Exploring the Possible Worlds of Religious Literature in Indonesia: A Narratological Approach

Moh Arif Susanto, Setya Yuwana Sudikan, Anas Ahmadi, Nadya Afdholy


This article explores the application of narratology and possible worlds theory in the study of religious literature in Indonesia. It begins by providing an overview of narratology and possible worlds theory and how these approaches can be applied to religious narratives. The significance of religious literature in Indonesia is then discussed, highlighting the role that these narratives play in shaping religious beliefs and practices. The article then explores the use of possible worlds theory in the study of Islamic epics, Javanese mystical texts, and Balinese Hindu texts, demonstrating the complex and multi-layered possible worlds created by these narratives. The section on reader responses examines how readers engage with and interpret religious texts, and how reader responses contribute to the construction of religious meaning. The conclusion summarizes the key insights gained from the study and explores the broader implications of this research for the study of religion and literature in other cultural and historical contexts.


Indonesia; Narratological Approach; Possible Worlds; Religious Literature

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18415/ijmmu.v10i6.4680


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