By Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, Gerald O'Collins
Twenty-four students from various universities, church buildings, and continents accumulated in manhattan at Easter 2003 for the 'Redemption Summit'. there's a fruitful discussion among specialists in a variety of components and the overseas popularity of contributors displays and promises the prime quality of this joint paintings. the result's a good researched, skillfully argued, and, every now and then, provocative quantity at the vital Christian trust: the redemption of people via Jesus Christ.
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Extra info for The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer
G. Rom. 8: 6–11; 2 Cor. 5: 18–21) bear eloquent witness to the loving initiative of God the Father in the whole story of the redemptive reconciliation of human beings and their world. Years before Paul and John wrote, Jesus summed up his vision of God in the parable of the prodigal son, better called the parable of the merciful father (Luke 15: 11–32). Any penal substitution seems incompatible with the central message of that parable. But to argue this in detail would require examination of a full range of NT texts.
Mark 3: 27). He taught his followers to pray for deliverance ‘from the evil one’ (Matt. 6: 13; Mark 14: 38; Luke 11: 4). Jesus knew his redemptive work to involve liberation from sin and evil. 2004 3:35pm page 14 Gerald O’Collins beings and damages their relationship with God. His words, ‘this is my body for you’ and ‘this is the blood of the covenant poured out for many’ (1 Cor. 11: 24; Mark 14: 24), and his prophetic gestures in breaking the bread and sharing the cup signalled, among other things, a cleansing from the defilement of evil and a new communion of life with God (1 Cor.
Sixth, does the chapter below by Peter Ochs establish the peremptory need to approach our central issue through prayer? Will prayer to and with the Redeemer enlighten us best about the nature and tasks of redemption? Seventh, the chapter to follow by Eleonore Stump raises the further question: what might redeem the suffering of those who have perpetrated horrendous evil? The sheer complexity of these seven further questions and even other questions which may be put testifies to the inexhaustible richness of the deep truth of redemption.
The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer by Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, Gerald O'Collins