Starting from Christ, the Redeemer of Man to St. Augustine and Blessed John Paul II – a Few Points of Reference Cover Image

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Starting from Christ, the Redeemer of Man to St. Augustine and Blessed John Paul II – a Few Points of Reference

Author(s): Sylwester Jaśkiewicz
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Papieskiego Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
Keywords: Christ the Redeemer; redemption; salvation; St. Augustine; Pope John Paul II

Summary/Abstract: In Jesus Christ, the human person finds greatness, dignity and worth of humanity. This article reflects on the doctrine of the great African bishop, St. Augustine of Hippo and Pope John Paul II. It discusses the truth about Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of humankind. The concept of redemption as represented by the bishop of Hippo is in essence sacerdotal and sacrificial as it is ultimately expressed by the sacrifice of the Cross. The Cross of Jesus Christ manifests the great and merciful willingness of God towards the fallen human person who is the slave of sin. The triple victory of Christ: over sin, death and Satan, restores the human person to life in the communion with God.