THE TRACE OF ISLAMIC AND CATHOLIC ENCOUNTERS IN EAST FLORES AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE
The idea that will be explored in this research is the historical traces of the encounter between Islam and Catholicism in the early days of East Flores and subsequent encounters that led to the revival of the spirit of tolerance in East Flores. The method was chosen for the literature study (library research), supported by reference sources such as documents, books, journals, magazines, and online media related to this research theme. This research found two models of encounters between Islam and Catholicism in East Flores: accommodative encounters (mutual acceptance and understanding) and clashing encounters in acts of violence against religious figures. These two models of encounter have negative and positive implications for the development of religious life in East Flores. One of the things that stands out is that accommodative encounters impact the livelihood of tolerance in East Flores based on culture. This study will add to the body of knowledge in the sociology and anthropology of religion.
Islamic-Catholic Encounter, Lamaholot, Tolerance