Jesus Our Redeemer
A Christian Approach to Salvation
By (author) S. J. Gerald O'Collins
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Jesus Our Redeemer by S. J. Gerald O'Collins
Book DescriptionJesus 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 redemption through 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 world at the end of time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199203130
(215mm x 139mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An examination of what Christians mean when they call Jesus their 'Redeemer' or 'Saviour'. Gerald O'Collins draws upon the scriptures, Christian hymns and texts for worship, literature, the visual arts, and other sources to explore his theme.
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Author Biography - S. J. Gerald O'Collins
Gerald O'Collins is Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University (Rome).
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