Christological Reflection and God

Explain how a theology of God emerged in the early church primarily as a Christological reflection. Similarly explain how Christological reflection in the early church generates a "doctrine" of God.

In the early Church, the Christological aspect of Jesus began to take predominance or at least, infuse all of Jesus' teachings. In other words, rather than seeing Jesus as one in line of a long line of prophets, Jesus' life as well as his ministry began to come to prominence. To understand the importance of martyrdom and sacrifice, rather than simply to understand the significance of Jesus as one of Israel's great rabbis was a way for gentiles as well as Jews "to be one with God. The good ...

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in the Church's view, but one could still emulate his example and take up one's own cross, in striving to serve humanity. The teachings of the church continued His legacy in a positive and coherent fashion.


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