'Andrew Beatty's ethnographic eye is wonderfully balanced, and he manages better than any book since The Religion of Java to capture the social texture and moral tenor of different varieties of Javanese religion … [This] is an outstanding work of anthropological scholarship.' Robert Hefner, Boston University
' … fascinating study of religious diversity in Java's easternmost region of Banyuwangi …' Benjamin Zimmer, In Brief Anthropology
This is the most comprehensive book on Javanese religion since Clifford Geertz's famous study of 1960. Written in a vivid, jargon-free style, it should appeal to students of anthropology, comparative religion, and Islam, and to anyone interested in understanding how an exotic religion is practised.