The sickle and the cross: Christians and communists in Bali, Flores, Sumba and Timor, 1965-67

The author thinks that over the years much has been written about the so-called attempted coup in Indonesia in 1965. Many of the horrors depicted Balinese or abongan, nominal Muslims in Central and East Java, but little has been written about the Catholic and Protestant inhabitants of those regions...

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Published in:Journal of Southeast Asian studies
Main Author: Webb, R. A. F. Paul (Author)
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 1986
In:Journal of Southeast Asian studies
Year: 1986, Volume: 17, Issue: 1, Pages: 94-112
Further subjects:B Indonesia Bali Flores (Island) Sumba Timor (Insel) Coup d'état / Militärputsch Communist party Christen Militärherrschaft Catholic church Protestant Church Massacre Muslime Communism
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Summary:The author thinks that over the years much has been written about the so-called attempted coup in Indonesia in 1965. Many of the horrors depicted Balinese or abongan, nominal Muslims in Central and East Java, but little has been written about the Catholic and Protestant inhabitants of those regions outside Java during the period 1965 and following, and how they coped with communist activity in their districts. Hitherto there has been little said concerning the Christians' attitude towards the Partai Kommunis Indonesia (KPI). The paper aims at shedding light on these questions and analyses the reasons why in more than a few districts of the eastern islands the KPI was by no means seen by some Christians as the archetypal enemy of Christianity. (DÜI-Sen)
ISSN:0022-4634
Contains:In: Journal of Southeast Asian studies