HTH-515 Topic 5 Christology and Salvation Assignment

The third theological assignment moves from the themes of sin and humanity, and now will allow you to consider Christology and salvation. This allows one to theologically consider both the person of Christ and his works, and this relationship to salvation.

For this assignment, you will utilize the document entitled, “Christology and Salvation,” containing the questions and activities you will need to prepare on your own. Each question should be answered in at least 150-200 words.

Follow the instructions provided in the content assessment, remembering to

  1. Fully respond to every question/activity in the document.
  2. Thoughtfully and creatively respond, signaling more than merely filling in the blanks.
  3. Critically engage and reflect on the questions, as well as the overarching theme, to demonstrate theological growth.

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While Turabian style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using Turabian formatting guidelines, which can be found in the Turabian Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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HTH-515 Topic 5 Christology and Salvation

  1. The Humanity and Divinity of Jesus in the Bible

In the table below, identify six key biblical verses that establish Jesus’s humanity (three verses) and divinity (three verses) and briefly explain their significance by paraphrasing what the passage says in your own words. [150-200 words]

The Humanity and Divinity of Jesus in Scripture
Scripture Reference Brief Explanation of Texts
  1. Christian Creeds on Jesus’s Humanity and Divinity

Read and reflect critically on the Christological portions of the Nicene and Chalcedonian creeds. (

Nicene Creed (325 A.D.)

Chalcedonian Creed (451 A.D.)

In your opinion, what did these creeds struggle to establish and clarify concerning Jesus’s identity? What does the Chalcedonian creed seek to further explain concerning the humanity and divinity of Jesus?  [150-200 words]

III. Outline of Three Christological Heresies

Choose three Christological heresies from the early church era. Use the chart below to outline the main understanding of each heresy along with the arguments Christian thinkers used to refute them. Make sure you include Scripture references. You are free to use bullet points in your outline.

Christological Heresies Chart
  Name of Heretical Movement and Main Proponent(s) Brief Description of Main Heretical Beliefs Main Arguments and Biblical References

Given to Refute Heresy

  1. Theories of Atonement

Using the chart below to outline three main theories of atonement. Place them in order from best (top) to least (bottom) according to how you think they serve to explain the meaning and purpose of Jesus’s death as an atoning sacrifice. You are free to use bullet points in your outline.

Analysis of Three Theories of Atonement
Theory and

Main Proponent(s)

Major Strength Main Weakness
  1. Three Reflections on Contextual Approaches to Christology

Open the article titled “Christology” in the Global Dictionary of Theology (2008).

Kärkkäinen, V., P. Pope-Levison, and J. Levison. “Christology.” In Global Dictionary of Theology, edited by W. A. Dyrness and V. Kärkkäinen. Westmont, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008. Accessed February 25, 2019.

Scroll down to the section titled “The New Contextual Christologies: Liberation and Inculturation” and read it.

As you read, consider the multicultural context of where you live and the various ethnic groups represented [or not represented] in your church community.

In the space below identify three important insights you gleaned from your reading concerning contemporary contextual confessions of Jesus Christ. How might a theological reading like this serve to provide a more global understanding of the person of Jesus?

[150-200 words]

Course: HTH-515 Christian Doctrines
School: Grand Canyon University

  • 06/10/2020
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