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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This is an update of Brockman's The Word Remains: A Life of Oscar Romero ( LJ 12/1/82), his earlier biography of El Salvador's martyred archbishop. LJ 's reviewer called that book an "insightful ... Read full review


From Carpenter to Bishop 19171976
The Church and the Organizations JulyDecember 1978
The Church the People and the Government

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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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