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Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Gerald O'Collins, SJ


This book aims at clarifying what Christians mean when they call Christ ‘our Redeemer’. That entails asking: How did the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus transform humanity's relationship with God? How can such past events of redemption work, both here and now and in the future, to save human beings and their world? The book also takes up the issue of the beneficiaries of this redeeming ‘work’. Why do human beings need redemption, both individually and collectively? A further central question bears on the appropriate image of God for a biblically based interpretation of redemption. The h ... More

Keywords: Christ, evil, liberation, love, redemption, salvation, sin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199203130
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald O'Collins, SJ, author
Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University (Rome)