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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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