[Blueboard] Asian Courses at LST for 2nd semester

rtaray at admu.edu.ph rtaray at admu.edu.ph
Mon Oct 12 11:56:05 PHT 2009

Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
P.O. Box 240, U.P. 1144 Quezon City, Philippines * Tel  
(632)4266430-35; Fax (632) 4265967

Office of the President
							                                                 October 12, 2009

I am pleased to announce the 2nd semester Courses related to the Asian  
Mandate of LST. These intensive courses which may be taken for credit  
or audit are taught by visiting professors from other Asian  
theological faculties. Contact LST Dean?s Office for details.

BUDDHISM (Fr. Noel Sheth, S.J.)
	Buddhism is a major world force today because of its continuing  
contribution to Asian history and cultures, and of the wide appeal of  
its solutions to problems of modern life, its contributions to peace  
and ecological balance, and its liberative thrust towards equality and  
justice. The course discusses the following: (a) the life experience  
of the Buddha and the basic doctrines of Buddhism, (b) its  
inculturation into different Asian cultures, (c) points of convergence  
and divergence between Buddhism and Christianity, and (d) challenges  
to Buddhism in today?s world.

Fr. Sheth is former President and Professor of Indian Philosophies and  
Religions at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pontifical Institute of  
Philosophy and Religion, Pune, India. A much awarded scholar for his  
M.A. (University of Pune) and Ph.D. in Sanskrit (Harvard University),  
he holds positions in international professional organizations and has  
published works in many journals in India and abroad.

This course aims to deepen students? understanding of international  
migration in preparation for migrant ministry in Asia. Migration makes  
us rethink changes in demography and labor market, issues related to  
citizenship, nationhood, race and ethnicity, and consequently the  
Church?s ministry beyond national boundaries.
The course is composed of three parts: (a) an overview the historical  
development of international migration especially in Asia, (b) an  
examination of thematic issues related to politics, development,  
gender, and multiculturalism, focusing on the Philippines and East  
Asia, and (c) an exploration of Church?s contribution to the promotion  
of migrants? rights.

Fr. Kim is a Korean Jesuit with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the  
University of San Diego and is currently Assistant Professor of the  
Department of Sociology in Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. His  
primary research and published work cover civil society, religion and  
international migration.


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