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Christology
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The study of Jesus in the New Testament, namely, His persona, activity, and especially His role in salvation. Another more specific use of the term concentrates on how Jesus fulfills, exercises, and redefines what it means to be the Messiah of Israel.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Christology
Christology The study of Jesus in the New Testament, namely, His persona, activity, and especially His role in salvation. Another more specific use of the term concentrates on how Jesus fulfills, exercises, and redefines what it means to be the Messiah of Israel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Christology (NT)
CHRISTOLOGY (NT). The main object of NT christology is to trace the emergence of Christianity’s distinctive claims regarding Christ as documented in the writings of the NT.A. Introduction1. Aim2. Method3. Chief ImpulsesB. Christological Claims Attributed to Jesus1. Jesus and Jewish Expectation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Christology
Christology. The study of the person and work of Jesus Christ. The confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, first ventured by Peter at Caesarea Philippi (Mt 16:16), is the heart of the Christian faith. It is this confession that makes one a Christian, and all Christian theology
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Christology
CHRISTOLOGY* The study of the person and work of Jesus Christ. The confession that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, first ventured by Peter at Caesarea Philippi (Mt 16:16), is the heart of the Christian faith. It is this confession that makes one a Christian, and all Christian theology
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Christology
ChristologyIn the broadest sense, Christology attempts to answer the question Jesus poses to his disciples in Mark 8:27–29: “Who do people say that I am?” In a narrower sense, Christology is a study of the titles the early Church ascribed to the historical Jesus insofar as those titles (e.g., Son of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Christology
Christology. The theological understanding of Jesus Christ, specifically concerning his personhood (as distinguished from the doctrine of the atonement which describes Christ’s work of redemption). Though the New Testament portrays Jesus Christ in various ways, and the apostolic preaching may be termed
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Christology
ChristologyPauline christology has frequently been discussed under the headings of the prominent titles Paul employed—Christ, Lord, Son of God, Savior—and prominent analogies such as Adam and Wisdom. Important as this christological nomenclature may be, however, it does not engage the full picture of
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Christology
ChristologyA great deal of scholarly effort has been devoted to analyzing the christological statements of early Christian texts as to how they reflect Jewish Christian or Hellenistic influences. The effort reflects an understanding of the formation of earliest christology as a historical process that
Logos Christology
Logos ChristologyLogos christology is the use by a Christian writer of the popular Hellenistic religio-philosophical term logos (“word”) as a title or predicate of Christ to express Christ’s preincarnate existence; his role as the mediator and sustainer of creation; the universality of his revelatory
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Christology
Christology. The study of the Person of Christ, and in particular of the union in Him of the divine and human natures, and of His significance for Christian faith. In the writings of the NT, composed by those who believed in the resurrection of the crucified Jesus of Nazareth and who saw Him as the
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Christology
ChristologyAs the study of who Jesus of Nazareth is in relation to God and humanity, Christology is pursued not in isolation from what Jesus achieved for humanity (the work of Christ) but in close association with it. There is a unity of the person and work of Christ, for Christ came to humanity in
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Christology
ChristologyChristology, the study of Jesus’ self-understanding and of the titles, concepts, and conceptual patterns in which the nt church expressed its faith in him. See also Jesus Christ; Messiah; Son of God; Son of Man.
Key passages
Ro 9:5

to whom belong the patriarchs, and from whom is the Christ according to human descent, who is God over all, blessed forever! Amen.

Php 2:5–11

Think this in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God something to be grasped, but emptied himself by taking the form of a slave, by becoming in the likeness of people. And …

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Topics & Themes