Eilers,Franz-Josef,(Ed.). Church and Social
Communication in Asia - Documents, Analysis, Experiences 2nd Edition, FABC-OSC Books volume 1. Manila: Logos Publications, 2008. pp. 232. ISBN 978-971-510-209-4.
The book presents all final statements of FABC communication meetings from 1996 to 2007, including the annual meetings of Asian communication bishops (Bishops' Meet), all six BISCOMs (Bishops' Institutes for Social Communication), and special gathering of experts (Roundtables) on Communication Research, Communication and Evangelization, and Social Communication in Religious Traditions of Asia.
The 230-page volume also gives some analyses on the communication dimension of the Asian Synod (1998) and the related document "Ecclesia in Asia." The new edition also contains articles on Communication Theology, Communication Spirituality and reports on two special OSC initiatives on the academic level: the Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication based at St. John's University (Bangkok), and the Program on Pastoral/ Social Communication at the Graduate School and Theological Faculty of the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (Manila).
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Social Communication
Formation in Priestly Ministry, FABC-OSC Books volume 2. Manila:
Logos Publications, 2002. pp. 160. ISBN 971-510-159-3.
This book documents the inputs and final statement of the third
“Bishops’ Institute for Social Communication” (BISCOM III Samphran, Thailand 2001),
a first time gathering of seminary rectors, formators and Church-communication
experts on a common theme. It is insightful, bringing together vast experiences
of eight resource persons from Asia and US. The resolve is for clergy and religious
to acquire skills, but more to be formed in the communicating disposition,
attitude and person of Christ.
Anthony Roman, (Ed.). Social Communication Directory Asia – FABC Edition, FABC-OSC Books volume 3. Manila: Logos Publications, 2004. pp. 154. ISBN 971-510-179-8.
This volume is a compilation of basic information on the communication
situation in FABC- member countries together with some useful addresses and
Franz-Josef Eilers, (Ed.). E-Generation, The Communication of Young People in Asia: Concern of the Church, FABC-OSC Books volume 4. Manila: Logos Publications, 2003. pp. 208. ISBN 971-510-173-9.
This book contains the main presentations and final statement of the Fourth Bishops
Institute for Social Communication (BISCOM IV) on E- Generation: The Communication of Young
People in Asia. It reflects not only the actual BISCOM presentations but also serves as
documentation for everybody interested and concerned about the Church and young people in Asia.
Franz-Josef Eilers, (Ed.) Radio Veritas Asia: Development of a FABC Project, FABC-OSC Books volume 5. Logos Publications,
Manila 2008 pp 223. ISBN 971-510-214-8
“This book is not a scientific study or complete documentation on Radio Veritas Asia-the only continental short wave radio station of the Catholic Church in the world. This presentation rather tries to paint a picture of this so-called “missionary of Asia” (John Paul II) using testimonies of persons who have been involved or are related with this initiative. It documents the remarks of Popes on the project, the broadcasting activities of the station, and the reactions of listeners to the programs.
This book tries to paint a realistic picture of this undertaking which over the years drew enthusiastic supporters and listeners, but also critical comments.Critical moments including some all-too-human experiences are not hidden. The development of this project shows in many ways that the power of the Spirit and the dynamics of missionary support are alive not only for the Church communities in Asia, but also for the dignity and uplifting of peoples in different cultures from different religions and communities all over Asia.”
Franz-Josef Eilers, (Ed.) Interreligious Dialoque as Communication ,FABC-OSC Books volume 6. Logos Publications,
Manila 2005 pp 192. ISBN 971-510-187-9
The communication dimension of Interreligious Dialogue has never been especially addressed and studied.
Because of this the FABC Office of Social Communication organized the fifth Bishops' Institute for Social
Communication (BISCOM V) in Bali, Indonesia from November 22 to 27, 2005 under the theme, Interreligious
Dialogue As Communication. The theme was approached in four steps: First, we had an overview about
Interreligious Dialogue from the Vatican and FABC
perspective. This was followed in a second step by
Interreligious Dialogue experiences from different Asian countries. Third, was a discussion of the use
of modern means of communication for Interreligious Dialogue.
