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Seminar 8:
Do We Really Need Redemption?

Whatever our spiritual and other problems, surely we human beings can deal with them and solve them, provided we put our minds to it and put in a strong and persistent effort? Do we need Christ to make an essential difference to us and for us? Apropos of his "work" as our Saviour, it is difficult to describe it convincingly (as deliverance? as expiation? as the dynamism of love?).

But it can be more difficult to account for the way in which the past event of the redemption that He achieved functions here and now. How can Someone who lived 2,000 years ago effect out salvation today?

Father Gerald O'Collins tackles these and further questions in his very recent (January 2007) book, Jesus our Redeemer. A Christian approach to salvation (Oxford University Press).

Date Tuesday 7 August
Time 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Venue St Peter's, Eastern Hill
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Conductor Fr Gerald O'Collins, SJ, A.C.
Born in St Kilda, Fr Gerald taught at Rome's Gregorian University for 32 years, and now lives in London as research professor at the University of Surrey. He is the author or co-author of 45 books, and hundreds of articles.

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