Archbishop Oscar Romero: A Disciple Who Revealed the Glory of God

Archbishop Oscar Romero: A Disciple Who Revealed the Glory of God

by Damian Zynda




During his lifetime, Archbishop Oscar Romero chose to live the Christian Gospel in a radical way, defending, supporting, and serving the poor, and confronting the oppressive and murderous violence of the Salvadoran dictatorship. As a result, in March 1980, while celebrating Mass in a small chapel in El Salvador, he was assassinated.

With Archbishop Oscar Romero, Damian Zynda offers a compelling examination of the bishop’s eventful life. Zynda delves into the psychological and spiritual depths of Romero’s faith, tracing its progression from age thirteen up to the episcopacy and his prophetic stand against the government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589662117
Publisher: University of Scranton Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Series: University of Scranton Press - Peace, Justice, Human Rights, and Freedom in Lati Series
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Damian Zynda is a faculty member of the Christian Spirituality Program at Creighton University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 The Life and Ministry of Oscar Arnulfo Romero 5

2 Theological Resource: Irenaeus of Lyons 51

3 The Dynamics between Oscar Romero's Spirituality and His Personality Disorder 75

4 An Irenaean Theology of Conversion as Seen in the Life of Oscar Romero 125

5 A Spirituality of Conversion Inspired by Irenaean Theology, the Life of Oscar Romero, and Developmental Psychology 149

Notes 179

Selected Bibliography 195

Index 231

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