Islamic Eco-Theology: Religious Narratives in the Climate Crisis in Indonesia

  • Mansur Hidayat Institut Agama Islam Negeri Kudus, indonesia
Keywords: Climate Crisis, Ecological Behavior, Islamic Eco-Theology, Religious Narrative


This article delves into the adaptation of Islamic eco-theology as an analytical lens to dissect religious narratives surrounding the climate crisis in Indonesia. With insights derived from a spectrum of interpretations and diverse affiliations, this eco-theology provides a foundation for varied understandings and reactions to environmental challenges. The study is designed to synthesize theory and hermeneutics within a critical-qualitative framework, exploring the interplay between theology and ecology. Ecological and theological behavioural theories are employed to elucidate the data. The findings reveal two main aspects: Firstly, the representation of eco-theology in Islam has undergone a metamorphosis, expanding from its role as a catalyst for uniform responses to environmental issues to a factor enriching the dynamics of understanding and response. Secondly, although the network of Islamic eco-theology influences the perspectives of the Muslim community, its capacity to reach a broader spectrum is still limited. The study underscores that Islamic eco-theology plays a pivotal role as a subsystem in navigating responses to environmental crises, particularly in responding to the climate crisis increasingly integrated within the framework of religious thought and practice in Indonesia.


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How to Cite
Mansur Hidayat. (2023). Islamic Eco-Theology: Religious Narratives in the Climate Crisis in Indonesia. Bulletin of Indonesian Islamic Studies, 2(2), 197-212.