UST Eccle journal releases special issues on 500 Years of Christianity in PH
Philippiniana Sacra, the official publication of the University of Santo Tomas’ Ecclesiastical Faculties, has announced special issues for the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines.
The journal has dedicated its first three issues this year to talk about the early years of religious missionaries in the archipelago.
“The works, collected here, present an in-depth scholarly understanding of the missionaries’ collegial efforts in evangelizing the so-called ‘bastion of Christianity’ in Asia, which started in the 1500s,” said its editor Fr. Jesus Miranda, OP.
The topics range from key historical figures, missionary approaches, the establishment of centers for evangelization, the arts, and the development of educational institutions.
Miranda, who is also the UST’s secretary general, said the special editions are their contribution to mark the quincentennial jubilee.
Also serving as guest editor for the issue is Dr. Jorge Mojarro, a professor in the UST Graduate school.
Mojarro specializes in global Hispanic literature, and teaches and researches on transpacific studies and early Iberian accounts about Asia.
As 2021 also marks the 800th death anniversary of St. Dominic, the journal is also releasing a special issue to honor the founder of the Order of Preachers.
The UST’s Center for Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics is working on the second volume, which bears the theme “The Dominican Way of Building the Church”.