[Blueboard] Book Launch of "The Philippines: An Asiatic and Catholic Archipelago" by Fr. Pierre de Charentenay SJ on 15 February 2016

Theology and Ministry Program [LS] theomin.soh at ateneo.edu
Wed Feb 10 21:42:02 PHT 2016

Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc., The Departments of Theology and
Political Science of the Ateneo de Manila University and The Loyola School
of Theology invite you to the book launch of “The Philippines. An Asiatic
and Catholic Archipelago” by Pierre de Charentenay SJ on Monday, 15
February 2016, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila
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Reactors are Rev. Msgr. Jose Clemente F. Ignacio, Vicar General of the
Archdiocese of Manila, and Dr. Benjamin T. Tolosa, Jr., Associate Professor
of the Department of Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University.

*How to build a strong nation with so many fractures? We shall attempt to
answer this question by making a journey back to previous historical,
political, and religious developments. We must, therefore, speak of
religion in the Philippine context. Religion and politics are almost
inalienable from Philippine culture, separation of church and state
notwithstanding. Catholicism was thoroughly cultivated in the population of
the archipelago, while Christianity remains the religion of “white men” in
many parts of Asia. After all, it was the Spaniards who evangelized by fiat
of its royal “patronato” in order to “humanize and Christianize their
colonies.” In managing to make the Philippines the only major Catholic
country in Asia at its time, this identity marker has shaped the majority
of inhabitants in the archipelago (From the Introduction).*

*About the Author*

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Pierre de Charentenay, an Ardennes-born, Parisian, entered the Society of
Jesus at 22 in 1965. In addition to his Jesuit formation in philosophy and
theology, he earned a Masters degree in Sociology at Fordham University in
New York and a doctorate in Political Science in Paris. He taught Sociology
of International Relations in the Institut Catholique de Paris for six
years. Subsequently, he was the Director of a bimonthly journal of
formation of lay people in France, “Cahiers de l’action religieuse et
sociale” (1985-1991), President of the Jesuit Faculty in Paris, Centre
Sèvres (1991-1997), and Director of the European office of the Jesuits in
Brussels (1997-2004). Following a sabbatical year at Fordham, he became
Chief Editor of the review Etudes until 2012, then a Political Science
faculty at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines for a year.
He has written many articles and several books on European Politics, Social
Doctrine of the Church, and the relations between Church and State in
different contexts, and is currently a member of the College of Writers of
the Civilta' Cattolica in Rome.


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