Mendoza, Ruben C., Ph.D.

Status: 
Full Time
Rank: 
Associate Professor
4266001 loc. 5370
Biography & Education: 
PhD in Theology / Sacrae Theologiae Doctor, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2009.
MA in Theology / Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 2004.
MA in Pastoral Ministry, Ateneo de Manila University, 1998.
Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus, Loyola School of Theology, 1996. 
AB in Philosophy, Notre Dame University, 1993.
 
Courses Taught: 
Th 141 A Theology of the Catholic Social Vision
Th 151 The Catholic Commitment of Today's Filipino: A Synthesis
 
Research Interest: 
Theologies of Religions, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, Contextual Theologies, Asian Theologies
Areas of Specialization: 
Theologies of Religions
Research: 
Book
 
A Journey to the Kingdom in the Spirit: Becoming a Dialogical Church for All the Peoples of Asia. Quezon City: Claretian Publications, 2013, forthcoming.  
 
Articles
 
"'Where the Spirit Is, There Is the Kingdom': The Kingdom of God and the Holy Spirit in the FABC's Reflections." Hapag: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Theological Research, forthcoming.
"A Church in Dialogue with Peoples of Other Faiths: A Journey to the Kingdom in the Spirit," in Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church, ed. Gerard Mannion, Pieter De Witte and Peter de Mey (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium) Leuven: Peeters Press, forthcoming.
"The Church in Bangsamoro: Engaging in Dialogue in a Time of Conflict." Pamisulu: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology and Philosophy, forthcoming.
"Walking Humbly with the Moros towards the Kingdom: A Reflection on the Catholic ChurchÕs Mission in Muslim Mindanao." Silliman Journal 53 (2012), forthcoming. 
"Assuming All That Is Asian: Becoming a Truly Local Church in Dialogue." East Asian Pastoral Review 50 (2013): 5-26. 
"The 'Other Hand of God,' The Church, and Other Religious Traditions," Philippiniana Sacra, 46 (2011): 649-7.
"Religious Pluralism and the Turn to the Spirit: The FABC's and Gavin D'Costa's Theology of Religions," Journal of Dharma 35 (2010):23-38.
"Building a Community of Communities: Interreligious Dialogue in the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo, the Philippines," Verbum SVD 50 (2009): 417-442.
"The Kingdom of God, Interreligious Dialogue, and Liberation: The FABC's Reflection on the Mission of the Church in Asia,' Loyola Schools Review (School of Humanities) 8 (2009): 49-64.
"Regnocentrism in the FABC's and Paul Knitter's Theology of Religions: Discerning Convergences and Divergences," Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 19 (2009): 167-78.
"Exploring Story-Telling as a Mode of Mission in Asia: The Asian Mission Congress 2006," Verbum SVD 47 (2006): 387-401; also in Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection 71 (2007): 195-207.
"'Ray of Truth that Enlightens All': Nostra Aetate and Its Reception by the FABC," Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 16 (2006): 148-172. 
 
