The Redemption

The Redemption : An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer


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This interdisciplinary study follows an international and ecumenical meeting of twenty-one scholars held in New York at Easter 2003: the Redemption Summit. After an opening chapter, which explores seven central questions for writers on redemption, five chapters are dedicated to the scriptural roots of the doctrine. A section on the patristic and medieval periods then examines the interpretation of redemption through the centuries. The volume moves on to foundational and systematic issues: the problem of horrendous evil, karma and grace, and differing views on justification. Studies on the redemption in literature, art, music, and preaching form the final part. There is a fruitful dialogue between experts in a wide range of areas and the international reputation of the participants reflects and guarantees the high quality of this joint work. The result is a well researched, skilfully argued, and, at times, provocative volume on the central Christian belief: the redemption of human beings through Jesus Christ.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 132 x 212 x 24mm | 498.96g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 b&w plates
  • 0199288755
  • 9780199288755
  • 852,149

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Gerald O'Collins, SJ is Professor of Systematic and Fundamental Theology, Gregorian University, Rome.

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this is a book with many insights. Canon Macquarrie, Church Times

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