UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

CANCERAN, Fr. Delfo C., O.P., S.Th.D., Ph.D.

Academic Degrees

Fellowship: Peace and Conflict Studies,
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, June – September 2014. 

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2007
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines (Dissertation defended and passed with revision)

Doctor of Sacred Theology and Ph.D. in Theology, 2004
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 2000
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Master of Arts in Theology, 1999
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Master of Arts in Philosophy, 2003
University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 2002
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1999
Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in English, 1986
St. Louis College, Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines

Area of Specialization

Theodicy, Ethics, Pastoral Theology

Published Work

Books 

  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. A Pagan Face of God. Quezon City: Rex Publication, 1996. 
  • Canceran, Delfo. Images of God: Provocations of the Others. Manila: UST Publishing House, 2012. 

 

Articles 

  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Interdisciplinarity in Theology: Integration or Hybridity,” Asia Journal of Theology, vol. 31, no. 1 (April 2017)
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “The Devotion to Our Lady of Manaoag: An Exploration in Cognitive Science of Religion,” Asian Journal of Religion and Society, vol. 5, no. 1 (January 2017). 
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Interrogating Secularism: The Case of Filipino Experience,” Asia Journal of Theology, vol. 30, no. 1 (April 2016).
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Justice in the Mamasapano Tragedy: Beyond the Logic of Right and Peace Discourses, Philippine Sociological Review, vol. 64, Special Issues 2016. 
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Conscience as Moral Imagination: Mark Johnson’s Contribution to Moral Discourse,” Asian Horizons: Dharmaran Journal of Theology, vol. 10, no. 4, December 2016. 
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Doing Interfaith Dialogue for Peace,” Asian Horizons: Dharmaran Journal of Theology, vol. 10, no. 3, September 2016.
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Cognitive Paradigm of Radical Consciousness: The Case of Pedro V. Salgado, OP,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 51, no. 154 (September-December 2016).
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Theologizing on the Arts: The Photo of the Child and Vulture,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 50, no. 151 (September-December 2015): 543-554.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Epigenetics: The Interaction between Environment and Gene,” Colloquia Manilana, vol. 23 (2015): 14-29.
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Technology and Theology: An Uneasy Relationship,” Asian Horizons: Dharmaran Journal of Theology, vol. 8, no. 1 (2014)
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Religion in Public Sphere,” Asia Journal of Theology, vol. 28, no.  2 (2014). 
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. The Gaping Split of the Subject in Politics and Tradition: The Shaping of Tradition: Context and Normativity, ed. Colby Dickinson, Peeters, Leuven, Belgium, 2013.
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Reading the Signs of the Times,” Asian Horizons Dharmaran Journal of Theology, vol. 7, no. 3 (2013).
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “The Gaping Split of the Subject in Politics and Tradition,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 47, no. 142 (September-December 2012): 863-882.
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Webwar: Wikileaks and the Ethics of Information,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 47, no. 140 (Special Issue 2012): 505-507.
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Returning the Gaze: Women Sharing their World to Men,” Coloquia Manila (2012).
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Cybertechnology and Theology: An Uneasy Relationship,” Landas: Journal of Theology, vol. 26, no. 1 (2012). 
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Image of God: A Theological Reconstruction of the Beginning,” Asia Journal of Theology, vol. 25, number 1, (2011).
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Preliminary Evaluation of the PCP-II Ecclesiology,” Justitia, vol. 16 (2011).
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Theology of Provocation: An Encounter of Jesus with the Woman,” Ad Veritatem, vol. 11, no. 1 (2011).
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Theology of Provocation: An Encounter of Jesus with the Woman,” Journal of Dharma: Gender and Religion, vol. 36, no. 4 (October-December 2011).
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “I am a Woman: Identity in Theological Discourse,” Colloquia Manilana, vol. 18 (2010): 5-25.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “The Secularization Thesis and Its Discontent,” Justitia, vol. 15 (2010): 9-14.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Preliminary Evaluation of the PCP-II Ecclesiolog,” Justitia, vol. 16 (2011): 1-18.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “The Advent for the Cosmic Christ,” Justitia, vol. 14 (2009): 61-71.
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “The Quest for the Self,” in Philippiniana Sacra, vol. XLIV, no. 130 (January – April 2009), pp. 89-116. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “The Quest for Identity: Giddens and Bauman,” Colloquia Manilana, vol. 17 (2009): 29-48.
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “The Quest for the Self: Taylor and Rorty,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 44, no. 130 (January-April 2009): 89-116.
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Mimetic Desire: Linking Violence with Sacrifice,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 43, no. 127 (January-April 2008): 139-162.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P.  “Feminist Question on the Right of Women,” Justitia, vol. 13 (2008): 16-27.
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Representing the Other: Limit of Inter-religious Dialogue,” Justitia, vol. 12 (2007): 45-50. 
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “A Feminist Epistemology of Science,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 42, no. 125 (May-August 2007): 355-380.
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Irony of Inessential Woman,” Colloquia Manilana, vol. 15 (2007): 39-86. 
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Foucault’s Concern for the Care of the Self,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 41, no. 121 (January-April 2006): 171-192.
  • Canceran, Delfo, OP. “Angara Diary: A Documentary Analysis,” Colloquia Manilana, vol. 14 (2006): 136-170.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Doing Theology of Difference,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. XLI, no. 122, 2006. 
  • Canceran, Delfo O.P. “Beyond Bipolarity: Doing Theology of Difference,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 41, no. 122 (May-August 2006): 333-352.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Foucault’s Concern for the Care of the Self,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. XLI, no. 121, 2006. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Ethics of the First CommandmentColloquia Manilana, vol. 11, 2005. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “A Triadic Paradigm of Conversation,Colloquia Manilana, vol. 13, 2005. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Foucault’s Critique of the Confession,Philippiniana Sacra, vol. XL, no. 119, 2005. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Ethics of the First Commandment,” Colloquia Manilana, vol. 11 (2003): 151-181.
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Earth’s Questions to Calicott’s InsightJustitia, vol. 10, 2003. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Milbank and PostmodernityJustitia, vol. 8, 2001. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Paradigm of Ecumenical DialogueJustitia, vol. 7, 2000. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “A Critical Reading of Lumen GentiumJustitia, vol. 6, 1999. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Towards a Radicalization of Social ConsciousnessJustitia, vol. 5, 1998. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “A New Age of Global ContextJustitia, vol. 4, 1997. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Doing Local Theology in the Philippine ContextJustitia, vol. 3, 1996. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “The Untrodden Path of JesusJustitia, vol. 2, 1995. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Re-reading St. Thomas’ Concept of Justice in the Summa Theologicae,” Justitia, vol. 1, 1995. 
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Eucharist: A Hermeneutic Stab,” UST Journal of Theology, Vol. XIII, June 1994
  • Canceran, Delfo, O.P. “Back to the Sources: Priesthood of Christ,” UST Journal of Theology, Vol. XIII June 1994

