Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theological doctrine of salvation as effected by Jesus.

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  • n. The study or doctrine of salvation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A discourse on health, or the science of promoting and preserving health.
  • n. The doctrine of salvation by Jesus Christ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A discourse on health; the art of promoting and preserving health; hygiene.
  • n. That branch of theology which treats of the salvation of men through Jesus Christ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency

Etymologies

Greek sōtērion, deliverance (from sōtēr, savior, from saos, sōs, safe) + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek σωτηρία (sōtēria, "salvation"), from σωτήρ (sōtēr, "savior"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • First, since when did the Pope take his directives on soteriology from the ECT documents, as significant or meaningful as they might be?

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  • Thus our soteriology, which is not rooted in "saving" the world, becomes indistinguishable from the soteriology that puts that burden precisely at its heart.

    Adventus

  • So, again, the Pauline Christology ends in Docetism, and his teaching that we are saved by the Spirit is a soteriology which is at once physical and magical, while the evolution of his eschatology consists in the denial of the resurrection of the body.

    The Beginnings of Christianity. Vol. II.

  • 4. What is our implicit theology of "soteriology"?

    Philocrites: A religion still seeking definition.

  • This word (Greek soter, from which is derived our theological term "soteriology," the study of salvation) occurs 24 times in the New Testament and is applied only to Christ, "for there is none other name under heaven given Acts 4: 12).

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  • After all, it is an essential part of Catholic soteriology.

    Pentecost in the East

  • • A soteriology: "If we win this game, I'll be in seventh heaven!"

    Sports

  • Exactly *how* that atonement works — “soteriology” — is a surprisingly gray area in Christian theology; the prevailing theory in the Western churches, that of Anselm, came along about 1,000 years later.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Mojave Cross Removed

  • It's also possible to develop a soteriology in which justification by faith through grace plays little or no role.

    The Last Gasp of Inerrancy

  • They tied Christology to cosmology and could not tie it to soteriology.

    Did Jesus Claim To Be God?

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  • "For more on the casuistry, the soteriology, and even the proctology of the letter X, see Edgar Lee Meaulnes."
    The No Variations by Luis Chitarroni, translated by Darren Koolman, p 39

    September 16, 2013