32. Augustine on Redemption

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Lewis Ayres

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch32

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

Ayres, L. (2012) Augustine on Redemption, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch32

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. Durham University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine on redemption;
  • Augustine's theology of redemption;
  • Augustine on redemption, the Trinitarian theology;
  • contemplation, participation, and dual sharing works;
  • language of oneness, and the return to God;
  • goal of redemption;
  • the inner and the outer person, a unified human being;
  • Augustine's mature account of sacrifice;
  • death and resurrection of Christ, into Christ's body


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Contemplation and Participation

  • Sacrament and Example

  • “We were in him”

  • Sacrifice

  • Justified by his Blood? On the Trinity 13

  • Toward Further Discussion

  • Further Reading