This unit is designed to provide students with an understanding of the biblical basis and the historical and modern formulations of the person and work of Jesus Christ, and to explore these in the light of contemporary Christian life and thought.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: THE501
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Robyn Wrigley-Carr


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Christology

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Appraise the conclusions of the quests for the historical Jesus;
  2. Examine the development of early Christology through to the Chalcedonian definition;
  3. Assess the contributions to Christology of key contemporary theologians;
  4. Analyse the primary theories and metaphors of atonement.

Subject Content

  • Biblical Foundations for Christology
  • The Quests for the Historical Christ
  • Christologies from above and below
  • Christology and the Early Period
  • From Nicea to Chalcedon
  • Atonement Metaphors
  • Justification: Luther, Calvin and Other Perspectives
  • Barth & Bonhoeffer
  • Kenotic Christology and Moltmann
  • Spirit Christology
  • Feminist and Liberation Theology Christologies
  • The Ongoing Priesthood of Christ

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forums (15%)
  • Field Report (35%)
  • Research Essay (50%)