Islamism, Judaism, and Atheism in the Novel Bumi Cinta and Authorship

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Dadi Waras Suhardjono, Novi Anoegrajekti, Ninuk Lustyantie, Kundharu Saddhono, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia


This article discusses the importance of instilling humanitarian religiosity in life because it brings goodness to mankind. Islam and the Koran are universal religion and holy book. All humans, whether they believe in God or deny it, can use the Koran as a guide for life. The novel Bumi Cinta expresses the universality of Islam and the Koran through figures representing Islam, Jews, and adherents of atheism. The novel is set in Russia, a former communist country. To obtain data, the method used is genetic structuralism, which is to analyze the contents of the novel through intrinsic elements related to religiosity. Religiosity studied consists of belief, worship, devotion, knowledge and practice. The data obtained is the result of an analysis of the intrinsic elements of the novel and five things related to religiosity combined with the author, which includes background, social background, and world views regarding Islam, Judaism and atheism. The result is that Islamic religiosity is more of a mission of mercy for the universe, while the Jews aspire to realize the promised country, namely Greater Israel. Meanwhile, atheism does not only exist in communist countries, but already exists in many countries and education plays a role in shaping this understanding.

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