Transformation of Religious Culture in The Tionghoa Ethnic: A Study in The Implementation of Barzanji in Donggala City
Idrus A. Rore*, Sutarman Yodo, Muhammad Nur Ali, Sultan Zainuddin
University of Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
Int. J. Grad. Res. Rev. Vol 6(2): 60-69.
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This research’s aims are 1) To Analyze the function of adaptation in the transformation of religious culture among ethnic Chinese in the implementation of barzanji; 2) To Analyze the function of achieving goals in the transformation of religious culture among ethnic Chinese in the implementation of barzanji; 3) To Analyze the function of integration in the transformation of religious culture among ethnic Chinese in the implementation of barzanji ; and 4) To Analyze the function of maintaining patterns in the transformation of religious culture among ethnic Chinese in the implementation of barzanji. To answer and analyze the problem formulation, a research with a constructivism paradigm, an approach or a qualitative type of qualitative method is conducted.The unit of analysis is the ethnic Chinese who were determined purposively reinforced by snowball . Research location in Donggala City for 1 (one) year. Types and sources of data consist of; primary data from ethnic Chinese and secondary data from a number of documents, books, references, journals, magazines, and documentation. The technique of collecting data uses interviews, observation and documentation. The results and discussion show: 1) Chinese ethnic groups holding barzanji are a form of adaptation within the framework of religious cultural transformation that starts from knowing, knowing, following, and initiating barzanji implementation; 2) ethnic Chinese hold barzanji because there is a magical and motivated fear of making peace with the social realm; 3) ethnic Chinese held barzanji as a means of social integration; and 4) ethnic Chinese holding barzanji is a reflection of the transformation of religious culture that nurtures and strengthens social solidarity.