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Rebustillo, Rowan Lopez, S.T.D. Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic and Migration Theology

Contact Info

Christ the King Parish
Greenmeadows Avenue
Quezon City
rrebustillo@lst.edu

Courses

  • Revelation-Faith
  • Ecclesiology
  • God One and Triune
  • Soteriology and Mariology
  • Migration in Catholic Social Teaching
  • Human Rights of Migrants
  • Philosophy of Religion

Areas of Interest

  • Migration Theology
  • Postcolonial/Transcolonial Discourse
  • Theologies and Philosophies of Liberation and Salvation
  • Synodality and Ecclesiology
  • Cultural Studies and Inter/Transcultural Dialogue

Education

  • Doctor of Sacred Theology, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain
  • Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain
  • Master in Advanced Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain
  • Master of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain
  • Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain
  • Master of Philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain
  • Licentiate in Philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain
  • Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Divinity, minor in French Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Research and Publications

  • Toward Sambayanihan: A Filipino Ecclesiology of Migration, in Filipino Migration and Diaspora: Perspectives from Theology and Religious Studies, edited by Gemma Tulud Cruz, Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations Series of Routledge, London (forthcoming)
  • Faith at Risk: Revisiting Filipino Liminality and Christianity, Ateneo de Naga University Press (forthcoming)
  • Filipino Migrant Cyber-Churches in Midst of Covid-19 Pandemic: A Tale of Two Cities (Brussels CFC-ANCOP and Athens’s MMC), DAKATEO (forthcoming)
  • Sambayanihan: From Economic Migration to Soft-Power Evangelization. Towards a Trans-Disciplinary and Trans-Colonial Inquiry into the Impact of the Filipino Catholic Communities in Diaspora, A Dissertation presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Doctor’s degree in Theology (PhD, SThD), 2018
  • Bahala na: In Search for an “Ordinary Theology” for Filipinos in Diaspora, International Journal of Practical Theology IJPT 2018; 22(2):234–252.
  • A New Look at Intersubjectivity and Theology: A Retrieval of Filipino LoobKapwa Relationality in Dialogue with Gabriel Marcel and Ludwig Binswanger, Melintas: An International Journal of Philosophy and Religion Melintas 33.3.2017, 240-278.
  • ‘Ordinary’ Bahala Na Theology: A Critical Preliminary Exploration on a Theology for Filipino Diaspora, Licentiate in Philosophy and MA Advanced Theology and Religious Studies Thesis, 2013
  • A Glimpse of Mary’s Presence: A Historico-Theologico Pastoral Assessment of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion in the Philippines, MA Theology and Religious Studies Thesis, 2005
  • Self: The Platform of Creative Fidelity; Exploring the Phenomenology of
    Commitment in Gabriel Marcel, MA Philosophy Thesis, 2003

Background

The youngest son of Dr. Runy Primo Rebustillo, Sr. and Elsa Fely Gallardo Lopez. He was ordained deacon in 2004 at the American College in Leuven after obtaining MA in Philosophy (HIW-KU Leuven, 2003) and STB (Faculty of Theology – KU Leuven, 2004). He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Sorsogon in 2006 and served in the Philippines on various capacities, especially as a staff in the seminary and catechetical ministry, after finishing MA in Theology and Religious Studies in KU Leuven. After devoting 7 years of pastoral and academic involvement in the Philippines, he went on to pursue Advanced Master in Theology in KU Leuven (finished in 2013) and worked on a doctoral degree in Theology and Religious Studies in the same academic institution. He had served as an interim chaplain for the Filipino Chaplaincy in Brussels from October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016 aside from his involvement in other Filipino communities in Europe.

Professional Involvement

  • Professor in Philosophy and Catechetics, Our Lady of Penafrancia Seminary, Philosophy Department, Second Semester, SY 2018-2019.
  • Ad Interim Chaplain of the Filipino Chaplaincy in Brussels, October 1, 2015 – December 30, 2016
  • Member, European Network of Filipinos in Diaspora, 2013-2018
  • Country Representative (Belgium), European Network of Filipinos
  • Member, Association of Practical Theology, 2012-present
  • Coordinator of the Bicol Regional Catechetical Conference, September 1, 2011 – 2012
  • Director and Founder of La Academia de la Inmaculada Concepcion de Bulan (Parochial School), 2011 – 2012
  • Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Bulan, Sorsogon, July 1, 2009 – January 31, 2012
  • National President of the Association of Catechetical Centers and Colleges/Universities with Religious Education (ACCCRE), January 2009 – 2012
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of ACCCRE, January 2009 – 2012
  • Chair of the Sorsogon Diocesan Commission on Education, July 1, 2009-2012
  • Formator, Our Lady of Penafrancia Seminary, Philosophy Department, Sorsogon City, June 15, 2007– March 10, 2009
  • Parochial Vicar, Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish, Sorsogon City, January 3, 2007 – June 14, 2007
  • Dean, Our Lady of Penafrancia Seminary, Philosophy Department, January 2006 – March 10, 2009
  • Parochial Deacon and Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Juban, Sorsogon, October 2005 – December 31, 2006
  • Assistant Regional Coordinator of the Bicol Region Catechetical Conference, October 2005 – August 2011
  • Director of the Sorsogon Diocesan Catechetical Ministry, November 2005 – 2012
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