What is Catholic Christology?

Christology (from Greek Χριστός Khristós and -λογία, -logia), literally “the understanding of Christ,” is the study of the nature (person) and work (role in salvation) of Jesus Christ. It studies Jesus Christ’s humanity and divinity, and the relation between these two aspects; and the role he plays in salvation.

What is the difference between the study of Trinity & Christology?

Trinitarian theology is concerned with “intradivine” distinctions: it explores the relationship between Jesus and God—between the divine nature of the Son and that of the Father (and the Holy Spirit). Christology, on the other hand, focuses on the relationship between the human nature of Jesus and his divine nature.

What are the three approaches to Christology?

Among several models in Christology, J. Mclntyre discusses three basic ones: i.e. revelation model, two-nature model and psychological model. ‘ The revelation model presents the person and work of Christ under the aspect of God’s self-disclosure.

What are the two types of Christology?

A high christology generally refers to an understanding of Jesus Christ that highlights his divinity, whereas a low christology would so stress Jesus’ humanity that his divinity appears to be compromised.

What is the purpose of Christology?

Christology is primarily concerned with the identity of Jesus. Because Christianity asserts that Jesus is human and divine, the discipline asks how both of these can exist in one person. Christology also investigates how this relates to the life and works of Jesus.

What is the most important doctrine of Christology?

Christology relates to many areas of theology, but most important is its place in the life of the believer. Recognizing who Jesus is, what he did and why — these are essential to knowing him. Only then may someone believe in Jesus and have eternal life (John 3:11-21).

Who is the founder of Christology?

Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus

Author Gerald O’Collins
Subject Christology
Genre Theology
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date 9 July 2009 (2nd revised ed.)

What is Paul’s Christology?

Summary. Paul’s beliefs about Jesus were at the centre of his religious commitment, and any attempt to understand Paul’s religious thought (or ‘theology’) has to make central what he believed about Jesus Christ.

What is the relevance of Christology in the 21st century?

In the contemporary setting, ongoing interest in Christology can be seen from the many studies which continue to be published exploring afresh both the scriptural witness and tradition in order to equip the Church more effectively in its mission to witness Christ now and into the future.

What is low Christology?

Another way Christians have understood Jesus is known as “low Christology.” A low Christologist begins with the formula from the Council of Calcedon, namely that Jesus was a human like us in all things except sin.

Why is Christology important?