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I. Terminology

All the major concepts in soteriology have biblical roots. Of central importance today is the notion of reconciliation (II), which bridges the theological and secular realms. The original Greek word καταλλαγή/katallagḗ involves the notion of exchange, which was early taken to imply that Christ takes the place of the sinner before God, so realizing at…

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Gunton, Colin, Filoramo, Giovanni, Spieckermann, Hermann, Popkes, Wiard, Hübner, Michael, Schreiner, Stefan, Mürmel, Heinz and Michaels, Axel, “Redemption/Soteriology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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