Renegotiating the Sacred

A Search Towards a New Way of Understanding the Filipino Consciousness of God

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Author: Kenneth Centeno
This philosophical exploration navigates the slippery terrains of the Sacred between Secularism and Fundamentalism.
Renegotiating the Sacred attempts to map out the landscape of religious consciousness of the Filipinos in contemporary time by critically rereading both the Western and local thinkers who grappled with this theme. By contesting the predominance of the binary ‘profane-sacred’ as lens of interpretation, especially when it comes to philosophy of religion, this multi-disciplinary research tries to unravel the knots and knurls of the sacred and its entanglement into the dizzying web of socio-cultural structures, political tensions, economic marginalization, and philosophical-theological questions.

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Kenneth Centeno is a member of the Congregation of the Mission and currently serves as the Philosophy Program Coordinator of Saint Vincent School of Theology-Adamson University. He finished his doctoral program at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen.