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date: 15 October 2019

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The relation between Christology and other doctrines in a systematic theology is a function of the primacy of the doctrine of the Trinity. The object of a theological system is God and all things relative to God; God is considered absolutely and relatively. Although material priority is assigned to God in himself (theology), God’s outer acts (economy) are a necessary element. Christology straddles both theology and economy. In relation to theology, Christology considers the Son’s nature and attributes as divine person, which constitute the cause of his outer works. In relation to economy, Christology considers the Son’s acts towards creation as its maker and sustainer (the work of nature) and as the incarnate redeemer of humankind (the work of grace). The proper proportions and order of theology and economy are sometimes not maintained in modern systematic theology; their recovery is an important task in theological systematization.

Keywords: Christology, cause, economy, systematic theology, Trinity, grace

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