Theology Thursday: Christina Astorga

Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Franz Hall 120 - Conference Room
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MacKinnon, Deborah
Theology Department


Filipino lakas tawa with examples drawn from the 1986 Filipino revolution is interfaced with lament based on the Book of Lamentation with parallel examples from W.E. Burghardt Du Bois’ “A Litany at Atlanta.” ‘Lakas tawa’ and Lament are two ways of being and doing in the face of suffering and death, but are intrinsically woven into the tapestry of one human reality. They are two paths of resistance, both deeply connected to faith and religion, though in different ways. Where they converge and diverge, they have the power to subvert the oppressive systems and the potential of transforming them.


Dr. Christina Astorga is currently professor and chair of the Theology department of the University of Portland. She was the former chair of the Ateneo de Manila University - Loyola Schools department of Theology and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought of Duquesne University. She had received visiting scholarships and fellowships from Boston College, Georgetown University and Fordham University. Well published in the field of theological ethics. She was recognized and awarded for her recent book, Catholic Moral Theology and Social Ethics: A New Method which received the College Theology Society 2014 Best Book Award and the 2015 Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada best Book Award, Third Place.




Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Time: 7:15 - 8:30PM

Location: Franz Hall #120

Event is Free

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