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Oscar Romero: Reflections on His Life and Writings

(Modern Spiritual Masters)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  8 reviews
On the twentieth anniversary of his death, this volume celebrates the life, spirit and legacy of Oscar Romero, the martyred archbishop of San Salvador.

"It is an extraordinary privilege to read this account of Oscar Romero because it reveals his deep inner spirit. To know him in this way becomes a call to find the face of God in the poor as he did and to live the way of
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Orbis Books (first published January 2000)
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Ije the Devourer of Books
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oscar Romero is one of my heroes. He is indeed a saint.

Archbishop Romero had the courage to stand again state terrorism in El Salvador, speaking out when so many others kept silent and speaking on behalf of poor El Salvadorans who were brutalised and murdered by their own government. It is hard to imagine standing against that kind of state terror - death squads, mutilations, rapes, bombings, murders and the torture of his people in El Salvador.

The way Archbishop Romero stood against this
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Josh Mcdonald
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Back when I was in college, in the Bible survey course I took, we were assigned to read through the three books of Jewish law (Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) and consider the purpose behind these laws -- for whom were they written and why? When the professor invited us to share our thoughts on this, the first student to respond said confidently that these laws were written to suppress the lower classes and to keep them in line through fear of divine retribution. The professor then asked ...more
Michael
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Archbishop Oscar Romero is a fascinating figure to me. I think this is the third book I've read about him. Romero was a "go along to get along" sort of Catholic in El Salvador when a brutal civil war erupted in his country, and tens of thousands of innocent people began to be murdered, raped, tortured, and 'disappeared' by the US backed military dictatorship. When Romero's dear friend, Fr. Rutilio Grande, was murdered not long after Romero became the Archbishop, something fundamental changed in ...more
Michael Thoeresz
Feb 23, 2008 rated it did not like it
The story of Oscar Romero is very interesting but this book is poorly put together.

"The Christian who does not want to live this commitment of solidarity with the poor is not worthy to be called a Christian."

"I will not tire of declaring that if we really want an effective end to violence we must remove the violence that lies at the root of all violence: structural violence, social injustice, exclusion of citizens from the management of the country, repression. All of this is what constitutes
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Doug
Mar 09, 2010 rated it liked it
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I've been reading various treatments on Oscar Romero, and this one is short and to the point. I hope to write an essay sometime along the lines of "A Conservative Protestant Appreciation of Oscar Romero." As an aside, I think I found John Sobrino's account of Romero's life and transition from "conservative" to the way of the cross as the most jarring, but then that book weakens by the end. This one stays strong for an intro.
John
Oct 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Wow! What inspiration. I think there are some relevant ideas from Romeros life and ministry that can be applied to current injustices and violence in the Cities of America.
Albert Hong
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Helpful overview and commentary to give a broader analysis of Romero's theological development. Romero is my hero.
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