Archbishop Romero: Memories and Reflections

Archbishop Romero: Memories and Reflections

by Jon Sobrino

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ISBN-13: 9781608336432
Publisher: Orbis
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 977,584
File size: 699 KB

About the Author

Jon Sobrino, S.J., teaches philosophy at the Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas in San Salvador. Born in Barcelona into a Basque family during the Spanish Civil War, he earned his Master's degree in engineering mechanics at St. Louis University (1965) and his doctorate in theology from the Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt (1975). He has contributed to the journals 'Estudios Centroamericanos' (San Salvador) and 'Christus' (Mexico). He also worked closely with Archbishop Romero. Sobrino's other books include 'Christology at the Crossroads', 'Jesus in Latin America', and 'Spirituality of Liberation'.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Original Edition ix

Chapter 1 Some Personal Recollections 1

Part 1 Theological Analysis of Archbishop Romero's Person and Work 49

Chapter 2 Archbishop Romero: Believer, Archbishop, Salvadoran 51

His Gospel Faith 51

His Episcopal Ministry 59

Head of the Body of the Archdiocese 67

His judgment on El Salvador 70

The Church's Role in the Salvadoran Crisis 79

Chapter 3 Archbishop Romero: True Prophet 85

The Historical Dimension of the Prophetic Word 87

The Theological Dimension of the Prophetic Word 121

Tire Eschatological Dimension of the Prophetic Word 135

Chapter 4 Archbishop Romero's Meaning for Theology 142

Archbishop Romero as a Theological Event: Word of God and Word of the People of God 143

Archbishop Romero as Inspiration for Theology 148

Oscar Arnulfo Romero: Legacy and Future 158

Part 2 Archbishop Romero: Witness of God 161

Chapter 5 Archbishop Romero: Of This World, and of God 163

Chapter 6 Good News from God to the Poor 172

Where Is Archbishop Romero Alive Today? 174

How Does Archbishop Romero Live Today? 175

Why Is Archbishop Romero Still Alive Today? 176

Part 3 Archbishop Romero: His Impact and Legacy 181

Chapter 7 Monseñor Romero: Before God with His People 183

The Inner Monseñor Romero, before God 183

His Praxis as an Archbishop: Speaking the Truth and Defending the Oppressed 193

His Destiny: Martyr with His People, Sacrament of God, Bearer of the Faith of Many People 205

Chapter 8 Monseñor Romero's Impact on Ignacio Ellacuría 218

The God Who Passed through El Salvador with Monseñor Romero 220

Ignacio Ellacuría: A Disciple of Monsenor Romero Ellacuría Was Carried in the Faith and by the Faith of Monseñor Romero 231

Postscript: Blessed Oscar Romero 239

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