By Jon Sobrino

Revised to incorporate new essays in addition to reflections at the fresh beatification of Oscar Romero.

Jon Sobrino, a Jesuit theologian from San Salvador, labored heavily with Archbishop Romero and has spent a lot of the earlier thirty-five years due to the fact his assassination reflecting at the that means of his remarkable lifestyles and witness. In a relocating own memoir, Sobrino describes how Romero (by acceptance a timid, conservative prelate) emerged because the outspoken champion of the terrible and pain humans of El Salvador. He then locations Romero within the context of the broader church: as believer, as archbishop, as Salvadoran, as prophet, as martyr, as proposal for theology. Exploring every one of those identities in flip, Sobrino sums up his reflections with the belief: “Archbishop Romero used to be a gospel . . . a section of excellent information from God to the negative of the world

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