salvationism

sal·va·tion·ism

 (săl-vā′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Religious doctrine stressing salvation of the soul.

salvationism

1. any religious teachings in which are emphasized doctrines concerning the saving of the soul.
2. the doctrines of the saving of the soul.
3. evangelism, especially that calling for individuals to make open and public conversions. — salvationist, n. — salvational, adj.
See also: Protestantism
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