Jesus and Salvation: A Lenten Reflection

Thursday, April 10 2014

Cover Jesus and SalvationWhy do we need a Saviour? What is salvation? These are some of the questions that are explored in this reflection offered by the Episcopal Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). Not intended to be a dogmatic or systematic treatment of the issue, the text is provided as an opportunity for theological reflection on the meaning of the Paschal Mystery and on the role of Christ in our salvation, as we celebrate our Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. In order to assist readers in studying and discussing the text, it is followed by a Study Outline that sums up the key points made in the reflection.

This theological reflection will be of interest to students of theology, as well as to all Christians who wish to reflect more deeply on the mystery of salvation.

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