The Theology and Ministry Program of the School of Humanities invites you to the oral defense of the MA Thesis entitled "The Evangelizing Power of the Holy Spirit in the Church's New Evangelization" by Liu Hongyan on November 22, 2016 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm, at the Tipanan ni San Ignacio, Second Floor, Loyola School of Theology. The Board of Examiners is composed of Fr. James Kroeger, M.M., D.Miss. (Principal Examiner), Fr. Ronald Bagley, C.J.M., D.Min., and Fr. Hartono Budi, S.J., Th.D. The MA Thesis Adviser is Dr. Joaquin Yap, S.W. The defense is being held in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Theological Studies with field of specialization in Biblical Theology. It is open to the public.
Abstract: This study is theological and pastoral in its content. It focuses mainly on the theological meaning of the mission of the Holy Spirit and the mission of the Catholic Church in the new evangelization. The exploration is based on recent papal teachings that call the Church to evangelize in the power of the Holy Spirit, who is the “principal agent of evangelization” (RM 21, EN 75), as well as on a few select writings of Yves Congar on the mission of the Holy Spirit. The pastoral dimension, though integral to this thesis, is discussed briefly. The theological insights then lead to a discussion of the five dimensions of evangelization vis-à-vis the Holy Spirit.