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the branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency

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Most damagingly of all, the basic problem confronting the existence and life of John's church, in my view, was the nature of Christ himself, and therefore of his salvific activity; it was principally christological, and not soteriological.
However, I find questionable Smyer Yu's claims, in Chapter five especially, to the effect that "the teleology of Buddhist spirituality" in contemporary Sino-Tibet "is no longer born of an exclusively soteriological orientation" (116).
It means that theosis, "which is how Byzantine theology understands salvation" (26), is left dangling as if it were not a soteriological scheme of other Christians.
The religious literature was inspired by an impressive solar deity, he says, which emerged from a Mahayana polytheistic universe and attained over the centuries, trans-local eminence and unequivocal soteriological authority.
Although she initially set aside John Hick's soteriological criterion as a tradition-neutral criterion that is not likely to have any "special authority" for "believers" engaged in dialogue (p.
They are both informed by the overarching soteriological goal of freeing oneself and other beings from the impurities of bad karma.
McKnight's aim throughout is to draw attention to Bacon's commitment to a literalist reading of Genesis-particularly of Eden and the Fall--to apocalyptic and soteriological (salvation) themes in the New Testament, and to that hodgepodge of ideas then popular, focusing on magic, alchemy, Hermeticism, neo-Platonism, Jewish mysticism, and so forth (the sort of stuff of which the unreferenced, late Frances Yates made so much in her studies of the period).
Furthermore, ceremonial issues (rather than church government or soteriological doctrine), when linked to the royal supremacy, were the wedge that split the consensus, by "a resacralizing of things once considered adiaphoric" (109).
Although the author handles the material pertaining to salvation with great attention to detail his occasional references to other elements in their thought, such as their eucharistic theology, help to set their soteriological ideas within the context of their theologies as a whole and also serve as useful pointers towards possible sources of influence upon them, which is, after all, the purpose of this book.
Ruokanen performs an especially important service by situating conciliar teaching in the context of the Thomistic theology of nature and grace - a scholastic appropriation of Augustinian theology that underlies all official Roman Catholic soteriological teaching.
He covers Pentecostal and charismatic approaches to practical theology; scripture, experience, and the Holy Spirit in practical theology; the mediation of the Holy Spirit; Pentecost and the Acts of the Apostles; ecclesial practices in practical theology; and soteriological discourse in practical theology.
Although not stated explicitly, we can infer that the ecclesiological and soteriological concerns are closely linked.
Among the topics are early Jewish eschatology, apocalyptic sustainability and the future of Pentecostal ecology, eschatology as soteriological, perspectives for Pentecostals and Catholics on hope for eternal life, the New Jerusalem versus social responsibility in Guatemala, and constructing an African Pentecostal eschatology.
The rituals addressed in its eleven chapters make clear that Tibetan religions are not only highly ritualized, but that much of its ritual activity centers on apotropaic concerns rather than soteriological ones.
As a convert to the Catholic Church, I have often lamented the weak--sometimes invisible--ecclesiologies of my Evangelical brothers and sisters, perceiving too little interest in the Church Universal and their relationship to it, and having an insufficient understanding of its visible nature and identity as Body and Bride of Christ and of its essential soteriological role, sacramental character, and prophetic witness to the world.