Defines soterilogy as the doctrine, or way, of salvation, & compares the concept from Buddhist & Christian viewpoints.

Soteriology is the doctrine of salvation or the way of salvation and usually refers to the salvation of individuals. Different religions have varying views of salvation, of who will and will not be saved, of what it means to be saved, and of what relationship there may be among acceptance of doctrinal matters, behavior, and salvation. The Christian conception of salvation is very different from the Buddhist conception, with distinct historical roots and doctrinal assumptions. The consequences of each conception for followers are also dissimilar.
Some general notions of salvation are in order first. The idea that people need to be saved implies that there is a defective condition which is normally prevalent, and the major religions see this problem as having different roots. Many Indians systems see these problems as deriving from human (…)