The Messiah Of God

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Christology is a synthesized word that is made up of the following: Christos and Logos, which translates into, Christ and Talk or talking; for example, talking about Christ. Christology is a continuous dissertation on Jesus as the Messiah of God. However there is an operational and functional aspect and it would include faith, discipline, and worship; Christology is methodical contemplation on the mystery of the person of Jesus Christ as views in the divine plan of redemption to humankind. Therefore, it reflects the person, being and the task and trials of Jesus; and who has been declared by his followers as the Christ of God. Hence, Jesus Christ’s presence is the onset of all Christological thinking. Yet there are several additional…show more content…
It should be noted; early Christians were also of Jewish ancestry. There are several qualifiers that must be observed. First, their experience with the Jesus Christ event was historically pre-conditioned. And secondly, it had to take place in that cultural location, to have proclaimed Him as Christ, Lord, Son of God, Son of Man. This would also mean He is the one who realizes the hope of Israel and of humanity, yet seen from the eschatological standpoint of the 1st century Judaism grounded in Hebrew Scriptures. To see God’s saving act active through Christ-event in our time, we must repeatedly ask, the fundamental question: Mk 8:27 – 29: Who do people say I am; and what do you say that I am? Author Jurgen Moltmann presents a particular perspective on these above-mentioned questions and angles which are likely drawn from his personal influences. Much of his religious outlook was shaped by his experience in his early years. The Crucified God was published in German in 1972 when Jurgen Moltmann was a forty-six-year-old professor of theology at the University of Tübingen. Moltmann began writing this manuscript directly after World War II; he was no more than twenty-years-old. It is critical to note- that Moltmann was a prisoner of war. Raised as a secularist, this is to say- someone who believed that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education.
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