The Filipino Christ and the Historical Jesus

Michael Demetrius H. Asis: Ateneo de Manila University

Published Date: Sep 14, 2022 | Accepted Date: Sep 7, 2022 | Submitted Date: Sep 14, 2022


The Filipino Christ and the Historical Jesus is a book based on current historical Jesus studies in the Philippines and abroad. It asks the question, “How does the historical Jesus interact with Filipino Christianity—its popular Christ figures and images, doctrinal pronouncements, cultic practices, and ethical choices?” The book ultimately proposes Jesus as “Bayani”—one who gives himself up for others and the nation and inspires “bayanihan”—so that Filipinos may become lifegiving agents and catalysts of meaningful social change in the nation.


bayani, bayanihan, Christology from Above, Christology from Below, Filipino Christ, Historical Jesus

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