DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 December) – Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar’s latest book, “The Masses are Messiah: Contemplating the Filipino Soul” will be launched Friday, International Human Rights Day, at the Ateneo de Davao University.
The launching will be preceded by a lecture where the author shares on the findings of the research study that led to the writing of the book.
This research study was conducted nationwide from Basco, Batanes to Bongao, Tawi-tawi in 2008-2010 involving all sectors of the Philippine population. The study sought to find the answers to the questions: a) Is there such a thing as Filipino spirituality. b) If there is, is this a
transformation-oriented spirituality that affect us at the level of the self, family, community, the nation-state and cosmic reality?
The book is published by the Institute of Spirituality in Asia (ISA), based in Quezon City. It is the third of a trilogy that began with “To be Poor and Obscure” published by Ateneo de Manila University Press (2004) and “Mystic Wanderers: In the Land of Perpetual Departure” published by ISA (2005).
Venue of the book launch from 3:40 to 5:40 in the afternoon is J301 of the Jubilee Hall, the new building beside the ADDU chapel.
The public lecture and book launch are sponsored by the Ateneo de Davao University Research and Publication Office and School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program and the Davao Association of Schools and Colleges with the support of the ADDU Theology Division, Philosophy Division, Social Involvement Coordinating Office, the College Campus Ministry and the ISA.
The book will also be launched at the Titus Brandsma Center, 28 Acacia St., New Manila, Quezon City on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Gaspar is former head of the Redemptorist Itinerant Mission Team and writes two columns for MindaNews, one in English [A Sojourner’s Views] and the other in Binisaya [Panaw-Lantaw]. (MindaNews)