Book Reviews
 
Theology from the Heart of Asia: FABC Doctoral Dissertations I (1985-1998) and Theology from the Heart of Asia: FABC Doctoral Dissertations I (1999-2008), by James H. Kroeger (ed.), Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 21 (2011): 249-50.
Asian Faces of Christ, by Vimal Tirimanna (ed.), Louvain Studies 34 (2010): 108-110.
The First & the Last: The Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious Traditions, by George R. Sumner, Louvain Studies 34 (2010): 107-108.
Transformation by Integration: How Inter-faith Encounter Changes Christianity, by Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Reviews in Religion & Theology 17 (2010): 173-75.
Christian Theology in Asia, by Sebastian Kim (ed.), Reviews in Religion & Theology 16 (2009): 378-80.
Christianity 101: A Textbook of Catholic Theology, by Gregory C. Higgins, Teaching Theology & Religion 11 (2008): 176-77.
The Uniqueness and Universality of Jesus Christ: In Dialogue with the Religions, by Massimo Serretti (ed.), Louvain Studies 33 (2008): 192-93.
Indigenous Peoples in Asia and Challenges of the Future, by Mario Saturnino Dias (ed.), Louvain Studies 33 (2008): 195-96.
The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, by F.E. Peters, Reviews in Religion & Theology 14 (2007): 306-307.
You Called My Name: The Hidden Treasures of Your Hebrew Heritage, by Esther Ben-Toviya, Reviews in Religion & Theology 14 (2007): 83-84.
Religion in World History: The Presence of Imperial Communion, by John C. Super and Briane K. Turley, Reviews in Religion & Theology 14 (2007): 57-59.
The Critical Calling: Reflections on Moral Dilemmas since Vatican II, by Richard A. McCormick, S.J., Reviews in Religion & Theology 13 (2006): 588-560.
Christian Community in History: Comparative Ecclesiology, by Roger Haight, Louvain Studies 31 (2006): 114-116.
Still Interpreting Vatican II: Some Hermeneutical Principles, by Ormond Rush, Louvain Studies 31 (2006): 123-125.
Interreligious Dialogue as Communication, by Franz-Josef Eilers (ed.), Louvain Studies 31 (2006): 125-126.
Rooting Faith in Asia: Source Book for Inculturation, by Mario Saturnino Dias (ed.), Louvain Studies 31 (2006): 126-127.
The Essence of Christianity, by Bruno Forte, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 358-360.
An Introduction to the Theology of Religions: Biblical, Theological & Contemporary Perspectives, by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 360-361.
Being Religious Interreligiously: Asian Perspectives on Interfaith Dialogue, by Peter C. Phan, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 361-363.
Risking the Church: The Challenges of Catholic Faith, by Richard Lennan, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 365-366.
Authority in the Roman Catholic Church: Theory and Practice, by Bernard Hoose (ed.), Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 366-367.
Christian Community in History: Historical Ecclesiology, by Roger Haight, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 368-369.
The Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story, by Frank Anthony Spina, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 229-230.
Jesus in the World’s Faiths: Leading Thinkers from Five Religions Reflect on His Meaning, by Gregory A. Barker, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 238-39.
Church in Mission: Exploring Ad Gentes Mission Initiatives of the Local Churches in Asia in the Vatican II Era, by James A. Kroeger, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 249-50.
Telling God’s Story: National Mission Congress 2000: Resources and Documents, by Episcopal Commission on Mission, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, Louvain Studies 30 (2005): 249-50.
The Future of Asian Churches: The Asian Synod and Ecclesia in Asia, by James H. Kroeger and Peter C. Phan, Louvain Studies 29 (2004): 388-90.
Becoming Local Churches: Historical, Theological and Missiological Essays, by James H. Kroeger, Louvain Studies 29 (2004): 388-90.
Christianity and the Religions: From Confrontation to Dialogue, by Jacques Dupuis, SJ, Landas 18 (2004): 178-81.
The Beast, the Harlot and the Lamb: Faith Confronts Systemic Evil, by Christina A. Astorga, Unitas 73 (March 2000): 163-69.
Christian Patriotism: A Biblical Theology, by David S. Lim, Unitas 72 (June 1999): 283-90.
 
 

Professional Experience: 
ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT
 
Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (Catholic Theological Association of the Philippines) (http://dakateo.webs.com/)
 
