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Order of salvation
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1. Definition

The term order of salvation (Latin ordo salutis) was coined in Protestant theology, and until well into the 19th century it was used primarily in Protestant dogmatics. It denotes the systematic summary of the various statements of the Bible about the activity of the Holy Spirit through which the individual (Humankind, human being) is brought to participate in the salvation given to humanity via Jesus Christ. In the Reformed (Calvinist) trad…

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Nüssel, Friederike, “Order of salvation”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020818>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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