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Ellacuría, Ignacio
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(Nov 9, 1930, Portugalete in northern Spain – Nov 16, 1989, San Salvador) was a Jesuit, professor of theology (1967), president of the Central American University (UCA) in San Salvador (1979) and one of the chief advocates of liberation theology. The subjects of his writings are the historical transcendence of earthly reality, salvation history, and world history in contemporary perspective, as well as the Kingdom of God and the “poor.” He fought for an agrarian reform, for the reconciliation of the warring factions in…

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Klinger, Elmar, “Ellacuría, Ignacio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04263>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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