Redemption (theology)  

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"Faith offers us much more,—says he, de Spectac, c. 29 ss.,—something much stronger; thanks to the redemption, joys of quite another kind stand at our disposal; instead of athletes we have our martyrs; we wish for blood, well, we have the blood of Christ."--On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) by Nietzsche

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Redemption is a religious concept referring to forgiveness or absolution for past sins or errors and protection from damnation and disgrace, eternal or temporary, generally through sacrifice. Redemption is common in many world religions, including Indian religions and all Abrahamic religions, especially in Christianity and Islam.

In Judaism, redemption refers to God redeeming the Israelites from their various exiles.

When ransom means "payment", the word comes via Old French rançon from Latin redemptio = "buying back": compare "redemption".

Wiktionary meaning of 'redemption'

  1. the act of redeeming or something redeemed
  2. the recovery, for a fee, of a pawned article
  3. salvation from sin
  4. rescue upon payment of a ransom

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