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Soteriology
(2,203 words)

1. Biblical Aspects

1.1. Place within Theology

Soteriology is the systematic consideration of the Christian doctrine of salvation. It deals with the difference that Christ makes to human subjectivity and human history and, above all, to the relationship between human beings and God. In this connection, it raises fundamental questions about Christian anthropology, the person of Christ (Christology), and the nature and will of God. The working out of a soteriology also involves issues of ethics, politics, and spiritu…

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Williams, Rowan D., “Soteriology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.51>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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