The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer

The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer


Edited by Stephen T. Davis, Edited by S. J. Daniel Kendall, Edited by S. J. Gerald O'Collins


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 212mm x 24mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 8 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199288755
  • ISBN 13: 9780199288755
  • Illustrations note: 8 b&w plates
  • Sales rank: 802,628

Product description

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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Author information

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

Table of contents

1. Redemption: Some Crucial Issues ; BIBLICAL QUESTIONS ; 2. Reconciliation and the Plain Sense Witness of Scripture ; 3. Paul and the Metaphors for Salvation: Some Reflections on Pauline Soteriology ; 4. Redemption from the New Perspective? Towards a Multi-Layered Pauline Theology of the Cross ; 5. 'God Made Christ to be Sin' (2 Corinthians 5: 21): Reflections on a Pauline Paradox ; 6. Israel's Redeemer is the One to Whom and with Whom She Prays ; PATRISTIC AND MEDIEVAL PERIODS ; 7. 'He Himself is Our Peace' (Ephesians 2: 14): Early Christian Views of Redemption in Christ ; 8. The Power in the Blood: Sacrifice, Satisfaction, and Substitution in Late Medieval Soteriology ; FOUNDATIONAL AND SYSTEMATIC ISSUES ; 9. Narrative and the Problem of Evil: Suffering and Redemption ; 10. Karma, Salvation, and Grace ; 11. Catholic-Protestant Views of Justification: How Should Christians View Theological Disagreement? ; THE REDEMPTION PRACTISED AND PROCLAIMED ; 12. 'Graven with an Iron Pen': The Persistence of Redemption as a Theme in Literature and Art ; 13. Images of Redemption in Art and Music ; 14. The Redemption of the Created Order: Sermons on Romans 8: 18-25