Center for Religious Studies and Ethics

The Center for Religious Studies and Ethics (CRSE) was established in 2013 in response to the need of the University to have a Center that will encourage faculty members to be actively involved in ethical and theological discourses through research and other forms of scientific activity to help clarify pressing issues that have religious and moral implications. The CRSE also aims to serve as the unit that sustains, with scientifically considered arguments anchored on the Teaching of the Church Magisterium, the advocacy of the University on current issues confronting the Church and the society, particularly those that touch on the issue of Faith and Morals.

Research Programs

Religious Studies

— Studies on Catholic Doctrine

— Historical Theology

— Applied Theology

— Studies on Early Christianity

— Inculturation and Contextual Theology

 

OP Phil - ABOGADO Jannel N (2016, DPS - 2x2 White)

ABOGADO, fr. Jannel N., O.P.

Doctor in Theology and Patristic Sciences

AUREADA, fr. Jose Antonio E., O.P.

Doctor of Sacred Theology

UST FACULTY IR - BASAS Allan A (2014, MA - 2x2 Gray)

BASAS, Allan A.

Doctor of Sacred Theology

UST FACULTY IR - BOLAÑOS Mary Erika N (2013, MA - 2x2 Gray)

BOLAÑOS, Mary Erika N.

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Theology

BOLO, fr. Florentino A. Jr., O.P.

Doctor of Canon Law

CANCERAN, fr. Delfo, O.P.

Doctor of Sacred Theology

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

EBALLO, Arvin D.
OJOY, fr. Virgilio, O.P.
Ethics

— Catholic Bioethics

— Studies on Catholic Moral Principles

— Philosophical Ethics

— Virtue Ethics

 

UST FACULTY AB Philo - AGUAS Jove Jim (2014, PhD - 2x2 Gray)

AGUAS, Jove Jim S.

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

ust-f-ab-philo-albela-fleurdeliz-a-2016-phd-2x2-gray

ALBELA, Fleurdeliz A.

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Philosophy

OP Phil - ALIGAN Rodel E (2017, Habit - 2x2 White) ALIGAN, fr. Rodel E., O.P.
Doctor of Sacred Theology

ANG, fr. Richard G., O.P.

Doctor of Philosophy

SAGUT, Joel C.

Doctor of Philosophy

Mission

The Center aims, through its research programs and organized scientific activities, to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of Theology, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Ethics, and also to serve as the unit that sustains, with scientifically considered arguments anchored on the Teaching of the Church Magisterium, the advocacy of the University on current issues confronting the Church and the society that touch on the issue of Faith and Morals.

Vision

The Center envisions itself to becoming a wellspring of scholars who are adept to expound on and advance knowledge in the fields of Theology, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Ethics, and who are competent to develop a discourse in the service of upholding the stand of the Church and the University on pressing issues that have religious and moral relevance.

Administration and Staff

Administration

REV. FR. JANNEL N. ABOGADO, O.P., DTPS

Director

Support Staff

History

The Center for Religious Studies and Ethics is one of the research units under the Office of Research and Innovation whose area of research is in the fields of Theology, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophical Ethics.  It was established in 2013, through the mandate given the Rev. Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, OP, Rector of the University, in response to the need of the University to have a Center that will encourage faculty members to be actively involved in ethical and theological discourses through research and other forms of scientific activity to help clarify pressing issues that have religious and moral implications, and also to promote research in the said fields with the end view of contributing in the advancement of knowledge.

The Center has been preceded by the Center for Contextualized Theology and Ethics established in July 2002 by the then Rector, Rev. Fr. Tamerlane Lana, OP, with Fr. Vicente Cajilig, OP as its first Director. In 2006 the Center was restructured giving birth to two separate units, namely, the John Paul II Research Center for the Ecclesiastical Sciences under the directorship of Fr. Gerard Francisco Timoner, OP, and the UST Center for Ethics headed at first by Fr. Pablo Tiong, OP, and then by Fr. Fausto Gomez, OP. Both research units were dissolved in 2009. The establishment of the present Center for Religious Studies and Ethics addresses the lacuna in the research configuration of the University in the areas of Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics which were left to the personal initiative of the faculty researchers interested in the said fields of study without an organized system of support coming from the University since the dissolution of the said two institutes.