Romero: A Life

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Orbis Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
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It is twenty-five years since Oscar Romero, the prophetic archibishop 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."

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

not a great read, but a great story about a great man. Read full review

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User Review  - Allyn - Goodreads

One of the most moving books I have ever read. It starts with a lot of detail, but moves onto the unfolding if his provocative life. Read full review


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The Church and the Organizations JulyDecember 1978
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James R. Brockman, who died in 1996, was a Jesuit priest and a former editor of America magazine.

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