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Romero: A Life: The Essential Biography of a Modern Martyr and Christian Hero / Edition 25
     

Romero: A Life: The Essential Biography of a Modern Martyr and Christian Hero / Edition 25

by James R. Brockman
 

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ISBN-10: 157075599X

ISBN-13: 9781570755996

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Orbis Books

It is twenty-five years since Oscar Romero, the prophetic archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated while celebrating Mass. In death he joined tens of thousands of his fellow Salvadorans, killed in the conflict that engulfed his small Central American nation. In the years since then, his reputation and significance have only grown. Today the very name Romero

Overview

It is twenty-five years since Oscar Romero, the prophetic archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated while celebrating Mass. In death he joined tens of thousands of his fellow Salvadorans, killed in the conflict that engulfed his small Central American nation. In the years since then, his reputation and significance have only grown. Today the very name Romero invokes the church's costly option for the poor, the gospel challenge to confront injustice, the Christian call to discipleship in a world of conflict, and a new face of holiness for our time. First published in 1989, James Brockman's biography remains the definitive portrait of the modern hero and martyr who became "a voice of the voiceless."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570755996
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Author's Notex
Abbreviationsxi
Map of El Salvadorxii
IThe New Pilot (February-May 1977)1
IIFrom Carpenter to Bishop (1917-1976)33
IIIThe People's Voice (June-July 1977)62
IVThe Body of Christ in History (August-December 1977)80
VPastoral Fortitude (January-June 1978)105
VIThe Church and the Organizations (July-December 1978)134
VIIThe Church, the People, and the Government (January-May 1979)154
VIIIThe Church in the Nation's Crisis (June-October 1979)175
IXOctober 15 and After (October 1979-January 1980)200
XThe Final Weeks (February-March 1980)227
AppendixRomero's Killers249
Notes256
Index277

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