hamartiology

/ (həˌmɑːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the doctrine of sin in Christian theology

Nearby words

  1. hamamelis,
  2. haman,
  3. hamantasch,
  4. hamantash,
  5. hamartia,
  6. hamartoblastoma,
  7. hamartoma,
  8. hamas,
  9. hamate,
  10. hamath

Word Origin for hamartiology

C19: from Greek hamartia sin + -logy

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Word Origin and History for hamartiology

hamartiology

n.

"that part of theology which deals with sin," 1875, from Greek hamartia "sin" (see hamartia) + -ology.

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