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Ignacio Ellacuría Collection
GTU 2005-8-01  
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The collection is a copy of the material in the personal files of Ignacio Ellacuria at the Centro Pastoral Arzobispo Oscar Romero at the University of Central America in San Salvador. The materials were used for Robert Lassalle-Klein's 1995 dissertation at the GTU.
Born in Spain 1930, Ellacuría joined the Jesuits in 1947. He was sent to El Salvador where he became a naturalized citizen. Ellacuría worked closely with the philosopher Xavier Zubiri and wrote his 1965 dissertation on Zubiri's philosophy. Ellacuría was president of the University of Central America (Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas), chair of the philosophy department, and editor of several publications. He was a primary proponent of liberation theology, speaking and writing on poverty and oppression in El Salvador regularly contributing to newspapers, and radio and television programs. Ellacuría was murdered 1989 in his home along with five priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter by a right-wing Salvadoran army squad. Robert Lassalle-Klein is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Holy Names University, Oakland, CA. He received his BA in English Literature from Santa Clara University; M.A., Philosophy, Gonzaga University; Masters of Divinity and Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; Masters in Social Work, School of Social Work, California State University at San Jose; and Ph.D, Graduate Theological Union (1995).His dissertation is "The Jesuit martyrs of the University of Central America : an American Christian university and the historical reality of the reign of God."
3 record boxes (1.5 linear feet)
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Collection open for research.