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Order of Salvation
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1. General Sense

The concepts of the order and economy of salvation refer generally to the hidden decree and plan of God for the salvation of the world. They refer as well to all that God has done, and does, between the beginning and the end of the times to fulfill his saving purpose (see Eph. 1:10; 3:9), that is, salvation events in history (Salvation History), the sum of saving acts, and saving education in faith.

1.1. Eastern Developments

The Greek church fathers worked out their theology in reflection on the mysteries of the divine econo…

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Fahlbusch, Erwin, “Order of Salvation”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_O103>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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