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    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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    Jesus Our Redeemer
    A Christian Approach to Salvation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S. J. Gerald O'Collins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 432 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199203123
    ISBN 10: 0199203121

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 230
    BISAC V2.8: REL067040
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL067100
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    12 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Gerald O'Collins is Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University (Rome).
    Review quote
    a work full of good theology, engaged with the rich tradition of Chrisitan thought about a central set of convictions and taking seriously contemporary difficultits. It is the work of an experienced teacher, a man of strong convictions, clearly articulated and storngly defended. Its discussion is superbly and evocatively illuminated by reference to literature, music and ar. O'Collins is a gifted and lucid writer. This book has enormous amount to commend it. Chrisitaan Mostert, Pacifica O'Collins considers the biblical, theological and historical evidence for the various perspectives on the atonement but also looks at the way various themes have been depicted in Christian art and iconography, which is fascinating...this is a challengingand stimulating volume. A. T. B. McGowan The Expository Times O'Collins highlights the importance of cleansing through Christ's sacrifice and of redemption through transforming love...this is a challenging and stimulating volume. A. T. B. McGowan, The Expository Times O'Collins offers a truly illuminating chapter on what the "resurrection of the body" might mean...[He] has wise and positive things to say. Peter Cornwell, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    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