• WordNet 3.6
    • n redemption the act of purchasing back something previously sold
    • n redemption (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
    • n redemption repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Redemption rē-demp′shun act of redeeming or buying back: ransom: release: the deliverance of mankind from sin and misery by Christ
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  • Bible
    “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. [Ephesians 1:7]”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—redemptus, pa.p. of redimĕre, to redeem.


In literature:

The mystery of redemption was veiled, till atonement had been made for sin.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
As Harnack says, the Gospel is not one of social improvement, but of spiritual redemption.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
Upon her I will raise offspring for your redemption, so that, ye fathers, ye may attain to eternal regions (of bliss) and may rejoice as ye like.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The very notion connected with the words redemption and salvation appears to have been changed.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Wonderful are all the works of creation; but Oh, what are they to thy work of redemption?
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
Let them overthrow the very foundations of redemption if they will.
"The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church" by G. H. Gerberding
The Key-Word is redemption with the emphasis put upon possession while redemption in Exodus put the stress upon deliverance.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
It occurred to me, that their agency might be obtained for the redemption of our prisoners at Algiers.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Measures were taken, and were long depending, for their redemption.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The Religions of Redemption consider such a view false and superficial.
"An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy" by W. Tudor Jones
He came, too, as he and his apostles ever taught, to carry out the plan of redemption begun in them.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Such a man is obviously outside the pale, without hope of redemption.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Ah, no, the longing it is for redemption!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Paul's reiterated explanation of original sin, of the Atonement and Redemption, are ignored.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
Was marriage a conceivable path of redemption?
"Apologia Diffidentis" by W. Compton Leith
Again, as to the method of redemption, the Yoga philosophy advocates renunciation, self-effacement, and all the forms of asceticism.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Redemption from sin can come only through asceticism and the mortification of the flesh.
"Bible Studies in the Life of Paul" by Henry T. Sell
And the redemption of the body belongs to the redemption of the purchased possession.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
Have we been grateful for the infinite thought and wisdom which our Lord has expended upon us and our creation, preservation, and redemption?
"Kept for the Master's Use" by Frances Ridley Havergal
But why does the apostle name redemption last?
"The All-Sufficiency of Christ" by Charles Henry Mackintosh

In poetry:

How the means for man's redemption,
In his own possession rest,
How the country can be happy,
And the people can be blest.
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
Can we count redemption's treasure,
Scan the glory of God's love?
Such shall be the boundless measure
Of His blessings from above.
"A Christmas Gift (Bible)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But though from that awful face
Heaven shall fade and earth shall fly,
Fear not ye, His chosen race,
Your redemption draweth nigh!
"Hymn 2. Second Sunday In Advent" by Reginald Heber
Released from guilt he feels no fear,
Redemption is his shield and tow'r;
He sees his Saviour always near
To help, in every trying hour.
"The Believer's Safety (II)" by John Newton
Yea, let our tongues to song be dumb,
As in a dull and voiceless dream,
Till to thy courts again we come
And thy redemption be the theme!
"The Babylonian Captivity" by Charles Harpur
All but Himself to heal and save,
Till ripened for the cross and grave,
He to His Father gently yield
The breath that our redemption sealed:-
"Tuesday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble

In news:

Redemption Center Shed at the FUMC Parking Lot.
Down men on road to redemption.
3 Michigan gets redemption against Arkansas 80-67.
What started as a program to utilize art as an avenue to recovery for clients has evolved to its current mission to provide classes, support, studio space, and more to anyone in the community who seeks solace and redemption in art .
The piece goes on to chronicle Manning's rough patch after exiting Bridgehampton, and ultimate athletic redemption after joining the county college team.
Governor confronts redemption of a convict.
The preppy looking pizza cooker had three judges turn their chairs during his pitch perfect rendition of Bob Marley 's 'Redemption Song.
The Impossible Redemption of Jonathan Boyer .
The actor talks with THR about how Diggle learning Oliver's secret will change the way they work together -- and Arrow's mission of redemption.
After "The Raid Redemption" earlier this year, all Asian action films seem somehow tame.
Characters find redemption in this imaginative undertaking from Theatre 502.
Walt Whitman wrote, and Bruce Springsteen obliged, offering redemption beneath a dirty Camaro hood.
Ontario Debutante winner Sweet Redemption faces 5 in the Glorious Song Stakes.
TobyMac delivers redemptive gold with 'Eye on It'.
Texans kicker Graham maximizes chance at redemption.