Antonio Sison, CPPS
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Director, M.A. Theology (Academic Program)
Co-Editor, New Theology Review
Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands; M.A., Maryhill School of Theology, Manila
Antonio "Ton" Sison currently teaches various courses in systematic theology. His special research interest is the interdisciplinary area of theology and cinema. His latest book World Cinema, Theology, and the Human: Humanity in Deep Focus (New York/London: Routledge Publishing, 2012) is a creative, reasoned dialogue between nine acclaimed titles of world cinema, and a range of theological perspectives that touch on the theme of human experience. His previous book Screening Schillebeeckx: Theology and Third Cinema in Dialogue (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) explores the creative crossings between Edward Schillebeeckx’s conception of “political holiness” and cinemas of third world postcolonial liberation. His other publications include chapter contributions for Representing Religion in World Cinema: Filmmaking, Mythmaking, Culture Making (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Religion and Film Reader (Routledge, 2007), and Routledge Companion to Religion and Film (Routledge, 2009), among others. His current work includes essays on cinematic representations of biblical themes for Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, an ongoing 30-volume project of Berlin-based publisher Verlag Walter de Gruyter. He currently co-chairs the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture group of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).
An independent digital filmmaker, Ton's theological art films have been featured at independent film festivals and academic circles. His film ICHTHUS (2006) was showcased at the 2007 AAR Annual Conference held in Chicago.
Prior to his doctoral studies in the Netherlands from 2000-2004, Ton taught liberation theology at the Ateneo de Manila University, Asia’s premier Jesuit university.
He is a definitively incorporated Brother of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Cincinnati Province.
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