SHADOWS OF LIGHT
Philippine Church History Under Spain
A People’s Perspective
By Sr. Mary John Mananzan, OSB
©2016 / Paper Cover / 232 pp.
The latest work of the feminist theologian, Sr. Mary John Mananzan, is a breath of fresh air in the church history literature in the Philippines. It is history written in broad strokes giving the reader a panoramic view spanning five to six centuries. On the other hand, it does not brush aside the complex issues elaborated through minute historical details and quotations. It can thus serve both as a good orientation to newcomers in Philippine historical studies and an insightful conversation-starter among specialists.