soteriology

[ suh-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ səˌtɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun Theology.

the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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Origin of soteriology

1760–70; <Greek sōtērí(a) salvation, deliverance (sōtēr- (stem of sōtḗr) deliverer + -ia-y3) + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM soteriology

so·te·re·o·log·ic [suh-teer-ee-uh-loj-ik], /səˌtɪər i əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, so·te·re·o·log·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for soteriology

soteriology
/ (sɒˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

theol the doctrine of salvation

Derived forms of soteriology

soteriologic (sɒˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪk) or soteriological, adjective

Word Origin for soteriology

C19: from Greek sōtēria deliverance (from sōtēr a saviour) + -logy
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