Archives par mot-clé : Catholicisme

Philippines beyond cliches

Podcast #1 : Philippines beyond cliches : « Catholic country », 02/07/2018

Catholic. Run by dynasties. Crime-ridden. Enamoured of America. Obsessed with beauty. These are a few of the stereotypes that colour international perceptions of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy—and that New Mandala readers will hear dismantled in a series of podcasts on the theme of “The Philippines Beyond the Clichés” hosted by our Philippines editor Dr Nicole Curato.

In the first of five interviews with researchers, Nicole gets Associate Professor Jayeel S. Cornelio (Twitter: @jayeel_cornelio) to unpack the statement that “The Philippines is a Catholic country.” A sociologist by training, Jayeel is one of the leading scholars of contemporary religious life in the Philippines, and heads the Development Program at Ateneo de Manila University. His latest book is Being Catholic in the Philippines: Young People Interpreting Religion (Routledge 2016).

A écouter sur : http://www.newmandala.org/philippines-beyond-chliches-catholic-country/

A Vietnamese Moses : Philiphê Bỉnh and the Geographies of Early Modern Catholicism

George Edson Dutton, A Vietnamese Moses : Philiphê Bỉnh and the Geographies of Early Modern Catholicism, University of California Press, 2016

A télécharger sur Luminos, le programme de publication de monographies en libre accès des Presses Universitaires de Californie : http://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.22/

Abstract

Vietnamese Moses is the story of Philiphê Bỉnh, a Vietnamese Catholic priest who in 1796 traveled from Tonkin to the Portuguese court in Lisbon to persuade its ruler to appoint a bishop for his community of ex-Jesuits. Based on Bỉnh’s surviving writings from his thirty-seven-year exile in Portugal, this book examines how the intersections of global and local Roman Catholic geographies shaped the lives of Vietnamese Christians in the early modern era. The book also argues that Bỉnh’s mission to Portugal and his intense lobbying on behalf of his community reflected the agency of Vietnamese Catholics, who vigorously engaged with church politics in defense of their distinctive Portuguese-Catholic heritage. George E. Dutton demonstrates the ways in which Catholic beliefs, histories, and genealogies transformed how Vietnamese thought about themselves and their place in the world. This sophisticated exploration of Vietnamese engagement with both the Catholic Church and Napoleonic Europe provides a unique perspective on the complex history of early Vietnamese Christianity.

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Vous pouvez également télécharger sur Luminos le livre d’Erik Harm, Luxury and Rubble : Civility and Dispossession in the New Saigon, University of California Press, 2016  : http://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.20/