Guide to Theological Terms: Soteriology

Soteriology: the study of religious doctrines of salvation. Salvation is a tricky subject for modern liberal religionists. At one time, theologies of sin, punishment, and salvation were a major aspect of Western religions, functioning as a method of social control. The doctrine of Universalism, now an integral part of our Unitarian-Universalist faith, was long considered a major heresy. In a liberal-religious context, which removes fire and brimstone from the equation, how do we understand salvation and forgiveness? Why should we live a moral life and to whom are we accountable? Join Reverend Peggy and Reverend Sarah for another entry in the Hope & Heresy Guide to Theological Terms. To support the show, leave us a comment, or like and subscribe. You can email podcast@ccny.org with any questions for our ministers or suggestions for future topics.

Soteriology: the study of religious doctrines of salvation.

Salvation is a tricky subject for modern liberal religionists. At one time, theologies of sin, punishment, and salvation were a major aspect of Western religions, functioning as a method of social control. The doctrine of Universalism, now an integral part of our Unitarian-Universalist faith, was long considered a major heresy. In a liberal-religious context, which removes fire and brimstone from the equation, how do we understand salvation and forgiveness? Why should we live a moral life and to whom are we accountable? 

Join Reverend Peggy and Reverend Sarah for another entry in the Hope & Heresy Guide to Theological Terms. To support the show, leave us a comment, or like and subscribe. You can email podcast@ccny.org with any questions for our ministers or suggestions for future topics. 
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