[Blueboard] PSHEV Releases Special Double Issue on Filipino Catholicism

Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints [LS] philstudies.soss at ateneo.edu
Thu Oct 23 06:56:28 PHT 2014

*Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints*
has just released a special double issue on Filipino Catholicism.

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Appearing as issue numbers 3-4 of volume 62 (September to December 2014),
this special issue gathers nine research articles, two research notes, and
three book reviews. Dr Jayeel Cornelio, Director of the Development Studies
Program, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, and a
sociologist of religion, is the guest editor.
 The nine articles fall under three different themes that matter to the
study of Catholicism today: church-state relations, popular religion, and
reflections on studying Filipino Catholicism.

The articles on church-state relations include those by Dr David Buckley
(University of Louiseville) on Catholicism as a "public religion" and its
democratic dilemma; Fr Jose Mario C Francisco, SJ (Loyola School of
Theology, Ateneo de Manila University) on the discourse about the
Philippines as a "Catholic nation"; and Dr Coeli Barry (Mahidol University)
on the changes in the spirituality and congregational lives of nuns from
the 1930s to the 1970s, which resulted in the Filipinization of their

Tackling popular religion are the articles by Dr Manuel Victor J Sapitula
(University of the Philippines Diliman) on the Perpetual Help devotion in
Baclaran as exemplifying a "modern popular religion"; Dr Deirdre de la Cruz
(University of Michigan) on the "shower of petals" miracle in Lipa,
Batangas, in 1948-1949 as reason to rethink "popular religion"; and Dr
Josefina Socorro F Tondo (De La Salle University) on the religiosity of
Filipina migrant domestic workers in Kuala Lumpur and their relationships
with Malaysian employers, Catholics, and religious leaders.

Reflecting on the methods used in studying Filipino Catholicism are the
articles by Dr Jayeel Cornelio (Ateneo de Manila University) on the turn to
"everyday authenticity" in the study of religion in the Philippines since
the 1990s; Dr Julius Bautista and Peter J Bräunlein (National University of
Singapore and University of Göttingen) on the challenges of doing
ethnographic fieldwork on the Passion rituals of Central Luzon, which
questions the assumption that the researcher is free to determine the
parameters of fieldwork; and Dr Paul-François Tremlett (Open University,
UK) on the changes in the spatial dynamics of Metro Manila and how these
changes may be related to contemporary Catholicism, particularly with the
emergence of the El Shaddai movement.

In a research note, Adrian Hermann (Utrecht University and Stanford
University) discusses the early periodicals of the Iglesia Filipina
Independiente (1903-1904) and the formation of a global, transcontinental
network of independent Catholic churches. Fr Victor L Badillo, SJ, provides
a complete list of American Jesuits who were brought to the prison camps at
the University of Santo Tomas and at Los Baños during the Second World War.

The books reviewed are: Julius J Bautista's *Figuring Catholicism: An
Ethnohistory of the **Niño** de Cebu* (Ateneo de Manila University Press),
reviewed by Grace Liza Y Concepcion (University of Asia and the Pacific);
Romeo B Galang Jr's *A Cultural History of Santo Domingo* (UST
Publishing House),
reviewed by Isabel Consuelo A Nazareno (Ateneo de Manila University); and
Lukas Kaelin's *Strong Family, Weak State: Hegel's Political Philosophy and
the Filipino Family* (Ateneo de Manila University Press), reviewed by Arjan
P Aguirre (Ateneo de Manila University).
The special double issue will be launched on 21 November 2014, in
partnership with Rappler. Details will be announced at a later time.

Copies of the journal may be obtained from the journal office at Room 202
CCS Building, Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University,
Loyola Heights, Quezon City. The office can be reached through (632)
426.6001 extn 4619 or philstudies.soss at ateneo.edu.

The journal is published quarterly by the Ateneo de Manila University
through its School of Social Sciences.

Articles in *Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints* are
indexed and abstracted in Historical Abstracts, Scopus, World Affairs
Online, International Biography of the Social Sciences, Ulrich’s Global
Serials Directory, and IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical
Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences) and IBR (International
Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and
Social Sciences). It is included in the database of Asia-Studies Full-text
Online, EBSCO Host, Informit e-Library, JSTOR, and Project MUSE.
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