And the fourth was an attempt to understand
social communication in different Asian religions.The understanding of social communication follows the approach of Vatican II's Inter Mirifica,
where this expression is proposed since the concern of the Church goes beyond mass media, audiovisual
means, media of diffusion or other similar expressions. This understanding pertains to the communication
of and in human society which includes all means and ways of communicating between people. Such an
understanding is essential also for Interreligious Dialogue which very often happens between individuals
and persons or smaller groups of people in many different ways - verbal and non-verbal, in action and in
silence, through drama and dance.
Franz-Josef Eilers, (Ed.) Social Communication in Religious Traditions in Asiavolume 7. Logos Publications, Manila, 2006 pp 195. ISBN
This book contains the presentations of a Roundtable of invited scholars organized by the FABC-Office of Social Communication (FABC-OSC) October 3-7, 2005 at Assumption University Huamak campus in Bangkok, in cooperation with the Graduate School of Philisophy and Religion of Assumption University and the Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication (ARC) at St. John's University, Bangkok.
The concern of the roundtable with some 20 participants was a deeper understanding of Social Communication in Religious Traditions of Asia.
Social Communication defined as the communication of and
in human society is part and parcel of every religion. The question
was: How is this seen and practiced in the different religious traditions
With the publication of this volume, we would like to make
people, especially communication scholars and theologians, more
aware of the communication dimenstion of religions in Asia. Communication
is not just the use of technical means and instruments like the
mass media. It is a dimension of human and spiritual life which
should be essential for any religious thinking and practice. It
is also because of this that we purposely maintained and use the
Vatican II expression 'Social Communication' which refers to all
communicative processes and practices in human society."
Welgampola, Hector. Asian Church Glossary & Stylebook, FABC-OSC Books volume 8. Manila:
Logos Publications, 2008. pp. 150. ISBN 978-971-510-201-8.
This book is a collection of words, expressions and style proposals for journalists or other people working in Communication in and for Asia. The book is the fruit of some 50 years of journalistic experience of Hector Welgampola, a long time editor of the catholic weekly "The Messenger" in Colombo (Sri Lanka) and later up to his retirement the Chief Editor of the "Union of Catholic News" (UCANews) Hong Kong and Bangkok (Thailand).
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Communicating in Community, An Introduction to
Social Communication. Fourth Updated Edition. Manila: Logos Publications, 2009. pp. 387.
ISBN 978-971-510-223-0. This is the latest edition of the textbook especially written for
seminary and religious communication formation. It is also published in India and has
translations in Italian and Bahasa Indonesia. A Spanish translation is underway.
New ideas are infused in a chapter “New media communication.” The history of
communication is extended to the evolution of digitized media, satellites and Internet.
Updated statistics on mass media penetration worldwide also add up to a comprehensive
understanding of communication, and its influence on the Church’s essential mission.
The book’s strength lies in the theology of communication expounded, and in practical
explanation of human communication theories and concepts.
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Communicating in
Ministry and Mission, 3rd Edition. Manila: Logos Publications,
2009. pp. 283. ISBN 978-971-510-217-9. This book is a continuation and
extension of "Communicating in Community, An Introduction to Social
Communication, " which was published in a third and revised edition
in 2002. The part on Church and Communication (Ch. 6) is here extended
and further developed into pastoral and evangelizing dimension.
After handling some common needs and conditions, the new book unfolds
the basic needs and directions for communicating in pastoral ministry
and evangelization… This is a first attempt to develop and present
some essentials in the growing field of pastoral communication and
Eilers, Franz-Josef (Ed.) Communicare Nel Ministero
e Nella Missione. Editrice Elle Dici Leumann, Torino, Italia,
2007 pp 303. ISBN 978-88-01-03633-6F
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.).Berkomunikasi dalam Pelayanan dan Misi. Yogyakarta: Penerbit Kanisius, 2008. pp. 296. ISBN 978-979-21-2023-3.
