Pedro Arrupe - Edición en lengua inglesa

Witness of the twentieth century, prophet of the twenty-first

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The Definitive Biography of Pedro ArrupeThe renown of few contemporary church figures has grown as much over time as that of the charismatic General of the Jesuits, Pedro Arrupe (1907-1991). Born into a bourgeois family in the industrial city of Bilbao, he studied medicine in Madrid, but after several years of study he left medical school to join the Society of Jesus, where decisive events awaited him. Expelled from Spain during the Republic, Arrupe was a citizen of the world by vocation and formation. During World War II he worked as a missionary in Japan, where he was accused of being a spy and imprisoned. He directly witnessed the explosion of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, and he used his medical knowledge to attend to the victims.In his position as Superior General, he became one of the most captivating agents of change in the Church of the 20th century. At the same time, he was a prophet for the 21st century, which he anticipated with many of his brilliant intuitions regarding justice, education, racism, globalization, the marginalization of women, and the plight of refugees and drug addicts. In the last fifty years, nearly one hundred Jesuits, inspired by Arrupe’s insistence on both service of faith and promotion of justice, have given their lives for defending the poor.

Ficha técnica

  • Año de publicación 2021
  • Páginas VIII + 510 Págs.
  • ISBN 978-1-947617-08-7
  • Formato 15,00 x 23,00 cm
  • Encuadernación Rústica
  • Idioma Inglés