The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer

Paperback | April 6, 2006

EditorStephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall SJ, Gerald OCollins SJ

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This interdisciplinary study follows an international and ecumenical meeting of twenty-one scholars held in New York at Easter 2003: the Redemption Summit. After an opening chapter, which explores seven central questions for writers on redemption, five chapters are dedicated to the scripturalroots of the doctrine. A section on the patristic and medieval periods then examines the interpretation of redemption through the centuries. The volume moves on to foundational and systematic issues: the problem of horrendous evil, karma and grace, and differing views on justification. Studies onthe redemption in literature, art, music, and preaching form the final part. There is a fruitful dialogue between experts in a wide range of areas and the international reputation of the participants reflects and guarantees the high quality of this joint work. The result is a well researched,skilfully argued, and, at times, provocative volume on the central Christian belief: the redemption of human beings through Jesus Christ.

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This interdisciplinary study follows an international and ecumenical meeting of twenty-one scholars held in New York at Easter 2003: the Redemption Summit. After an opening chapter, which explores seven central questions for writers on redemption, five chapters are dedicated to the scripturalroots of the doctrine. A section on the patr...

Stephen T. Davis is Professor of the Philosophy of Religion, Claremont McKenna College, California. Daniel Kendall, SJ is Professor of Theology, University of San Francisco. Gerald O'Collins, SJ is Professor of Systematic and Fundamental Theology, Gregorian University, Rome.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.89 inPublished:April 6, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Gerald O'Collins, SJ: Redemption: Some Crucial IssuesBiblical Questions2. Christopher Seitz: Reconciliation and the Plain Sense Witness of Scripture3. Gordon D. Fee: Paul and the Metaphors for Salvation: Some Reflections on Pauline Soteriology4. N. T. Wright: Redemption from the New Perspective? Towards a Multi-Layered Pauline Theology of the Cross5. Jean-Noel Aletti, SJ: `God Made Christ to be Sin' (2 Corinthians 5: 21): Reflections on a Pauline Paradox6. Peter Ochs: Israel's Redeemer is the One to Whom and with Whom She PraysPatristic and Medieval Periods7. Brian Daley, SJ: `He Himself is Our Peace' (Ephesians 2: 14): Early Christian Views of Redemption in Christ8. Caroline Walker Bynum: The Power in the Blood: Sacrifice, Satisfaction, and Substitution in Late Medieval SoteriologyFoundational and Systematic Issues9. Eleonore Stump: Narrative and the Problem of Evil: Suffering and Redemption10. Stephen T. Davis: Karma, Salvation, and Grace11. C. Stephen Evans: Catholic-Protestant Views of Justification: How Should Christians View Theological Disagreement?The Redemption Practised and Proclaimed12. Robert Kiely: `Graven with an Iron Pen': The Persistence of Redemption as a Theme in Literature and Art13. David Brown: Images of Redemption in Art and Music14. Marguerite Shuster: The Redemption of the Created Order: Sermons on Romans 8: 18-25