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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.


(krɪˈstɒlədʒɪ; kraɪ-)
(Theology) the branch of theology concerned with the person, attributes, and deeds of Christ
Christological adj
Chrisˈtologist n


(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.


the branch of theology that studies the personality, attitudes, and life of Christ. — Christological, adj.
See also: Christ
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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Ezigbo's essay, no less than Timoteo Gener's overview on Asian Christologies and Martinez-Olivieri's reflection on the relationship between Christology and Latin American liberation theology, clearly shows how contemporary Christologies are rooted in the same confession of faith, but nonetheless require "a plurality of tongues-languages, vocabulary, and concepts" (35).
He quotes Dorothy Sayers, who observed that different Christologies lead to different approaches to Christian behavior.
Bouman's account of a prophetic ministry in the Christian Scriptures, shared equally by men and women, with presidential roles appropriate to the new eschatological age, poses an intriguing challenge to Roman Catholic and Orthodox opponents of women's ordination; while Joanne McWilliam's fascinating portrait of an Augustine sympathetic to Antiochene Christology, suggests that this most universally revered of church Fathers would feel at home with contemporary anthropological Christologies as well as the latest postmodern claims for the perspectival nature of truth.
She focuses on what she terms the second phase in the development of indigenous African Christologies.
The appeal to experience in the christologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and Karl Rahner.
She outlines the ways in which Christian individuals and groups have differed in regard to Jesus's identity, comparing the ancient Christologies of the apostle Paul, the Gnostics, the Manichees, and Augustine and the sixteenth-century conflicts between Erasmus and Luther, Calvin and Servetus, and Anabaptists and other Christians.
The author's methodology lies in selecting two groups of contemporary theologians and then examining their discussion in order to identify the place of the Chalcedonian formula within their Christologies.
The tension within john's Christology has many facets; there seem to be both elevated and subordinationistic Christologies.
He ridiculed the papacy, dogma, and the magisterium, and hoped that faith in the Spirit "might free us from distorted Christologies that envision a monarchical God.
Sojourner Truth figures the academic feminist theologian as trickster, whose unsettled and shifting critical practice is to expose hierarchical interests in present christologies, and to repetitively reconstitute Christian identity (Schussler Fiorenza, 10, 61-63).
Nevertheless, this is not the only important title, and its meaning cannot be automatically transferred from other Christologies.
Towards a Relevant Christology in India Today: An Appraisal of the Christologies of John Hick, Juergen Moltmann and Jon Sobrino.