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n. pl. Chris·tol·o·gies
1. The theological study of the person and deeds of Jesus.
2. A doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus's teachings.

Chris′to·log′i·cal (krĭs′tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(krɪˈstɒlədʒɪ; kraɪ-)
(Theology) the branch of theology concerned with the person, attributes, and deeds of Christ
Christological adj
Chrisˈtologist n
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(krɪˈstɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
theological interpretation of the nature, person, and deeds of Christ.
Chris•to•log•i•cal (ˌkrɪs tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
Chris•tol′o•gist, n.
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the branch of theology that studies the personality, attitudes, and life of Christ. — Christological, adj.
See also: Christ
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Christology - a religious doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus' teachings
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
2.Christology - the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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Exploring a certain kind of influence the Old Testament had on the Gospel of Luke's portrayal of Jesus' person and significance that he finds to have been insufficiently addressed, Lanier focuses on how Luke appropriates four metaphors from Old Testament and Jewish traditions, and applies them in various christologically significant ways to Jesus.
Theologically, Christologically, and ecclesiologically, to see ourselves as one with fractures is vastly more authentic to the work and purpose of God in Christ through creation, through salvation history, through the work of the spirit today and towards the revealing of the kingdom of God, than it is to see ourselves as different, as other.
In the following stanza, Bernardez filters this account of the Eucharist's cosmic and incarnational implications through another Christologically charged metaphor:
Since five of her six chapters are critique and deconstruction, hopefully, this author has another book in the works to continue her thoughtful line of inquiry and to specify what this Christologically focused image would look like positively and pragmatically.
(10:5-6) In these eucharistic prayers, christologically so primitive--apparently pre-Gospel (9)--Jesus is referred to not as God, or even as Lord (kyrios), but only as Servant, and there is no mention or even suggestion of a conversion of eucharistic elements.
Although no longer overtly humanized Christologically, like Formby's chant, in its mystical, mystagogical relationship of individuality and universality chant reflects and embodies the immutable purity, originality, and authenticity--the divine simplicity--of the Church: Musica Sacra Disciplina (1955) states that "if in Catholic churches through the entire world Gregorian chant sounds forth without corruption or diminution, the chant itself, like the sacred Roman liturgy, will have a characteristic of universality, so that the faithful, wherever they may be, will hear music that is familiar to them and a part of their home.
However, Weaver makes the choice to keep his discipleship theology christologically and ecclesiologically focused.
Some theologians have Christologically implied that Christ had sexual urges because he took human nature, which they identify exclusively with "male" nature.
For Ransom, however, water is the medium in which he battles Weston after pursuing him through the Perelandran sea on the back of a fish (which we might be tempted to interpret Christologically were it not that Weston is riding one too).
The shift was fundamental: from a Christologically based understanding of the church having a mission in the world to a Trinitarian understanding that God's mission in the world has a church.
Among these principles: the Lord's Day as the primary Christian festival of both creation and redemption, the scriptural basis of observances marked on a christologically focused liturgical calendar, the use of three readings plus a psalm over a three-year course that includes representation from all four Gospels and a wide selection from Acts and the epistles, and a typological connection between the two Testaments.