soteriology

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

noun Theology.

the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Nearby words

  1. sostenuto,
  2. sostenuto pedal,
  3. sot,
  4. soter,
  5. soteriological,
  6. sothern,
  7. sothic,
  8. sothic cycle,
  9. sothic year,
  10. sothis

Origin of soteriology

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

Related formsso·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 Formssoteriologic (sɒˌtɪərɪəˈlɒdʒɪk) or soteriological, adjective

Word Origin for soteriology

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

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Word Origin and History for soteriology

soteriology

n.

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.

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