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.
`While the depth of scholarshipin this collection undoubtedly commends it principally to those with a formal theological background, the chief merit of the book is that there is also much that will appeal tothe informed general reader.'
`I would recommend this book highly to all involved professionally in the study of redemption...'
1: Gerald O'Collins, SJ: Redemption: Some Crucial Issues
2: Christopher Seitz: Reconciliation and the Plain Sense Witness of Scripture
3: Gordon D. Fee: Paul and the Metaphors for Salvation: Some Reflections on Pauline Soteriology
4: N. T. Wright: Redemption from the New Perspective? Towards a Multi-Layered Pauline Theology of the Cross
5: Jean-Noël Aletti, SJ: `God Made Christ to be Sin' (2 Corinthians 5: 21): Reflections on a Pauline Paradox
6: Peter Ochs: Israel's Redeemer is the One to Whom and with Whom She Prays
Patristic and Medieval Periods
7: Brian Daley, SJ: `He Himself is Our Peace' (Ephesians 2: 14): Early Christian Views of Redemption in Christ
8: Caroline Walker Bynum: The Power in the Blood: Sacrifice, Satisfaction, and Substitution in Late Medieval Soteriology
Foundational and Systematic Issues
9: Eleonore Stump: Narrative and the Problem of Evil: Suffering and Redemption
10: Stephen T. Davis: Karma, Salvation, and Grace
11: C. Stephen Evans: Catholic-Protestant Views of Justification: How Should Christians View Theological Disagreement?
The Redemption Practised and Proclaimed
12: Robert Kiely: `Graven with an Iron Pen': The Persistence of Redemption as a Theme in Literature and Art
13: David Brown: Images of Redemption in Art and Music
14: Marguerite Shuster: The Redemption of the Created Order: Sermons on Romans 8: 18-25
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.6
Weight (kg): 0.61