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Instructor, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines
  • Vice President for Religious Affairs, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Abucay, Bataan, Philippines
  • Visting Professor, Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Visiting Associate Professor, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines 
  • Former Provincial Promoter – Justice, Peace and Care of Creation, Dominican Province of the Philippines
  • Radio Host, Talakayan, Radio Veritas, 846 KHZ, Quezon City, 2013-2016 

 

Professional Membership

  • Dakateo – Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines)
  • PSS – Philippine Sociological Society
  • ISA – International Sociological Association
  • ASR- Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • CTSA- Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Pilgrims for Peace – Ecumenical Movement for Peace Advocacy
  • PCPR – Promotion of Church People Response (Social Justice Advocacy)

 

Languages

  • Spoken: Filipino, English, Spanish and French
  • Reading: Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Dutch and German

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences/Outreach

Lectures Delivered 

  • (as reactor) “Human Security Act – RA 9372, Aquinas University of Legazpi, July 25, 2007. 
  • “Soliloquizing Education: Meanings, Processes, and Institutions,” Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines, October 19-20, 2007. 
  • “Religion and the Formation of the New Public,” University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, January 23, 2009. 
  • “Lectura Tomas de Aquino,” Aquinas University, Legazpi, Philippines, February 2, 2008. 
  • Leadership seminar, San Lorenzo Ruiz and Companion Martyrs Parish, May 5-6, 2009. 

 

