Sacramentum Mundi Online

Get access

Sacrifice - Sacrifice of Christ
(1,812 words)

Part of Sacrifice:

1. Concept of Sacrifice

2. Substitution (Representation)

3. Sacrifice of Christ

1. That Christ redeemed us through a sacrifice is most explicitly attested in the NT in the Letter to the Hebrews. Here its cultic sense is characterized as an expiatory sacrifice, as also appears from the description of the life and death of Christ as obedience to the Father and from the fact that Christ gave his life for the sins of men. In the other parts of the NT the sacrifice of Christ appears in the sayin…

Cite this page
Otto Semmelroth, “Sacrifice - Sacrifice of Christ”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

▲   Back to top   ▲