Jesus Christ Salvation of All
The author addresses why it is necessary to maintain that Christ is the universal savior, even though this assertion may sound unintelligible, perhaps shocking, and even arrogant to some of our contemporaries. Ladaria nevertheless holds to the uniqueness of the person of Christ as being essential for the ultimate salvation of humankind, because salvation means to participate in the glory that Christ possesses in His humanity, offering us salvation as a free gift and revealing himself as paradigm of what humanity can fully be and become.
Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria, a Spanish Jesuit theologian who is currently the Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has been a professor of theology at the Papal Gregorian University of Rome since 1984. He was also a professor at the Comillas University in Madrid, and from 1992 to 1997 he was a member of the International Theological Commission. Since 2004 he has been the general secretary of that commission. Among his most recognized publications in Spanish are: “Antropología teológica” (“Theological Anthropology”, 1983, 1987,1995, 2007); two studies in Spanish on the thinking of San Hilario de Poitiers, one on the Trinity (1986) and one on Christology (1989); a dictionary on San Hilario de Poitiers (2006); “El Dios vivo y verdadero” (“The Living and True God”, 1998, 2005); and the present work, “Jesucristo, salvación de todos” (“Jesus Christ, Salvation of All”, 2007.
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