Salvation for All: Gods Other Peoples

Paperback | March 17, 2008

byGerald OCollins, SJ

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This book examines in depth and at length what the Old Testament and the New Testament hold about the salvation of God's 'other peoples'. The Bible repeatedly witnesses to the universal scope of the divine love for all human beings and the chances of salvation that are available to them. Sincethe Israelites experienced for many centuries, both at home and abroad, the religion and culture of numerous other peoples, the Old Testament texts have much to say, both positively and negatively, about the religious prospects and destiny of these peoples. In its second half this book scrutinizeswhat Jesus, the evangelists, Paul and the Letter to the Hebrews indicate about God's loving designs for all human beings. At the end, the book breaks new ground by developing the universal presence of the risen Jesus (along with the Holy Spirit) and his role as universal Wisdom, and the fullteaching of the Letter to the Hebrews on the possibility of faith for all people.

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This book examines in depth and at length what the Old Testament and the New Testament hold about the salvation of God's 'other peoples'. The Bible repeatedly witnesses to the universal scope of the divine love for all human beings and the chances of salvation that are available to them. Sincethe Israelites experienced for many centuri...

Gerald O' Collins is Research Professor of Theology at St Mary's University College, Twickenham. He has published, alone or with others, 47 books, including Jesus Our Redeemer, Christology, and Catholicism (all OUP). Author of hundreds of articles in professional and popular journals, he has lectured at many universities and colleges ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.7 inPublished:March 17, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199238898

ISBN - 13:9780199238897

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Table of Contents

1. From Adam and Eve to Abraham and Sarah2. Exodus, Deuteronomy, Ruth, and Naaman3. Balaam, Amos, and Jonah4. Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Malachi5. Wisdom and the `Others'6. Provisional Conclusions from the Old Testament7. Jesus and the `Outsiders'8. Dying and Rising for All?9. The Apostle of the Gentiles10. Luke on Jesus and Salvation11. Jesus, the Church, and Israel12. The Universal Benevolence of God13. Holy `Outsiders'14. The Universal Presence of Christ and the Spirit15. Universal Wisdom16. Faith and `Outsiders'

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"This is a groundbreaking book and makes an invaluable contribution to interfaith dialogue. For some Christians the content may be challenging and uncomfortable. I am no theologian, but I found it fascinating and accessible." -- Teresa De Bertodano, The Good Bookstall "Indeed, it is this sustained attention to the scriptures, on the part of one also instructed and skilled in the practice of sophisticated tools of interpretation, which gives this work its inherent authority as well as its charm. This book...will effectively equip readers to negotiate the conflicts joined by debating with the abstract terms noted earlier." --David Burrell, The Tablet