Antonio D. Sison, CPPS, is committed to contextual, intercultural, and aesthetic approaches to doing systematic theology.

His latest book is The Art of Indigenous Inculturation: Grace on the Edge of Genius (Orbis Books, 2021), a cutting-edge exploration of the phenomenon of religious inculturation through the “aesthetics of liberation,” with case studies from Asian, African, and Latin American postcolonial contexts. He is also the author of the books The Sacred Foodways of Film (Pickwick, 2016), World Cinema, Theology and the Human (Routledge, 2012), Screening Schillebeeckx: Theology and Third Cinema in Dialogue (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006); and a contributing author to a number of books and journals.

He has given lectures and presentations in Mexico, Kenya, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and a number of venues across the United States. From April to June 2022, he was a visiting scholar at Nanzan University’s Institute of Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan; his on-site research focused on inculturation in the context of Nagasaki’s “Hidden Christians” who survived the great persecution of the Tokugawa period (1630-1867). He was the featured keynote lecturer for the 2018 Association for Southeast Asian Cinemas (ASEAC) international conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and for Paradojas de lo liminal: Cine y teología, 2018 Film and Theology Colloquium of Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

Antonio or “Br. Ton” is a religious Brother of the Society of the Precious Blood (CPPS).

Antonio D. Sison, CPPS


  • The Art of Indigenous Inculturation: Grace on the Edge of Genius (Orbis Books, 2021)
  • The Sacred Foodways of Film: Theological Servings in 11 Food Films (Pickwick/Wipf and Stock, 2016)
  • World Cinema, Theology, and the Human: Humanity in Deep Focus (Routledge, 2012)
  • Screening Schilllebeeckx: Theology and Third Cinema in Dialogue (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
  • “Liberative Visions: Biblical Reception in Third Cinema” in The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and its Reception (Verlag Walter de Gruyter, 2016)
  • “Perichoresis of the Crucified Peoples: Spirituality in Third Cinema” in Plural Spiritualities: North American Experiences (Council for Research and Values in Philosophy, 2015)
  • “Postcolonial Religious Syncretism: Focus on the Philippines, Peru and Mexico” in The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film (Routledge, 2009)
  • “Cuba: Tomas Gutierrez Alea’s The Last Supper” in The Religion and Film Reader (Routledge, 2007)
  • Deep Inculturation: Global Voices on Christian Faith and Indigenous Genius (Orbis Books, forthcoming March 2024)– editor and contributing author.
  • “Indigenous Inculturation: A Hermeneutics of Serendipity” in 500 Years of Christianity and the Global Filipino/a: Postcolonial Perspectives (New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2024).
  • “The Trinity in the Cinematic Imagination” in Oxford Handbook of Theology and Film (New York and London: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024).
  • “Pericoresis de los Pueblos Crucificados: Trinidad, Liberacion, Liberación y Tercer Cine” in  Paradojas de lo Liminal: Cine y Teología (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2021). Translated work.