Jesus Our Redeemer
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...
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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 textsfor 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 theChurch, the situation of non-Christians, and the final consummation of human life and the created world at the end of time.
1. Terms and Images 2. The Creative Word and Last Adam 3. The Human Condition 4. Original Sin and Children 5. he Whole Story of Redemption 6. Redemption as Deliverance from Evil 7. Penal Substitution Theories 8. Redemption as Cleansing Through Christ's Sacrifice 9. Redemption as Transforming Love 10. The Holy Spirit, the Risen Christ, and the Church 11. The Salvation of Non-Christians 12. Bodily Redemption and the Transformation of the World Epilogue
An examination of what Christians mean when they call Jesus their `Redeemer' or `Savior.' Gerald O'Collins draws upon the scriptures, Christian hymns and texts for worship, literature, the visual arts, and other sources to explore his theme.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Gerald O'Collins received his Ph.D. in 1968 at the University of Cambridge, where he was a research fellow at Pembroke College. From 1973-2006, he taught at the Gregorian University (Rome) where he was also dean of the theology faculty (1985-91). Alone or with others, ýhe has published fifty books, including such works with Oxford University Press as Christology, Jesus Our Redeemer and Salvation For All. Authored hundreds of articles in professional and popular journals, he has lectured at many universities and colleges in the British Isles, ýIndia, New Zeal
- 1. Terms And Images; 2. The Creative Word And Last Adam; 3. The Human Condition; 4. Original Sin And Children; 5. The Whole Story Of Redemption; 6. Redemption As Deliverance From Evil; 7. Penal Substitution Theories; 8. Redemption As Cleansing Through Christ's Sacrifice; 9. Redemption As Transforming Love; 10. The Holy Spirit, The Risen Christ, And The Church; 11. The Salvation Of Non-christians; 12. Bodily Resurrection And The Transformation Of The World; Epilogue