This paper is an original, ethnographic account of the interreligious peacebuilding efforts by two Christian reverends, Reverend Elifas Maspaitella and Reverend Jacklevyn Manuputty, in post-war Maluku, Indonesia. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted by the author in 2014, and grounded in the theoretical framework of interstitial theology proposed by Tinu Ruparell, this paper highlights the narratives that these reverends employ to promote peace between Christian and Muslim communities in Maluku. Specifically, both personalities use contextualised forms of ecclesiology and cosmology within the context of Muslim-Christian reconciliation in Central Maluku. In doing so, they redefine “theology” as networks of thought and praxis that are intertwined with, and inseparable from, each other.
Global / Interreligious Relations
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