Call for Papers: The Reformed Theology and Spirituality of Music

Posted: 24 December 2018

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The First International Conference on Reformation Musical History and Theology will take place in Kampen, 13-15 May 2020 and is hosted by the Centre for Dutch Reformation Studies (CDRS) of the Theologische Universiteit Kampen.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals which engage with a range of methodologies and perspectives on the Reformed traditions of music in public worship and private devotion, from academic and practice-based viewpoints. Proposals may address, but need not be limited to, the following topics:

  • The early modern Reformed theology and spirituality of music: 1520s – 1700s.
  • The Reformed practices of church music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • Music, devotion, and identity in Reformed worship.
  • Music, ethics, and spirituality in Reformed churches.
  • The Reformed tradition of music as prayer.
  • Music, dance, and education in Reformed churches.
  • Singing, exile, and piety in Reformed churches.
  • Organ music in Reformed churches.
  • Relationship between the Reformed practices of church music and its Lutheran counterpart.
  • Church music in non-Western Reformed churches (Asia, Africa and Latin America).
  • Reforming the Reformed tradition of music: challenge, change and continuity.



Proposals and brief CVs (max. 100 words) should be submitted to the committee via e-mail no later than 1 July 2019.


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Event Info

Start Date
13 May 2020

End Date
15 May 2020

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