Theol. study of the divine accomplishment of the salvation of humanity; specif., in Christian theology, study of this as effected through Jesus Christ
Origin of soteriologyfrom Classical Greek s?t?ria, deliverance (in Septuagint and New Testament , salvation) from s?t?r, deliverer (in New Testament , Savior) from s?zein, to save from s?s, saos, safe, sound, probably from Indo-European an unverified form twewos from base an unverified form t?u-, to swell, be strong from source Classical Latin tumere + -logy
The branch of theology dealing with the nature and means of salvation.
Origin of soteriologyGreek sōtērion deliverance ( from sōtēr savior ) ( from saos, sōs safe ; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.) -logy
- so·te′ri·o·log′ic so·te′ri·o·log′i·cal
- (theology) The study or doctrine of salvation.
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ‰Ï„Î·ÏÎ¯Î± (sÅtÄ“ria, “salvation"), from ÏƒÏ‰Ï„Î®Ï (sÅtÄ“r, “savior").