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 s?t?ria, deliverance (in Septuagint and amp; 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 s&omacron;t&emacron;rion, deliverance (from s&omacron;t&emacron;r, savior, from saos, s&omacron;s, 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 ÏƒÏ‰Ï„Î·ÏÎ¯Î± (sÅtÄ“ria, “salvation"), from ÏƒÏ‰Ï„Î®Ï (sÅtÄ“r, “savior").