Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Paperback | February 11, 2007

byGerald OCollins, SJ

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Jesus Our Redeemer examines what it means when Christians call Jesus their 'Redeemer' or 'Saviour'. It tackles such questions as: How can redemptive events in the past (Christ's life, death, and resurrection) bring about saving effects in the present? Why do human beings need redemption,both individually and collectively? What images of God are implied by the saving action of God and by human needs? Gerald O'Collins SJ draws on the scriptures, Christian hymns and texts for worship, literature, the visual arts, and other sources. He examines four major models of how redemptionthrough Christ has been thought to work: theories of deliverance, penal substitution, sacrifice, and transforming love. He concludes by considering the outworking of salvation in the life of the Church, the situation of non-Christians, and the final consummation of human life and the created worldat the end of time.

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Jesus Our Redeemer examines what it means when Christians call Jesus their 'Redeemer' or 'Saviour'. It tackles such questions as: How can redemptive events in the past (Christ's life, death, and resurrection) bring about saving effects in the present? Why do human beings need redemption,both individually and collectively? What image...

Gerald O'Collins is Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University (Rome).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:February 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019920313X

ISBN - 13:9780199203130

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Table of Contents

1. Terms and Images2. The Creative Word and Last Adam3. The Human Condition4. Original Sin and Children5. The Whole Story of Redemption6. Redemption as Deliverance from Evil7. Penal Substitution Theories8. Redemption as Cleansing Through Christ's Sacrifice9. Redemption as Transforming Love10. The Holy Spirit, the Risen Christ, and the Church11. The Salvation of Non-Christians12. Bodily Resurrection and the Transformation of the WorldEpilogue

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"What a debt of gratitude all students of theology owe Gerald O'Collins! In book after book he has shown himself a sure guide to the most fundamental issues of theology. His works on the resurrection, on Christology, and on the Trinity combine deep knowledge of the tradition with extensive and informed presentations of contemporary approaches and positions." --America