Commemoration of History by the Philippine Catholic Church
ゲンダイ フィリピン カトリックキョウカイ ニ オケル レキシ ノ キネン ノ シカタ
宮脇, 聡史 ,
Miyawaki, Satoshiミヤワキ, サトシ
178 , 2016-03-31 , 大阪大学大学院言語文化研究科 , Graduate School of Language and Culture Osaka University , オオサカ ダイガク ダイガクイン ゲンゴ ブンカ ケンキュウカ
This paper examines how the leadership of Catholic Church in the Philippines, the dominant religion, has constructed the way to commemorate history, by first reviewing author’s past analyses on the basic framework of historical interpretation by the hierarchy of the church, and then examining their statements, events and museums about historical commemoration. The author concludes that the church’s understanding about “the Philippines as a Catholic nation” based on the legacy of colonial Christianization has not only been consistent as a historical interpretation but also been reflected in the very low-profile performance on the historical commemoration, and their recent endeavor for commemorating the 500 years of Christianization can be futile without basic reevaluation of the history of the Church in the Philippines.