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Redemption by the cross in Christian theology refers to the redeeming power of Jesus' sacrifice and/or resurrection when he voluntarily submitted to crucifixion by Roman authorities.

His death on a cross is understood as the redemptive sacrifice: the source of mankind's salvation and the atonement for sin,[1] which had entered human history through the sin of Adam.[2] (see Fall of man)


  1. Catechism of the Catholic Church §606-618; Council of Trent (1547) in Denzinger-Schönmetzer, Enchiridion Symbolorum, definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum (1965) §1529;John 14:2-3
  2. Thirty Nine Articles of the Church of England, article 9; Augsburg Confession, article 2; Second Helvetic Confession, chapter 8; Rom 5:12–21; 1 Cor 15:21–22.

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