The hypocrisy of religious leaders: study on political attitudes, political bribery, and gaps between speech and actions among religious leaders in West-Java, Indonesia

  • H. Husni Institut Agama Islam Darussalam (IAID) Ciamis, Indonesia

Abstract

This study aims to find the relationship between political attitudes, political bribery, and the gap between speech and action among religious leaders in West Java, Indonesia. This research uses the convergence method between quantitative and qualitative. Data were collected by means of questionnaires, interviews, various documents, and observations. The results showed that the political attitudes of religious leaders were strongly related to their bribery culture. An important finding of this study is that the political attitudes of religious leaders are built in an effort to gain political and material benefits, including enriching themselves and their families. Political attitudes and political bribery are conditions that are hidden from the public, so what they say is actually not the same as what they do.

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Published
2020-10-15
How to Cite
Husni, H. (2020). The hypocrisy of religious leaders: study on political attitudes, political bribery, and gaps between speech and actions among religious leaders in West-Java, Indonesia. Religious Studies: An International Journal, 8(2), 169-188. Retrieved from http://fssh-journal.org/index.php/jrs/article/view/142