redemption

Deliverance by a ‘redeemer’ from some evil by paying a price. Slaves could be redeemed (released) by that means. If an ox gored someone to death, the irresponsible owner was liable to execution, but a ransom could be paid to rescue him (Exod. 21:30). The kinsman who has the right to redeem by payment is known as the go'e l in Hebrew, and the same word is used of Yahweh as the deliverer of his people (Isa. 41:14). The epistles claim that Christ redeemed people ‘from the present evil age’ (Gal. 1:4) or bondage to the devil (Heb. 2:14–15). This redemption is both already effected (Rom. 8:29) and yet also awaiting final completion with the destruction of death (Rom. 8:23). As in the OT, NT writers also mention that God has redeemed a people for himself (Rev. 5:9), and the death of Christ is proclaimed as redeeming mankind from the consequences or punishment for their sins (Gal. 3:13).
There was a doctrine of a Redeemer in Gnosticism. He was thought to descend in disguise to the earth from a spiritual realm to enlighten mankind with some knowledge (gnosis) of their identity. Gnosticism in a Christian setting did not regard the work of Christ as delivering from sin but rather as leading people to self-realization.

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  • Redemption — • The restoration of man from the bondage of sin to the liberty of the children of God through the satisfactions and merits of Christ Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Redemption     Redemption …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • rédemption — [ redɑ̃psjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 980; lat. ecclés. redemptio, de redimere « racheter » → rançon 1 ♦ Relig. chrét. Rachat du genre humain par le Christ, rédempteur des hommes. ⇒ rachat, salut. Le mystère de la Rédemption. Cour. Action, fait de racheter qqn …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Redemption — may refer to:In economics:* Redemption value, price of a security before its maturity dateIn religion: * Redemption, a concept referring to forgiveness or absolution for past sins and/or protection from damnation * In Judaism, Pidyon HaBen –… …   Wikipedia

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  • Redemption — (engl.) oder Rédemption (franz.), zu deutsch „Erlösung“ ist Titel bzw. Titelbestandteil: des Poème Symhonique „Rédemption“ des französischen Komponisten César Franck eines Reggae Songs von Bob Marley the Wailers, siehe Redemption Song eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • redemption — re·demp·tion /ri demp shən/ n: the act, process, or fact of redeeming see also equity of redemption, right of redemption re·demp·tive / demp tiv/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dicti …   Law dictionary

  • redemption — Redemption. s. f. v. Rachat. Ce terme est consacré, pour signifier, Le rachat du genre humain par Nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ. Dieu a envoyé icy bas son fils pour la redemption des hommes, pour nostre redemption. le Fils de Dieu a operé nostre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • redemption — Buying back. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • redemption — (n.) mid 14c., deliverance from sin, from L. redemptionem (nom. redemptio) a buying back, releasing, ransoming, noun of action from pp. stem of redimere to redeem, buy back, from re back (see RE (Cf. re )) + emere to take, buy, gain, procure (see …   Etymology dictionary

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