[Blueboard] MA Thesis Defense of Patrick Nogoy, S.J. (Philippines) on March 9, 2016

Theology and Ministry Program [LS] theomin.soh at ateneo.edu
Fri Feb 19 12:00:23 PHT 2016

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The Theology and Ministry Program of the School of Humanities invites you
to the oral defense of the MA Thesis entitled "Dragonflies Drawing Flames:
Towards a Theology of Acting Spaces and Christian Political Action. A
Theological Reflection on the Insights of *Liwanag*, *Loob*, and *Lakaran* in
Reynaldo C. Ileto's *Pasyon* and Revolution Using Hans Urs von
Balthasar's Theo-Dramatic
Theory" by Patrick Vance S. Nogoy, S.J. on March 9, 2016 (Wednesday), 2:00
pm, at the Tipanan ni San Ignacio, Second Floor Loyola School of Theology.

The Board of Examiners is composed of Fr. Manuel Francisco, S.J., S.T.D.
(Principal Examiner), Fr. Victor de Jesus, S.J., S.T.L., and Fr. Jose Mario
C. Francisco, S.J., Ph.D. Fr. Antonio de Castro, S.J., E.H.D. is the Thesis

The defense is being held in partial fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree, Master of Arts in Theological Studies with field of
specialization in Systematic Theology.  It is open to the public.

*Abstract: Reynaldo Ileto claims in his work Pasyon and Revolution that
the Pasyon provided a framework and language that made masses more aware of
a pattern in universal history, ideal forms of social behavior, a way to
attain these through suffering, death, and rebirth, and how all of these
were relevant to their participation in the 1896 Filipino Revolution. In
his reading, he unearths key insights in his main
argument: liwanag and ginhawa as outlining a worldview, loob as the local
concept of the inner self and its formation and transformation,
and lakaran as collective mass engagement in trying to achieve
a Pasyon-defined Paradise. He did not intend to provide a theological
interpretation crucial to his reading. The thesis attempts to put forward a
theological interpretation by appealing to
Hans Urs Von Balthasar’s theo-dramatic categories, applying it on the key
insights of liwanag, loob, and lakaran. The resulting theological
interpretation will complement Ileto’s reading of the Pasyon and provide a
constructive reflection leading towards a theology of acting spaces and
alternative models of Christian political action.*


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School of Humanities, Loyola Schools
Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights,
1108 Quezon City
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Journal of Loyola School of Theology and the Theology and Ministry Program
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