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Theologians and philosophers have been trying to question who Jesus is for hundreds of year now This time in the form of what is called the contemporary study of Christology The thrust of Christology is somewhat dependent upon which theologian one reads Hans Kung calls his approach Christology from below Others simply focus on the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ Cunningham others are exploring His life and work on earth Imbelli Some deny the fact that Jesus is God Kung others express strongly that yes Jesus is part of the Triune and is God Cunningham and Imbelli Christology literally means the study of Christ Christianity is founded on the belief that Jesus walked the earth and was given to humanity to die for our sins You could say Christianity is Christology because all Christian faiths study the life of Jesus Christ One wonders how a person calling himself a Christian can deny Jesus as divine like Kung says Thompson on the other hand offers a clear and more common definition of Christology Christology entails a struggle or contest over the true meaning of the Bible that Christology and biblical studies are two aspects of a single inquiry into divine revelation and that this kind of inquiry demands a meditative form 1996 p 12 While many people like Chris and I enjoy learning more about Jesus life on earth His works and words few will believe that Jesus was simply another prophet 2000 years ago Another aspect of some points of view in Christology has to do with the formation of Christian Churches especially the Catholic Church Kungs says that the student must begin with the historical life and teachings of Jesus instead of depending on the creedal interpretation of the early church which is still prevalent today He believes that by negating what he believes is the hellenistic paradigm dialogue with both Judaism and Islam would be a good thing for the
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