On this, Guelzo, the author of a superb study of Lincoln's religious ideas, redeemer President, has many insightful things to say.
When fully erect, it will be twice the height of the Statue of Liberty and four times that of Christ the redeemer in Rio.
We work at the redeemer Church in the Old City, a short walk away from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Heb. goel; i.e., one charged with the duty of restoring the rights of another and avenging his wrongs (Lev. 25:48, 49; Num. 5:8; Ruth 4:1; Job 19:25; Ps. 19:14; 78:35, etc.). This title is peculiarly applied to Christ. He redeems us from all evil by the payment of a ransom (q.v.). (See REDEMPTION.)