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Oscar Romero’s Theology of Transfiguration

Releasing three of his four pastoral letters on August 6, the patronal feast day of El Salvador, Oscar Romero linked his Transfiguration homilies with his contributions to Catholic social teaching to reflect a theology of transfiguration rooted in three interrelated commitments: an eschatological understanding of Salvadoran history as part of salvation history; an ecclesiology firmly grounded in a view of the people of God as the Body of Christ in history; and a contemplative awareness of the ethical implications of Jesus’ invitation to his disciples to accompany him from Tabor to Calvary.

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