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Vol. LIII - No. 159 : May-August 2018

Moral Considerations in Medical Education: Buying Unclaimed Human Cadavers

Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. / Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Is it morally virtuous for a medical school to buy and to use unclaimed cadavers? Because of his exalted status as the creature who is the imago Dei, the human person has an inviolable dignity that is his simply because he is the kind of being that he is. This ... Read More

Keywords :  unclaimed cadavers, organ donation, informed consent, human dignity, human person, body donation

The books in the earliest library of the University of Santo Tomas

John N. Crossley / Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

It has recently been confirmed that many books were brought to the Philippines from Europe in the 1564 expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Fr. Martin de Rada, OSA, later brought books from China and he also possessed European books. It is well-known that Fr. Benavides gave his books in ... Read More

Keywords :  University of Santo Tomas, Miguel Benavides Library, History of University of Santo Tomas, Rare books, Early Philippine libraries

A First Glimpse of the Professors of Philippine Secondary Education in the Spanish Period, 1858-1898

Maria Eloisa G. Parco De Castro / Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

General histories of Philippine education written by Encarnacion Alzona and Evergisto Bazaco do not explain who the professors of secondary education during the Spanish colonial period were. They played a significant part in nineteenth-century Philippine life particularly when we consider that the larger number of educated Filipinos then did not ... Read More

Keywords :  Philippine secondary education, Philippine history, professors, Spanish colonial education, Segunda Ensenanza, History of Philippine Education

Assembling an Anti-Neoliberal Spirituality from the Vision of Pope Francis

Gerry Lanuza / Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

This essay is an attempt to construct an anti-neoliberal spirituality from the vision of Pope Francis. This paper will argue that postmodern and new age spiritualities serve today, to update Max Weber's Protestant ethic thesis, as the "spirit of neoliberal capitalism." Neoliberal capitalism requires "entrepreneurial subjects" that embody the values ... Read More

Keywords :  Pope Francis, Neoliberalism, Spirituality, Option for the Poor, Justice

National, Catholic, and Ecumenical

Peter-Ben Smit / Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands / Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands / Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

The Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) is one of the most remarkable churches in the Philippines, yet, its history is largely underresearched. This paper uses newly researched archival resources from the archives of this church and of partner churches to explore the way in which this ?revolutionary church? came to be ... Read More

Keywords :  Iglesia Filipina Independiente; Gregorio Aglipay; Aglipayanism; Episcopal Church; Ecumenism; Old Catholic Church; Second Vatican Council


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Jesus M. Miranda, Jr., OP

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