Theology of Christology

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Thematic Paper


Christology in the Gospels

Submitted to
Mr. Kwok H.B. of Alliance Bible Seminary

in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course of
TH512-E:Systematic Theology II
Sept.-Nov, 2005

Margaret, Tse Yin Yi


November 29, 2005

I. The meaning of Christology 3
II. What Can Be Discerned about Jesus from His Words Concerning Issues Other than the Kingdom and Himself 3
III. What Can Be Discerned about Jesus from His Deeds and Words Proclaiming the Kingdom of God 3
IV. What Can Be Discerned about Jesus from His Words Concerning Himself… 3
V. Hosea and “the Son of the Living God” in Mattew 16:16b 3
VI. Jesus as Messiah in the Gospel of Luke 3
VII. Narrative Christology and the SON OF MAN: What the Marken Jesus says instead 3
VIII. Conclusion 3
IX. Reference 4

I. The meaning of Christology

The Greek for “Messiah” is Christos, whence “Christ”. So, “christology” would discuss how Jesus came to be called the Messiah or Christ and what was meant by that designation. In a broader sense, “christology” discusses any evaluation of Jesus in respect to who he was and the role he played in the divine plan.

Scholars distinguish different kinds of Christology. “Low christology” covers the evaluation of him in terms that do not necessarily include divinity, e.g. Messiah, Rabbi, Prophet, High Priest, Savior, Master. “High christology” covers the evaluation of Jesus in terms that include an aspect of divinity, e.g. Lord, Son of God, God. There are a wide range of conceivable possibilities in understanding the degree or manner of Jesus’ divinity. As to degree, theoretically Jesus could be seen as divine but as lesser than, e.g. angels who were known in the OT as “sons of God”; or Jesus could be deemed equal in divinity to “the one true God” who sent him. As to manner,…...

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