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Salvation for AllGod's Other Peoples$
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Gerald O'Collins, SJ

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238903

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.001.0001

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Jesus, the Church, and Israel

Jesus, the Church, and Israel

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(p.162) 11 Jesus, the Church, and Israel
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Salvation for All
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Gerald O'Collins, SJ

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0011

This chapter highlights the role of Jesus for human salvation, the function of the Church in communicating salvation, and the place of Israel in the divine plan of salvation. The original followers of Jesus held him to be the unique and universal Saviour because only Jesus can save men and women in all times and places. His death and resurrection, along with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, confirmed his love to mankind. Moreover, Church plays an important role in communicating salvation. It is the place where the sons of God can communicate with him through prayers. It also mentions that Israel remains at the heart of Christianity, since Jesus was and remains the Jewish Mesiah, born of a Jewish woman.

Keywords:   Jesus, Church, Israel, Christianity, human salvation, Saviour, Holy Spirit

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