Dennis T. Gonzalez

STD/PhD Theology, Catholic University of Louvain
Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Catholic University of Louvain
BSE Philosophy, Mater Dei College

Dennis Gonzalez is currently a lecturer at St. Vincent School of Theology and St. Andrews Theological Seminary. He is also a Faculty Member of the Ateneo Professional Schools where he served as Associate Dean (Sept. 2006 - May 2010) and as Academic Program Director (November 2005 - July 2008) of the Ateneo School of Government. He used to be the Director of the Center for Social Policy of the Ateneo School of Government from November 2005 to June 2006 wherein he conceptualized and managed the making of the book “How To Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts” (2006 & 2009 editions). He is also the editor of the books, The Will To Change: Marikina and Its Innovations (2009) and Frontline Leadership: Stories of 5 Local Chief Executives (2007). A former editor of the theological journal MST Review, (1998-2003), he is currently the editor of the series Mga Kataga sa Teolohiya. He is also a blogger <discoverthegift.blogspot.com> of pieces on leadership, governance, book development, ethics, spirituality & theology.

He is the Chairman of the National Book Development Board (NBDB). One of his projects is the completion of “National Book Development Plan (2005-2010)” which aims towards the development of the book publishing industry in the Philippines helping the country become the Publishing Hub in Asia. He was a consultant in the Curriculum Reform Committee of the Department of Education (August 2001-June 2002). In fact, he formulated the Rationale, Philosophy and Features of the 2002 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) which he presented to the directors and Superintendents of the Department of Education and to different teachers and school administrators.  He has also given lectures in different schools regarding NBDB and Curriculum change (BEC).

He was the founding member of Catholic Resources for Theological Education (CresT) Inc. and the Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya (DAKATEO, Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines).

“Textbook Quality for the Next President.” BookWatch (January-March 2010).
“Elections, Popular Culture, and Democracy,” 14-25. In How To Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts. 2nd edition. Edited by C.F. Hofileña. Quezon City: Ateneo School of Government, 2009.
“The Challenge of Change.” BookWatch (October-December 2008).
“Quality Textbooks: An Investment Priority.” BookWatch (April-June 2008).
“Academic Publishing Houses: Towards a Fusion of Horizons of the Academe and Business.” BookWatch (October-December 2007).
“Afterword,” 183.  In Frontline Leadership: Stories of 5 Local Chief Executives.  Edited by A. Gregorio Medel, M. Lopa-Perez and Dennis Gonzalez.  Quezon City: Ateneo School of Government, 2007.
“Board in the Company of the Family?” BookWatch (July-September 2007).
“Priorities for Parties: Mass Membership and Political Education.” www.asg.ateneo.edu
(08 March 2007).
“A Termination Right for Our Authors.” BookWatch (January-March 2007).
“Secondary Liability for Copyright Infringement.” BookWatch (October-December 2006).
“Shift to Federalism: Is It Necessary Today?” (as Editor) Makati City: Ateneo School of Government, 2006, 17 pp.
“The VAT Exemption and Its Challenge.” BookWatch (December 2005).
“Pagsasaayos sa Nasirang Anghel: Isang Pahabol [Afterword],” 121-26. In Tony Perez’s Pagsubok sa Ilang: Ikaapat na Mukha ni Satanas. Edited by Dennis Gonzalez. Manila: Anvil, 2005, 135 pp. ISBN 971-27-1657-0.
Fundamentalism and Pluralism in the Church. (as Editor) Manila: DAKATEO, 2004, 232 pp. ISBN 971-93165-0-0.
“Structures for Creativity.” BookWatch (December 2004): 2.
“Why Make or Read Books?” Manila Bulletin (6 June 2004): ss-2.
Mga Kataga sa Teolohiyang Doktrinal. (With co-authors E. de Guzman, J. Henson, and R. Cruz) Quezon City: Dalubhasaang Teolohikal ng Maryhill, 2001. ISBN 971-92378-0-5.
“Paggunita sa Mga Dakilang Tagapatotoo at Tapat ng Kasalukuyang Katipunang Kristiyano sa Pilipinas.” (With co-author R. Cruz) Maryhill School of Theology [MST] Review 4 n. 1 (2000): 90-116.
“Modernity and Post-Traditional Society.” MST Review 3 n. 1 (1999): 71-82.
“The Great Plague in Europe: 1347-1350.” MST Review 2 n. 2 (1999): 160-72.
“Ghosts in the Symposium: A Personal Report.” In Liberation Theologies on Shifting Grounds:
A Clash of Socio-Economic and Cultural Paradigms
, 244-50. Ed. G. De Schrijver. Leuven: University Press, 1998.
“Toward an Eco-Social Democracy.” MST Review 2 n. 1 (1998): 13-21.

Dissertation Work:
“Toward the Maturity of Liberation Theology: A Constructive Critique of the Theology of José Miquez Bonino in the Light of the Social Theory of Anthony Giddens,” a doctoral dissertation defended at the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Leuven, 1997.
“From Bourgeois Religiosity to Ritual Liminality: An Application of Victor Turner’s Concpets to Johann Baptist Metz’s Analysis of Bourgeois Religion,” an unpublished thesis submitted to the Faculty of Theology, Catholic Unviersity of Leuven, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for Licentiate in Sacred Theology, 1992.



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