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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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His topics include christology and the Trinity: some dogmatic implications of Barth's rejection of Ebionite and Dicent christology, reconsidering divine freedom, whether a metaphysical principle of relationality can be substituted for the relations of the immanent Trinity: Karl Barth and the current discussion, and the function of the Trinity in JErgen Miltmann's ecological doctrine of creation.
Jesus without Borders: Christology in the Majority World.
Many other recent texts on Christology also take account of global and interreligious perspectives.
Most of Thomsen's theological works have focused on Christology.
In Christ and Reconciliationx Karkkainen presents an in-depth systematic and constructive Christology that is meant to affirm traditional Christology, yet further develop it dynamically in dialogue with contemporary theological voices and insights emerging from our postmodern, pluralistic, and interreligious world.
Now Vanhoye sets down the definitive claim that this epistle articulates a unique Christology through which the entire biblical theology of grace is to be read, and which establishes that the dominant theology of the Messiah in second century Christian communities was a High Christology.
Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century.
The development of Christology during the first hundred years and other essays on early Christian Christology.
Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt.
Crusades, conquest, and commerce have spread the Christian faith for hundreds of years; Christ & Empire seeks to peel away the colonial legacy of Christology to find the true Jesus Christ.
Cooey effectively demonstrates the historical interrelationship between dissent and Christology.
Thus, without a view of the mystery of the Church that is also supernatural and not only sociological, Christology itself loses its reference to the divine in favour of a purely human structure, and ultimately it amounts to a purely human project: the Gospel becomes the Jesus-project, the social-liberation project or other merely historical, immanent projects, that can still seem religious in appearance, but which are atheistic in substance.