Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theological study of the person and deeds of Jesus.
  • n. A doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus's teachings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A field of study within Christian theology which is concerned with the nature of Jesus Christ, particularly with how the divine and human are related in his person.
  • n. A particular theory or viewpoint within the field of Christology, e.g. Chalcedonian Christology, Arian Christology, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A treatise on Christ; that department of theology which treats of the personality, attributes, or life of Christ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of theology which treats of the person and character of Jesus Christ.
  • n. Sometimes, less accurately, doctrine concerning Christ's office and work.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ
  • n. a religious doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus' teachings

Etymologies

Christ +‎ -ology (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because of these protecting sacraments of a warm Jesus, I have come to really dislike the word "Christology."

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  • Experiment in Christology (1974) and Christ: The Experience of Jesus as

    Who Do Men Say That I Am?

  • The Adoptian Christology, that is, the Christology which is most in keeping with the self-witness of Jesus (the Son as the chosen

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • The Christian communities that endured or were created during the politically tumultuous times after the death of Jesus represented implicit experiments in Christology.

    Who Do Men Say That I Am?

  • But their Christology was the very opposite of his, which was rather to reappear in a modified form in Theodore of Mopsuestia, Diodorus, Nestorius, and even Theodoret, though these later Antiochenes warmly rejected the imputation of any agreement with the heretic Paul, even in

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Julicher in particular has pointed out that Paul's Christology, which is more exalted than that of his companions in the apostolate, was never the object of controversy, and that Paul was not conscious of being singular in this respect from the other heralds of the Gospel.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • It was freely applied in the second stage of the Montanist struggle, but still more in the controversies about Christology, that is, in the conflict with the

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • What is technically called his Christology is both splendid and profound; but, indeed, his whole thinking is Christological; he saw the whole universe in Christ.

    The Preacher and His Models The Yale Lectures on Preaching 1891

  • The Examination, but he also wrote the most definitive Lutheran explanation of the Bible's teaching about Christ, which in the study of theology is called Christology in his

    The Boar's Head Tavern

  • The creation of Jesus' "Christology" is seen as a human reaction to the death of a beloved figure.

    Did Jesus Claim To Be God?

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