Soteriology

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Soteriology (σωτηρία ' "salvation" from σωτήρ ' "savior, preserver" and λόγος "study" or "word" ) is the study of religious doctrines of salvation.wikipedia
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Moksha

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The purpose of one's life is to break free from samsara, the cycle of compulsory rebirth, by attaining moksha and nirvana.
In its soteriological and eschatological senses, it refers to freedom from saṃsāra, the cycle of death and rebirth.

Nirvana

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The purpose of one's life is to break free from samsara, the cycle of compulsory rebirth, by attaining moksha and nirvana.
(,, ; निर्वाण nirvāṇa ; निब्बान nibbāna; ṇivvāṇa, literally "blown out", as in an oil lamp ) is commonly associated with Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, and represents its ultimate state of soteriological release, the liberation from repeated rebirth in saṃsāra.

History of the Calvinist–Arminian debate

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Variant views on salvation are among the main lines dividing the various Christian denominations, being a point of disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as within Protestantism, notably in the Calvinist–Arminian debate.
The debate centers around soteriology, or the study of salvation, and includes disputes about total depravity, predestination, and atonement.

Salvation

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Variant views on salvation are among the main lines dividing the various Christian denominations, being a point of disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as within Protestantism, notably in the Calvinist–Arminian debate. Soteriology (σωτηρία ' "salvation" from σωτήρ ' "savior, preserver" and λόγος "study" or "word" ) is the study of religious doctrines of salvation.
The academic study of salvation is called soteriology.

Theravada

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Many types of Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana (or Tantric), emphasize an individual's meditation and subsequent liberation from samsara, which is to become enlightened.
It includes several philosophical and soteriological matters, including the following.

Soter

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Soteriology (σωτηρία ' "salvation" from σωτήρ ' "savior, preserver" and λόγος "study" or "word" ) is the study of religious doctrines of salvation.

Protestantism

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Variant views on salvation are among the main lines dividing the various Christian denominations, being a point of disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as within Protestantism, notably in the Calvinist–Arminian debate.
Soteriologically, most Methodists are Arminian, emphasizing that Christ accomplished salvation for every human being, and that humans must exercise an act of the will to receive it (as opposed to the traditional Calvinist doctrine of monergism).

Justification (theology)

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These lines include conflicting definitions of depravity, predestination, atonement, and most pointedly, justification.
The center of Calvin's soteriology was Union with Christ.

Logos

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Soteriology (σωτηρία ' "salvation" from σωτήρ ' "savior, preserver" and λόγος "study" or "word" ) is the study of religious doctrines of salvation.

Doctrine

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Soteriology (σωτηρία ' "salvation" from σωτήρ ' "savior, preserver" and λόγος "study" or "word" ) is the study of religious doctrines of salvation.

Religious studies

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In the academic field of religious studies, soteriology is understood by scholars as representing a key theme in a number of different religions and is often studied in a comparative context; that is, comparing various ideas about what salvation is and how it is obtained.

Buddhism

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Buddhism is devoted primarily to liberation from suffering, ignorance, and contaminated rebirth.

Duḥkha

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Buddhism is devoted primarily to liberation from suffering, ignorance, and contaminated rebirth.

Saṃsāra (Buddhism)

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The purpose of one's life is to break free from samsara, the cycle of compulsory rebirth, by attaining moksha and nirvana.

Mahayana

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Many types of Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana (or Tantric), emphasize an individual's meditation and subsequent liberation from samsara, which is to become enlightened.

Vajrayana

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Many types of Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana (or Tantric), emphasize an individual's meditation and subsequent liberation from samsara, which is to become enlightened.

Enlightenment in Buddhism

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Many types of Buddhism, Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana (or Tantric), emphasize an individual's meditation and subsequent liberation from samsara, which is to become enlightened.

Pure land

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However, the Pure Land traditions of Mahayana Buddhism generally focus on the saving nature of the Celestial Buddha Amitābha.

Amitābha

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However, the Pure Land traditions of Mahayana Buddhism generally focus on the saving nature of the Celestial Buddha Amitābha.

Eschatology

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In Mahayana eschatology, it is believed that we are currently living through the Age of Dharma Decline, a period of 10,000 years where the corrupt nature of the people means the teachings of the Buddha are not listened to.

Christian views on sin

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In Christianity, salvation is the saving of human beings from sin and its consequences.

Redemption (theology)

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It may also be called "deliverance" or "redemption" from sin and its effects.

Christian denomination

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Variant views on salvation are among the main lines dividing the various Christian denominations, being a point of disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as within Protestantism, notably in the Calvinist–Arminian debate.

Eastern Orthodox Church

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Variant views on salvation are among the main lines dividing the various Christian denominations, being a point of disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as within Protestantism, notably in the Calvinist–Arminian debate.

Catholic Church

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Variant views on salvation are among the main lines dividing the various Christian denominations, being a point of disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as within Protestantism, notably in the Calvinist–Arminian debate.