soteriology is the study of salvation

In Christianity the different soteriologies can be grouped into distinct schools: the Catholics and Orthodox on Justification, the Church, the Sacraments, and free will; Arminianism's synergism; Calvinism's predestination; and a large range of Lutheran doctrine, including conversion, justification by grace alone through faith alone, the means of grace, and the Church.

In Islam soteriology focuses on how humans can repent of and atone for their sins so as not to occupy a state of loss.

Salvation in the afterlife comes from God's recognition and acceptance of the individual, with regards to their virtue, obedience and/or good deeds performed in their earthly life.

The Qur'an states, and the Sunnah confirms, that good deeds redeem wrong deeds and charity removes wrong deeds just as water quenches fire.

In Judaism soteriology emphasizes morality in this life over concern with the afterlife.

The concern is not so much for one's own benefit after this life, but so that ultimately all humanity can better its lot as everyone practices more virtuous and ethical behavior.

In Hellenistic soteriology salvation comes in this life brought by Alexander.

Stoicism is concerned with the cultivation of virtues such as fortitude and detachment to improve spiritual well-being.

Buddhist soteriology focuses on attaining liberation from suffering by earning through proper thought patterns the eternal salvation of Nirvana.

Hinduism has one unifying factor: to free oneself from the cycle of rebirth Hindus embark on a quest for enlightenment through concept of Ahimsa, which means "non-violence."

Jainism emphasizes penance and asceticism, which lead to liberation and ascendance of the Eternal Soul.

Sikhism advocates the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on the Message of God.

This meditation brings a person into union with the Creator and Sustainer.

According to Confucianist teachings, people cannot save themselves.

While their good deeds create good karma and merit (called boon), people cannot use it for themselves.

This merit can be used to help their ancestors, though, who are waiting in the spirit world and need help from the younger generation.

In this way the children assist in the salvation of the parents.

Shinto and Tenrikyo similarly emphasize working for a good life by cultivating virtue or virtuous behavior.

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