Definition of Christology

1. Noun. A religious doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus' teachings.

Generic synonyms: Theological Doctrine
Derivative terms: Christological

2. Noun. The branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ.
Generic synonyms: Christian Theology
Derivative terms: Christological

Definition of Christology

1. n. A treatise on Christ; that department of theology which treats of the personality, attributes, or life of Christ.

Definition of Christology

1. Noun. (uncountable) A field of study within Christian theology which is concerned with the nature of Jesus Christ, particularly with how the divine and human are related in his person. ¹

2. Noun. A particular theory or viewpoint within the field of Christology, e.g. Chalcedonian Christology, Arian Christology, etc. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Christology

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Christology (current term)
Christoph Willibald von Gluck
Christopher Carson
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Fry
Christopher Isherwood
Christopher Marlowe
Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood

Literary usage of Christology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"It is evident, therefore, that these theologians retained the old Roman Christology, though they revised its theology and changed its purport. ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(EMW) Christology in the strict sense cannot be said to have existed till after ... After the ist century Christology follows certain lines of development, ..."

3. A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker (1918)
"THE TRIUMPH OP THE LOGOS Christology IN THE WEST Though the "Catholic" Church was combating successfully the Gnostics, and though the Logos Christology was ..."

4. A System of Christian Doctrine by Isaak August Dorner (1882)
"The Reformed Christology (comp. the introductory paragraph of § 94). ... He was only able to 1 The Christology of the modern ..."

5. The Christian View of God and the World as Centring in the Incarnation by James Orr (1893)
"But though the Christology of the later Epistles is admittedly more developed than that of the earlier Epistles, the doctrine of Christ in both is ..."

6. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to S. Matthew by Willoughby Charles Allen (1907)
"... Christology. Jesus was the Messiah of the Old Testament (i1), and was therefore descended from David and from Abraham (i1). His ancestral line rose to ..."

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