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Salvadoran Jesuit Martyr Rutilio Grande: Thomas Kelly

BY CHRIS KERRMay 30, 2013

Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., reflects on his recent book about Rutilio Grande, S.J. entitled “When the Gospel Grows Feet: Rutilio Grande, SJ, and the Church of El Salvador – An Ecclesiology in Context.” Grande a prophetic companion of the economically poor in El Salvador and close friend of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero, was martyred himself in 1977 for speaking out against the Salvadoran government’s detainment of a fellow priest.

Kelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Creighton University.  A graduate of Boston College School of Theology with a Ph.D. in systematic theology, he has taught at Creighton for the past eleven years and has extensive experiencing with teaching and research related to Latin America and Catholic Social Teaching.

Visit the book’s website at: http://www.whenthegospelgrowsfeet.org/

Purchase the book on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/16nQuNa

You can also hear interviews with Thomas from the Center for Catholic Thought:
Rutillio Grande and Latin American Christology
Fr. Rutillio Grande, Martyr of El Salvador