 
LECTURES/PAPER PRESENTATIONS
 
"The Catholic Church on Ecumenism: From Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus to Subsistit In," KapeTheo Form, Asian Theological Seminary; 5 December 2012.
"Living the Christian Faith Interreligiously: Vatican II and the FABC on Interfaith Dialogue," Theology Refresher Course, Religious Studies Department, Ateneo de Zamboanga University; 27-28 October 2012.
"Reconciling All Things in Christ: The ChurchÕs Ministry of Reconciliation," Theology Refresher Course, Religious Studies Department, Ateneo de Zamboanga University; 27-28 October 2012.
"Living the Christian Faith Interreligiously: Vatican II and the FABC on Interfaith Dialogue," Theology Refresher Course on the Year of Faith, Department of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University; 20-21 October 2012.
"Looking at Vatican II in the Year of Faith: Ten Principles of the Reform according to Avery Cardinal Dulles," Theology Refresher Course on the Year of Faith, Department of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University; 20-21 October 2012.
"Interreligious Dialogue and the Kingdom: A Reflection on the Catholic ChurchÕs Role in Muslim Mindanao," Religions and Asian Public Life, United Board for Christian Education in Asia; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; 7 July 2012.
"The Church in Bangsamoro: Engaging in Dialogue in a Time of Conflict," Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue, sponsored by De La Salle University, DePaul University (Chicago), and Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DAKATEO) (Catholic Theological Association of the Philippines; De La Salle University, 23 February 2012.
"Inch by Inch: Overcoming Prejudice and Violence and Building Peace in Muslim Mindanao," Gorospe Lecture; 27 January 2012, Department of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University.
"'Where Sin Increased, Grace Abounded All the More': A Survey of Certain Theories of Atonement", Refresher Course, Department of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University; 22 October 2011, Escaler Hall, ADMU.
"Religion and the Public Sphere: The Catholic Church and the Peace Process in Southern Philippines", Render Unto Caesar: A Public Panel Session on Religion and the Public Sphere, Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University; 31 August 2011, Escaler Hall, ADMU.
"On Vatican II as an Event (A Reaction Paper to Fr. Chupungco's Lecture)", Magisterial Lecture on the Reform of the Liturgy, "Kunin Mo, O Diyos: The Reform of the Liturgy in the Philippines," by Anscar Chupungco, OSB, sponsored by the Philippine Society of Medieval Studies; 19 February 2011, De La Salle University - Manila.
"The 'Inarticulate Groans' of the Spirit: Rules for a Pneumatological Theology of the Environment,' in Reimaging Christianity for a Green World, Annual Conference of the Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DAKATEO) (Catholic Theological Association of the Philippines); Rivier Retreat House, Davao City; 22-24 October 2010.
 
CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ATTENDED
 
Theology and Power: An Intercontinental Symposium, Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DaKaTeo) (Catholic Theological Association of the Philippines) and European Society of Catholic Theology; Ateneo de Manila University and St. Vincent School of Theology, 19-20 July 2013. 
Religions and the Asian Public Life, United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia; Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; 6-7 July 2012.
Migration, Religious Experience and Mission with Migrants in Asia, Scalabrini Migration Center, Loyola School of Theology and Ateneo de Manila University; Leong Hall, Ateneo de Manila University; 29-30 June 2012.
The Church and Intercultural Dialogue, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (DePaul University, Chicago) and Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DaKaTeo) (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines); De La Salle University, 23 February 2012; Loyola School of Theology, 24 February 2012; and Adamson University, 25 February 2012.
Institute for the Advanced Study of Asian Cultures and Theologies, United Board for Higher Christian Education in Asia; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 12 June 2011 - 14 July 2011.
Reimaging Christianity for a Green World, Annual Conference of the Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DaKaTeo) (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines); Rivier Retreat House, Davao City; 22-24 October 2010.
Christian Tradition and Politics, Annual Conference of the Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DAKATEO)  (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines); Panglao Island, Bohol; 23-25 October 2009.
Hold It in Trust: Leadership as Stewardship, Annual Conference of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines; Tent City, Manila Hotel, Manila; 16-18 September 2009.
Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church, Sixth Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST VI), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; 7-10 November 2007.
Children of Abraham, Annual Conference Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain; Leuven, Belgium, 12-13 September 2007.
Asian Mission Congress, Office of Evangelization, Federation of Asian BishopsÕ Conferences; Chiang Mai, Thailand, 18-22 October 2006.
Godhead Here in Hiding: Incarnation and the History of Human Suffering, Fifth Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST V), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; 2-5 November 2005.
Nostra Aetate Today: Reflections 40 Years After Its Call for a New Era of Interreligious Relationships, Gregorian University, Rome, Italy; 25-28 September 2005. 
Translating God(s): Thinking the Divine in interreligious Encounter, The Concept of God in EuropeÕs Global Religious Dialogue III, Institut Catholique de Paris, France; 6-15 September 2005.
Religion and Education: Buddhist and Christian Perspectives, Lectures by Dr. John Cobb, Jr., Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand; 26-28 June 2002.
Looking Beyond: 10 Masterpieces of Religious Cinema, A Film Seminar by Fr. Lloyd Baugh, SJ, Jesuit Communications, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City; June Ð September 2000.
Spirituality of Dialogue, A Workshop on Interreligious Dialogue, Silsilah Movement, Inter-Faith Ashram, Silang, Cavite; 19-21 November 1999.