Een gelofte aan God is geen koehandel: Een christelijk traktaatje in moslims gewaad van de Javaanse ‘prototheoloog’ Paulus Tosari over geloften | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 50, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



Paulus Tosari, the spiritual leader of the Javanese christians in Majawarna, possibly in 1857 wrote a christian tract about vows as a reaction to a dance party (), which had been held by an important member of the congregation in fulfilment of a vow. Tosari’s tract is cast in Javanese verse forms () and was meant for sung performance. The text is here transliterated and translated in full. It is suggested that the only surviving copy of the text was an example of ‘clever’ missionary literature.


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