Reproduces some of Burgos’s writings, the nationalist intellectual heritage from which Rizal and Marcelo H. del Pilar drew. Aims to let the reader understand fully political developments of the second half of the nineteenth century. Presents documents that evince the origins and developments of the dispute between regular clergy and secular clergy—which gradually took on racial, and later, nationalist, overtones—in the Philippine church. Comes with an extensive historical introduction.
Originally published in 1999. Second printing 2002.