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Valdez, Earl Allyson, M.A.

Instructor, Pre-Theology Studies

Contact Info

Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene
Quiapo, Manila


Reason and Christian Faith (Epistemology and Hermeneutics)

Current Professional Activities

Fr. Earl is currently teaching philosophy in Ateneo de Manila University and Loyola School of Theology. He is also Parochial Vicar of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo Church), Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila.

Areas of Interest

  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion


  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology, Loyola School of Theology
  • Master of Arts in Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University

Research and Publications

A. Books/Pamphlets

  • “Tony Stark and the Dynamics of Responsibility” (co-author, book chapter), Avengers: Infinity Saga and Philosophy (Barnes & Noble, 2020)

B. Journal Articles

  • “Aquinas in the Conceptual Border”, Scientia: The International Journal on the Liberal Arts vol. VII no. 1 (March 2018)
  • “Henri de Lubac’s Theology of Revelation: From Distance to Mystery”, Landas: The Official Journal of the Loyola School of Theology vol. 29 No. 2 (2015)
  • “Sketching a Christian Social Media Ethics through Inter Mirifica and the Church’s Teaching on Social Communication”, Pamisulu: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology and Philosophy, Mother of Good Counsel Seminary vol. 3 no. 1 (2015)
  • “Establishing the Real Distinction between Essence and Existence in De Ente et Essentia“, Filocracia: An Online Journal of Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies, vol.1 no. 2 (February 2015)
  • “Clarifying Pascal’s Wager: Charity as Decided”, Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture vol. 18 no. 2 (2014)
  • “Silence as the Space for Love: Bergman’s Trilogy and the Absence of God”, CINEMA Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image (January 2014)

C. Research

  • Beyond The Suspended Middle: A Critique of John Milbank’s Reading on the “Surnaturel Thesis” of Henri de Lubac. Master of Arts Thesis (unpublished), May 2019
  • The Primacy of Charity: Reflections with Blaise Pascal and Jean-Luc Marion. Master of Arts Thesis (unpublished), May 2014
  • “Can Machines Think?: Investigating The Computability of Consciousness”. Turing 2012 International Conference on Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science, De La Salle University-Manila, March 2012
  • “The Christian as Salt of the Earth: Developing A New Christian Approach In The Society”, IAMURE International Journal of Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, Vol.1 No. 1 (January 2012)
  • “The Christian as Salt of the Earth: Developing A New Christian Approach In The Society”. The 2011-2012 Philosophical Association of the Philippines Midyear Conference, San Carlos Seminary, Makati, October 2011
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