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  - John Betts - Goodreads

This book tells the remarkable and inspiring story of this true Martyr of God and shepherd to the flock entrusted to him. Romero took a daring stand against the brutal repression of the people in his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ian Mchugh - Goodreads

An extremely thorough and personal biography of Archbishop Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador until his assassination in 1980. The book gives detailed coverage to Romero's life before becoming ... Read full review


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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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