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Archbishop Romero: Memories and Reflections by Jon Sobrino
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1592449778 ISBN13 9781592449774
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More About Jon Sobrino & Robert R. Barr
Jon Sobrino, a Spanish-born Jesuit theologian, has spent the past 50 years in El Salvador. He is the author of many works, including the award-winning 2-volume Christology, "Jesus the Liberator," as well as "Where is God?: Earthquake, Terrorism, Barbarity, and Hope," and Witnesses to the Kingdom: The Martyrs of El Salvador and the Cricified Peoples."
Jon Sobrino currently resides in San Salvador.
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On this 27th anniversary of his assassination and his martyrdom let us read again this book Mar 24, 2007
The Catholic theologian and prolific writer, the Rev. Father Jon Sobrino, SJ, worked closely with Archbishop Romero in the final years of his life which was cut tragically short by a right wing soldier's sacreligious bullet during the Offertory of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Divine Providence Hospital Chapel in San Salvador 27 years ago today.
This book, of which I read the 1990 edition published by the Catholic publishing house Orbis Books and now reprinted very recently elsewhere, collects ten years of essays and sermons by the great Father Jon Sobrino, always a very intelligent, spiritual and compelling writer and speaker, but especially in this case writing from his heart and soul and mind and body about his beloved friend and admired, even heroic, spiritual leader.
Father Sobrino knew the great Archbishop very closely and watched closely the evolution of his thought and spirit, a conversion to live and preach courageously the Gospel despite knowing it spelled his certain death by martyrdom.
Father Sobrino begins the collection with an essay written especially for this book, an excellent introduction to its themes and theology. He then divides the collection of essays into two parts, a theological analysis of his person and work and a briefer part of two sermons summing up Romero's work in the world and his essence as Gospel, as Good News from God to the Poor.
In the first section Father Sobrino very deeply examines Archbishop Romero as a Salvadoran Archbishop and Believer, as Prophet and the meaning of Romero's Theology in our world. As a professor of philosophy who knew Romero very well and heard his word, Sobrino is well prepared to do this close analysis. He is equally prepared in the second section, as teacher and preacher, to movingly present to us in effective summary the totality of the Archbishop's meaning and message and life and belief.
If you can only read one biography of this saintly martyr of the Americas whose canonization process is active in Rome, you will find a profound and real and true wealth within these pages. Please read it.