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  • a  pertaining to the power of salvation or redemption

  • A trickier revision for readers involves Paul's Letter to the Romans, forever a key Christian text on sin and Christ's salvific grace.
  • A diviner foretells Siddhartha's salvific destiny: "This sun of knowledge will blaze forth in this world to dispel the darkness of delusion.
  • The drafters of the decree on revelation wrote that the Bible presents "salvific truth"that is, the right knowledge of those things concerned with man's salvation.

  • Camillo Ruini in Zenit News Agency
    Cardinal Ruini said that the faith of John Paul II was that "of a man who, in a certain sense, had already seen the Lord, and who had made the direct experience of the mysterious and salvific presence of God in his spirit and in his life."
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Catholic News Agency
    The Pope explained this is essential because the Eucharist "reorients the way Christians think, speak and act in the world and makes present the salvific meaning of Christ's death and resurrection, thus renewing history and vivifying all creation....
  • Omid Safi in U.S. News & World Report
    Christians "expect some Christ figure to stand at the center of the [Koranic] text," Safi says, but for Muslims, "there is no God incarnate, no salvific figure, nor a need for one."

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