Soteriology  

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Soteriology is the study of religious doctrines of salvation, which are a feature of various religions.

Salvation theory occupies a place of special significance and importance in some religions. In the academic field of religious study, soteriology is understood by scholars as signifying a key theme in a number of different religions, and is often studied in a comparative context: i.e., comparing various ideas about what salvation is, and how it is obtained.

The more universal religious significance of the word is reflected in its etymological roots, as derived from the Greek sōtērion "salvation" (from sōtēr "savior, preserver") + logos (study, or word)].

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