Christ In The Philippines by Leornardo N. Mercado
The book attempts to clarify some elements of Christology in the Philippine context. After stating the need of incarnating Christ in the local culture, the methodology is explained, namely, that the people are the best contextualizers of theology. The theologian's role is to explicitate and refine the implied theology in the people's practices.
Four chapters are devoted on the search of models by studying the phenomena of how locally-founded sects, folk Christians and believers in official forms of Christianity contextualize Christ, power and the local community. A synthesis of the various models serves as a basis for theological reflection.
Various disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology, history, and philosophy are used in dialogue with theology. The interdisciplinary nature of the work is in accordance with recent trends on how theologizing should be done.
Tacloban City, Philippines : Divine Word University, 1982
118 pages ; 23 cm