soteriology

[suh-teer-ee-ol-uh-jee]
noun Theology.
the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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

sotereologic [suh-teer-ee-uh-loj-ik] , sotereological, adjective
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soteriology (sɒˌtɪərɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
theol the doctrine of salvation
 
[C19: from Greek sōtēria deliverance (from sōtēr a saviour) + -logy]
 
soteriologic
 
adj
 
soterio'logical
 
adj

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The emphasis is on theodicy-the explanation of evil-and soteriology-the theory of personal salvation.
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