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noun, plural Chris·tol·o·gies for 2.
  1. the branch of theology dealing with the nature, person, and deeds of Jesus Christ.
  2. an interpretation of the nature, person, and deeds of Christ.
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Origin of Christology

First recorded in 1665–75; Christo- + -logy
Related formsChris·to·log·i·cal [kris-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkrɪs tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveChris·tol·o·gist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Paul's Christology is but the rationale of the vision that led to Paul's conversion.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren

  • Apparently Paul was not aware that his Christology might provoke dissent.

  • Finally, Epiphanius gives particulars about their Christology.

  • There can be no doubt that his Christology presents differences from that of the fourth Gospel.

  • The mysterious Christology of Colossians lies at the very heart of Christian faith.

British Dictionary definitions for christology


  1. the branch of theology concerned with the person, attributes, and deeds of Christ
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Derived FormsChristological (ˌkrɪstəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveChristologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for christology



1670s, from Christ + connective -o- + -logy.

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