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Malim Religion: A Local Religion In Indonesia


Marlin religion is one of cultural religion in Indonesia that its characteristic is almost same with what is presented by anthropology above in looking at by being begun ritual, then relate to all ritual deed and trust dogma coming from myth. In Malim religion, myth is more of story about  genesis of earth construction, and reference in conducting religious ceremony ritual and base in strengthen the belief. Malim religion is not classified agama wahyu (religion of revelation) or written religion, but a religion in the term of anthropology called oral religion . This case is signed by unwritten teaching in the holy book as it is included in religion of revelation such as Islam and Christian. Based on the features, Malim religion is not too different with Buddha, Hindu,and Khong Hu Cu.

Keywords: Malim Religion; Local Religion; Revelation; Anthropology

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