Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun theology The study or doctrine of salvation.

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

Etymologies

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

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

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From Ancient Greek σωτηρία (sōtēria, "salvation"), from σωτήρ (sōtēr, "savior").

Examples

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

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

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

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

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

    Ecumenism

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

    Pentecost in the East

  • 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

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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