so·​te·​ri·​ol·​o·​gy | \ sō-ˌtir-ē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce soteriology (audio) \

Definition of soteriology

: theology dealing with salvation especially as effected by Jesus Christ

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soteriological \ sō-​ˌtir-​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce soteriology (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web This secular revival has blessed its adherents with a scheme of ethics, aesthetics, eschatology, and soteriology all their own. Tanner Greer, National Review, "Learning the Wrong Lessons from Reform Conservatism," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of soteriology

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soteriology

Greek sōtērion salvation (from sōtēr savior, preserver) + English -logy — more at creosote

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The first known use of soteriology was circa 1774

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“Soteriology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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