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Chapter 22: God’s Redemptive Work in Jesus’ Human Life


Having considered the preparatory stages of God’s redemptive work and the make up of Jesus and his action, we turn now to the culmination of God’s redemptive work in the human life, death, and resurrection of the Word Incarnate.

Jesus’ basic commitment is to do the Father’s will by reconciling fallen humankind to God. Jesus began to carry out his personal vocation by his teaching, miracles, and forming of the apostolic Church. He completed his earthly work by making the new covenant on our behalf. In choosing to do this, he freely accepted death and humanly cooperated in the divine work of re-creation by which alone evil is finally being overcome.