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Bibil Identifier bibil:213421
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Jesus Our Redeemer
Title (English, ) A Christian Approach to Salvation
Author O'Collins, Gerald
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Library Online
Signature -
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford
ISBN 978-0-19-920313-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
280 Pages
height in cm -
Genre Original
Abstract 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 heart of the book is the discussion of three pervasive approaches to redemption: as liberation from evil, as cleansing from built, and as the transforming power of love. This work argues for the divine love as the primary interpretative key for a Christian doctrine of salvation—both for human beings and the universe.
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.001.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Redemption
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