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Research interests

My research considers the question whether increased diversity of Islam in the Netherlands would be reflected in a shift in the importance attributed to Islam for the individual identity and for the identity of the individual as a member of the Islamic community.

External positions

Chair (Tilburgs Ondersteuningsfonds)

15 Sep 2014 → …


  • Muslims - Christians Dialogue
  • Religion Studies
  • Religious Pluralism And Identity
  • Dialogue Muslims - Christians
  • Religious Fundamentalism
  • Islam In Indonesia
  • Religion
  • Empiric Religion Studies
  • Islam In The Netherlands
  • Islam In Morocco
  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Religions; Phenomenology
  • Inter-Religious Communication

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Research Output


Beck, H., 1 Aug 2019, Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE.. Fleet, K., Krämer, G., Matringe, D., Nawas, J. & Rowson, E. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 34-35

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • An Introduction to Ahmad Syafii Maarif: The Man and This Book

    Beck, H., 29 Jun 2018, Islam, Humanity and the Indonesian Identity: Reflections on History. Maarif, A. S. (ed.). Leiden: Leiden University Press, p. 11-19 11 p. (Debates on Islam and Society; vol. 6).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Back to Sendangsono: A Marian Pilgrimage Site as a Lens on Central Javanese Cultural Values

    Beck, H., 24 Jul 2018, In : Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde. 174, 2/3, p. 244-263 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access

    Fenomenologi Islam Modernis: Kisah Perjumpaan Muhammadiyah Dengan Kebhinekaan Perilaku Beragama

    Translated title of the contribution: A Phenomenology of Modernist Islam: The Muhammadiyah Movement and Religious Diversity in IndonesiaBeck, H., 1 Dec 2018, Yogyakarta: Suara Muhammadiyah. 298 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific


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