Indonesian Edition of Communicating in
Ministry and Mission, 2nd Edition.
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.).Truyen Thong Trong Muc Vu Va Truyen Giao. Manila: Logos Publication, 2004. pp. 351.
Vietnamese Edition of Communicating in
Ministry and Mission, 2nd Edition.
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Church & Social Communication Basic Documents,
2nd Edition. Manila: Logos Publications, 1997. pp. 392. ISBN 971-510-072-4.
This collection of all basic Church texts on social communication is probably
up till now unique and will soon advance to a “must” for everybody studying
or teaching social communication. Especially helpful for a first orientation
are the introductions of the editor which state the origin and importance of
the different texts. – Communicatio Socialis A vital reference work, giving
ready access to official Roman Catholic thought on communication. These documents
and declarations have never been gathered together in this way before,
and it is valuable to have them so easily available. –
World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Church & Social Communication, Supplement 1.
Basic Documents, 1998-2002. Manila: Logos Publications, 2002. pp. 96. ISBN 971-510-158-5.
This book contains documents on communication of the Holy Father and the Pontifical
Council for Social Communication from 1998-2002, each introduced and outlined by
the editor for easy reference. Sections related to communication in other important
documents like the Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Asia (1998) are also included.
The booklet complements the former collection under the same title, which was published in 1997.
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Communicating Church: Social Communication Documents, An Introduction. Manila: Logos Publications, 2011. pp. 221. ISBN 978-971-510-239-1.
"This publication is a first attempt to collect data and documents on Social Communication in the history of the Church beginning with the Bible as the first book on and of Communication. The collection is based on the understanding of Communication as 1. Communication Theology and 2. Social Communication which are essential par of a Masters' and Licenciate Program on Pastoral Communication at the 400 years old Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines....
... This book is more a listing and outline of data and considerations on communication in Church history rather than a detailed presentation of historical facts. It includes, however, additional texts which are beyond the presentation of basic documents on Social Communication already presented in an earlier book on 'Church and Social Communication. Basic Documents' (2nd Edition 1997 and Supplement I 2002; Logos, Manila). The present book contains additional documents which should stimulate further academic studies and considerations in this field."
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Communicating Between Cultures, An Introduction to Intercultural Communication, 4th Updated Edition. Manila: Logos Publications,
2012. pp. 220. ISBN 978-971-510-244-5.
Over the years, this book has proven its value. Not only was it published in India and Indonesia. It has also been widely used as standard reference and textbook in different schools,seminaries and universities...
Despite the mushrooming of books on Intercultural Communicationand its related fields, this book is uniquely
different by exploring the subject from a Christian and theological perspective...In the time of social media and social networks, this new edition should help to better prepare pastors, educators, professionals and students alike for communication in the global marketplace. Theoritical discussions as well as practical examples should help people to share and indeed, commune, with anyone from all over the world in manner that respects and appreciate cultures...
The special challenges of Intercultural Communication to Christian witness and Christianity in general, with the growth of intercultural communicaties in both online and offline worlds, are brought to fore and supported in the considerations of this book.
Eilers, Franz-Josef, (Ed.). Priestly Spirituality, Treasures and Experiences. Manila: Logos Publications, 1999. pp. 190. ISBN 971-510-126-7.
Fr. Eilers, with his many years of ministering to priests and seminarians,
knows the realities and struggles of the priestly vocation. As editor of
"Priestly Spirituality" he has done something to help us get in touch with
the Papal teachings/documents that address the different aspects of our vocation.
His approach to the documents has made them attractive and relevant to our
priestly situation today. The Commission on Clergy of the Catholic Bishops’
Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) endorses and recommends this book to
all our Clergy for spiritual reading and inspiration. – Msgr. Chito Bernardo,
Executive Secretary – CBCP Commission on Clergy
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