The Price of Justice
The Universal Witness of the Salvadoran Martyrs
Keywords:civil war, El Salvador, martyrs, testimony, Vatican II, Medellin, option for the poor, Oscar Romero, Rutilio Grande, Society of Jesus, spirituality of liberation, contextual theology, Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino
In the following lecture, I want to introduce you to the central aspects of their life and work by first outlining the possible universal significance of testimony and a theology deeply rooted in a Central American context. Second, we take a look at the work of some of the assassinated and thus at the background of the assassinations by referring to the importance of the preferential option for the poor based on Vatican II and Medellín. On this basis, we can finally ask about their legacy.
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