Archbishop Romero: Memories and Reflections by Jon Sobrino

By Jon Sobrino

Revised to incorporate new essays in addition to reflections at the fresh beatification of Oscar Romero.

Jon Sobrino, a Jesuit theologian from San Salvador, labored heavily with Archbishop Romero and has spent a lot of the prior thirty-five years when you consider that his assassination reflecting at the which means of his outstanding lifestyles and witness. In a relocating own memoir, Sobrino describes how Romero (by acceptance a timid, conservative prelate) emerged because the outspoken champion of the terrible and discomfort humans of El Salvador. He then areas Romero within the context of the broader church: as believer, as archbishop, as Salvadoran, as prophet, as martyr, as suggestion for theology. Exploring every one of those identities in flip, Sobrino sums up his reflections with the realization: “Archbishop Romero used to be a gospel . . . a bit of fine information from God to the terrible of the world

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