Theology Notes #3 - Theology Notes CHRISTOLOGY o Person and work of Christ o Work of Christ begins at Atonement(at one ment o Work brings

Theology Notes #3 - Theology Notes CHRISTOLOGY o Person and...

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Theology Notes CHRISTOLOGY o Person and work of Christ o Work of Christ begins at Atonement (at one ment) o Work brings Soteriology (Salvation of humanity) o Jesus as prophet vs. teacher vs. historical figure o Jesus is contextual o Hermeneutical circle (subject and object) o Depends on how you see Jesus o Jesus Christ Actual Jesus of Nazareth Memory impressions of Jesus (Paul writing Churches) Biblical Jesus (gospels, cross, epistles, theological reflection) Jesus of Creeds and Doctrines (the Trinity) Historical Jesus (Jesus was researched and examined; first quest to discover Him was in the 19 th century; affected by hermeneutical circle) Living Jesus (available through the Spirit, very personal) Symbolic Jesus (in literature) Future Jesus (Jesus that is coming) o Person of Christ o After Nicea- tensions over Jesus as person o If Jesus is fully God, how is he fully man? Docetism Jesus only appears human We are not comfortable with God being human through Neo-platonic framework Preserves divinity of Jesus

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