Traditional Tunes Transformed

Resonances and Dissonances between Theology and Lived Religion in the Protestant Church on the Central Moluccas

This website page shows the audio-visual material that is part of my Master's thesis project that I conducted for the Research Master ‘Religious Studies’ at Utrecht University. The research is based on three months of anthropological fieldwork in the Central Moluccas, Indonesia, from October to December 2019. I studied the interrelation between a theological idea on traditional church music and actual religious attitudes and practices. I traced the transformation of this idea among theologians, clergy, church members and musicians, asking how traditional Moluccan music as framed within contextual Moluccan theology is interrelated with lived religion.
If you are interested in my research and thesis, feel free to email me: jiplensink95 [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com.

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