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The branch of theology dealing with the nature and means of salvation.

[Greek sōtērion, deliverance (from sōtēr, savior, from saos, sōs, safe; see teuə- in Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

so·te′ri·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), so·te′ri·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.


(Theology) theol the doctrine of salvation
[C19: from Greek sōtēria deliverance (from sōtēr a saviour) + -logy]
soteriologic, soˌterioˈlogical adj


(səˌtɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi)

1. spiritual salvation, esp. by divine agency.
2. the branch of theology dealing with this.
[1760–70; < Greek sōtērí(a) salvation, deliverance (sōtēr-, s. of sōtḗr deliverer + -ia -y3) + -o- + -logy]
so•te`ri•o•log′i•cal, adj.


Rare. 1. a treatise on health.
2. the science of attaining and maintaining good health. — soteriological, adj.
See also: Health
See also: Theology
the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ. — soteriologic, soteriological, adj.
See also: Christ
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soteriology - the branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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Calling attention to the inseparability of the Bible mission story and theology in discussion of missions enables Goheen to provide a robust reflection on the interrelatedness of several theological concerns such as Scripture, eschatology, soteriology, Christology, ecclesiology, and pneumatology.
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Gunton, a theologian in Barth's tradition, conceives the Trinity in relation to the created order, he argues, and his correlations between creation, soteriology, eschatology, and his theory of culture elevate the doctrine of creation to a place of importance in his theology.
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Soundly based on meticulous scriptural research, Pastor Coate's impressively iconoclastic work with respect to unscriptural doctrines of Calvinist soteriology, "A Cultish Side Of Calvinism" will prove to be as informed and informative as it is inspired and inspiring examination of Calvinist principles.
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