Terminology Tuesday: coredemptrix

*In contemporary Roman Catholic theology, the idea that Mary the mother of Jesus uniquely participated in the provision of redemption, because she obediently became the mother of Christ in his incarnation and co-suffered in his passion by co-offering Christ to the Father as a redemptive sacrifice. Catholic theologians who argue for Mary as coredemptrix are usually careful to note that this status does not make Mary equal to Christ; yet they do suggest that redemption was accomplished by Christ with the free participation of Mary.

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 30

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Brian Mason