Over in another thread, the topic of the meaning of ‘atonement’ has come up again, this time including the meaning of the term ‘propitiation’ (along with variations of each term, of course.)
After writing up an analysis on how authors in the canonical New Testament use the terms, I decided it might be best to post each example that I’ve found so far as discreet entries in a new topical thread, with a summary consideration of the material (so far) at the end. Although if further examples are found, they can be added easily to the analytical list this way with new entries.
This seemed the best forum for putting the commentary, as it isn’t primarily about universalism per se (though the relation to that topic will be discussed along the way), and is a little more focused than “biblical theology” (though this is certainly a scriptural analysis, not a metaphysical one.) “Christology” would have been appropriate, too, since this is certainly about “the person and work of Christ”, but this is about Christ’s person and work in salvation.
So, “soteriology” it is.
I’ve already done the entries for analyzing NT uses of the term we translate “propitiation”, as far as I can find; that thread can be reached from this link.