoesterey, James Bourk wrote Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center) comprising 296 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804796378 and 9780804796378. Since then Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training seminars. In Rebranding Islam James B. Hoesterey draws on two years' study of this charismatic leader and his message of Sufi ideas blended with Western pop psychology and management theory to examine new trends in the religious and economic desires of an aspiring middle class, the political predicaments bridging self and state, and the broader themes of religious authority, economic globalization, and the end(s) of political Islam.

At Gymnastiar's Islamic school, television studios, and MQ Training complex, Hoesterey observed this charismatic preacher developing a training regimen called Manajemen Qolbu into Indonesia's leading self-help program via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training seminars. Hoesterey's analysis explains how Gymnastiar articulated and mobilized Islamic idioms of ethics and affect as a way to offer self-help solutions for Indonesia's moral, economic, and political problems. Hoesterey then shows how, after Aa Gym's fall, the former celebrity guru was eclipsed by other television preachers in what is the ever-changing mosaic of Islam in Indonesia. Although Rebranding Islam tells the story of one man, it is also an anthropology of Islamic psychology.

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