Drawing on Scripture, hymns, literature, and the visual arts, O'Collins, one of the world's great Catholic theologians, plumbs the depths of the meaning of Christ's death and the need for human redemption via these leading models: deliverance, penal substitution, sacrifice, and transforming love. 280 pages, softcover. Oxford University.
An examination of what Christians mean when they call Jesus their `Redeemer' or `Savior.' Gerald O'Collins draws upon the scriptures, Christian hymns and texts for worship, literature, the visual arts, and other sources to explore his theme.
Gerald O'Collins is Professor of Theology at the Gregorian University (Rome).
"What a debt of gratitude all students of theology owe Gerald O'Collins! In book after book he has shown himself a sure guide to the most fundamental issues of theology. His works on the resurrection, on Christology, and on the Trinity combine deep knowledge of the tradition with extensive and informed presentations of contemporary approaches and positions." --America
"[T]ruly illuminating... [the book] has wise and positive things to say." --Times Literary Supplement
"[M]eticulous... [M]asterly... This book tells the story of salvation not with arid words but in images and verse that will delight the reader and nourish the soul." --The Furrow
"[F]ascinating... [T]ruly thought-provoking... [A] challenging and stimulating volume." --The Expository Times
"O'Collins is a gifted and lucid writer. This book has an enormous amount to commend it." --Pacifica
"[A] masterful mix of deep scholarship and clear explanation of the theological issues at stake... [A] significant and creative contribution to contemporary soteriology." --Journal of Reformed Theology
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