soteriology

noun
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

Other Words from soteriology

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

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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“Soteriology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soteriology. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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