can I just say, I’m excited?

Just got my copy of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza‘s Revelation: Vision of a Just World. Here’s her dedication:

IN MEMORY OF

         Idania Fernandez
         Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Jean Donovan
         Dorothy Kazel
         Elisabeth Käsemann
         Celina Maricet and Elba Julia Ramos

AND ALL THOSE NAMELESS WOMEN AND MEN
OF THE AMERICAS
         WHO IN THE PAST FIVE HUNDRED YEARS
WERE SLAIN
             IN THEIR STRUGGLES FOR JUSTICE

I’m really looking forward to her reading.

Idania Fernandez was a Nicaraguan martyr heavily involved with liberation theology, who fought with the Sandinistas.

Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan were three American Catholic nuns and a lay missionary (respectively) martyred in El Salvador.

Elisabeth Käsemann was one the ‘desaparecidos’ in Argentina and (wow!) daughter of the New Testament scholar Ernst Käsemann.

Elba Julia Ramos was the housekeeper for six Jesuit intellectuals involved in the liberation theology at the Jesuit Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador. She and her daughter Celina Maricet were killed along with the six Jesuits.

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2 Responses to “can I just say, I’m excited?”


  1. 1 periphery December 30, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Can I just say, I’m really excited, too?
    E-SF rocks!

  2. 2 withastone December 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Seriously!

    How fascinating that Kasemann’s daughter finds her way into this list. Apparently she was doing some work with the poor and studying in Argentina. Wikipedia thinks Kasemann’s theological work took on a more radical and bitter edge after her murder.


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