Reformation Musical History and Theology

This project aims to promote academic research on all aspects of the Reformation Musical History and Theology.

No synthetic and theoretical study of the Reformation musical history and theology has so far been undertaken despite its acknowledged need. As well as filling a specific lacuna, this research project seeks to identify the historical and theological foundations of the Reformation,  musical practices and their significance for education, ethics, and liturgy today.  The objectives of this project are:

  • To create an international academic network to conduct research on Reformation Musical History and Theology.
  • To provide an interdisciplinary centre unifying musicological, historical and theological work carried out within academic institutions and other public and relevant private organizations.
  • To present conferences, seminars, and lecture series’ in support of international and national interests in Reformation Musical History and Theology.
  • To identify and develop new methodological and hermeneutical frameworks for Reformation Musical History and Theology.
  • To distribute the outcome of the projects (theses, monographs and edited volumes) for a wide international readership.

This project has the following loci:

  • Music and Religious Education in Reformation Europe.
  • Music, Rhetoric, and Moral Philosophy in Early Modern Europe.
  • Music, Language, and Liturgy in the Reformation.
  • Music, Devotion, and Identity in Reformation Europe.
  • Music, Exile, and Spirituality in Early Modern Europe.


Title Research Project

Reformation Musical History and Theology


Name of Organizing Institution

Theological University Kampen and European Melanchthon-Academy Bretten


Project Manager

Dr. Hyun-Ah Kim


Duration of the Project



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Dr. Hyun-Ah Kim

Theological University Kampen
Broederweg 15
8261 GS Kampen
The Netherlands






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