Conferences/Seminars Attended

  • Participant, Effective Teaching Techniques in Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, September 28, 1990
  • Participant, General Convention of the Philippine Sociological Society
  • Philippine Social Science Center, Diliman, Quezon City, October 25, 1997
  • Participant, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, UP Statistical Center, Diliman, Quezon City, May 13-16, 1997
  • Participant, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), National Kidney Institute, Quezon City, March 29-June 2, 1995
  • Participant, Human Rights Course, Promotion of Church people’s Rights, New Manila, October 17-19, 1994
  • Participant, Conference on Culture and Formation, Titus Brandsma, New Manila, 1994.
  • Participant, General Convention, Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians, Tagaytay City, November, 1996
  • Reactor, New Age Movement, Dominican Studentate, Quezon City, August 10, 2004
  • Reactor, Social Encyclicals, Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Quezon City, August 24, 2004
  • Speaker, A Just Individual for a Better Society, UP School of Statistics, University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City, August 25, 2004
  • Reactor, Islamic Fundamentalism, Dominican Center for Institutional Studies, Quezon City, December 16, 2004
  • Reactor, Life of St Thomas, Philippine Dominican Province of the Philippines, Quezon City, January 27, 2004
  • Reactor, Large Scale Plunder and Destruction, AUL Salinas Memorial Lecture, January 31, 2006
  • Speaker, Ethics of Corporate Responsibility, Aquinas University of Legaspi, February 2-3, 2006
  • Reactor, Human Security Act –RA 9372, Aquinas University of Legaspi, July 25, 2007
  • Presentor, Sociologizing Education: Meanings, Processes and Institutions, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, October 19-20, 2007
  • Presentor, Religion and the Formation of New Public, at the University of Santo Tomas, January 23-26, 2008.
  • Speaker, Lectura Tomas de Aquino, at the Aquinas University of Legaspi, February 2, 2008.
  • Presentor, Theories and Practices of Interfaith Dialogue in the Philippines, De La Salle University, Taft, Manila, April 24-26, 2008.
  • Participant, 6th National Social Science Congress at PSS Center, Commonwealth, Quezon City on May 7-9, 2008.
  • Participant, Philosophy, Religions and Transcendence, Conference Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophe, September, in Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City and University of Santo Tomas, Manila, September 11-13, 2008.
  • Participant, Sexual Violence against Women, Dakateo at Carmelite Missionaries Center of Spirituality, October 24-25, 2008.
  • Speaker, Leadership Seminar, San Lorenzo Ruiz and Companion Martyrs, May 5-6, 2009
  • Presentor, Philippine Sociological Society, Sociological Imagination October 16-17, 2009, Philippine Social Science Center, Quezon City
  • Presentor, DAKATEO Conference, Politics and Tradition, October 23-24, 2009, Tagbilaran, Bohol
  • Presentor, Interfaith Dialogue, New Thinking, New Concepts of Interfaith Dialogue in the Philippines, November 26-28, 2009, De La Salle University, Taft Manila
  • Participant, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, In the Currents of History: From Trent to the Future, July 24-27, 2010, Trento, Italy
  • Presentor, Natures in Transition: Sociologizing the Environment, National Conference, Philippine Sociological Society, Siliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines, October 15-16, 2010
  • Participant, Reimaging Christianity for a Green World, Dakateo Annual Conference, Davao City, October 24-16, 2010
  • Presentor, Evaluating PCP-II Ecclesiology, Ecclesiastical Faculty, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, January 10, 2011
  • Presentor, PCP-II National Conference, Clergy Discernment, Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, San Carlos Seminary, March, 14-17, 2011
  • Reactor, The Peace at Last?, Interfaith Forum, Moro Christian People’s Alliance, University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC, September 12, 2011
  • Presentor, Technology Shaping Society: Society Reshaping Technology, 2011 National Conference, October 14-15, 2011, Ateneo De Naga University, Naga, City
  • Presentor, Global Conference on Ethics in Science and Technology, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Manila, October 20-22. 2011
  • Presentor, Theology of the Arts, Dakateo Annual Conference Baguio City, October 21-23
  • Presentor, Tradition and the Normativity of History, Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven Belgium, October 26-29, 2011
  • Presentor, The Church of the Poor: PCP-II after 20 Years, Adamson University, Manila, January 15, 2012
  • Participant, A Public Lecture on Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, February 23, 2012
  • Presentor, International Conference on Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, March 27-28, 2012
  • Presentor, Assisi 2012: Where We Dwell in Common, Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century, Domus Pacis, Assissi, Italy, April 17-20, 2012
  • Presentor, The Church of the Poor: Insights for Catechesis and Religious Education, De La Salle University, Malate, Manila, April 27-28, 2012
  • Convenor, Youth and Religious Discourse Workshop, College of Liberal Arts, DLSU Manila, July 27, 2012
  • Presentor, Cybertheology Conference, DAKATEO Conference, Xavier University, Cagayan De Oro, October 19, 2012.
  • Presentor, Interdisciplinarity in Sociology, Philippine Sociological Society, Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, October 20, 2012
  • Presentor, Social Change Conference, Asia-Pacific Sociological Association, Ateneo DE Manila University, October 22, 2012
  • Presentor, Vatican II Conference, De la Salle University, Manila, November 16, 2012
  • Presentor, Hospitality as a Paradigm of Interreligious Dialogue, Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of renewal, Bangalore, India, January 31-February 3, 2013
  • Presentor, Interrogating Secularism: The Philippine Experience, Church and State: Dynamic Transitions, Mariano Marcos State University, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, October 17, 2013
  • Presentor, Reading the Signs of the Times, Revisiting Vatican II, Amontay Beach Resort, Butuan City, Mindanao, Philippines, September 19, 2013
  • Presentor, Using Conflict Analysis in Times of Disaster, Sociology of the Age of Disaster, Mindanao State University, General Santos City, Mindanao, Philippines, October 15, 2014
  • Presentor, Interfaith Dialogue for Peace in the Age of Globalizing World, Doing Theology in the Globalized World, Amor Beach Resort, Sorsogon, Bicol, Philippines, October 24, 2014.
  • Speaker, Doing Qualitative Research, De La Salle University, Malate, Manila, March 28, 2015
  • Presentor, Atonement Theory: Justice versus Forgiveness, University Of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia, July 4-6, 2016
  • Presentor, Interrogating Decolonization, Asian Christianities: Postcolonial Encounters, Adamson University, Manila, June 29-July 1, 2017
  • Presentor, Populism: Regression of Democracy?, Worlding, InterAsian Cultural Studies, Sungkonghoe University, Seoul, South Korea, July 28-30, 2017
  • Presentor, We are Humans: Counter-narratives of Drug Addicts, Philippine Sociological Conference, University of the Philippines, Cebu City, October 6-7, 2017

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