- the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Origin of soteriology
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- theol the doctrine of salvation
C19: from Greek sōtēria deliverance (from sōtēr a saviour) + -logy
Word Origin and History for soteriology
1847, in reference to health; 1864 in reference to salvation, from German soteriologie, from Greek soteria "preservation, salvation," from soizein "save, preserve," related to sos "safe, healthy," of uncertain origin. With -ology.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper