Between Celebration and Critique
Published in commemoration of the quincentennial anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines, José Mario C. Francisco’s Between Celebration and Critique: Snapshots from 500 Years of Philippine Christianity is a compilation of his essays published over the last thirty years.
“I consider this volume a very significant and timely contribution to Asian theology. More precisely, it is an excellent introduction to fundamental theology in the Philippines and in Asia. As readers would have surmised, the approach of and issues in fundamental theology in the global south are different from those in the North, which mostly touch upon questions of bridging reason and faith. In contrast, the concern of fundamental theology in the South is how to reconcile culture, history, and agency with the Christian faith. With this volume, I believe that Professor Francisco, one of the leading theologians in Asia, will inspire other Asian theologians to do Asian fundamental theology in new and creative ways in consideration of their respective contexts.” — Felix Wilfred, Former Member, International Theological Commission, and Former Secretary, Office of Theological Concerns, Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 494 pages / BW