soteriology[sō tir′ē äl′ə jē]
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 soteriology; from Classical Greek sōtēria, deliverance (in Septuagint and amp; New Testament , salvation) ; from sōtēr, deliverer (in New Testament , Savior) ; from sōzein, to save ; from sōs, saos, safe, sound, probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form twewos ; from base an unverified form tēu-, 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 teu&schwa;- 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 σωτηρία (sōtēria, “salvation”), from σωτήρ (sōtēr, “savior”).