Who Do You Say I Am?

Christology: What it is & why it matters

The biblical scene is well known. Jesus turns to his disciples and asks, "Who do people say that I am?" Various people reply, "John the Baptist" or "Elijah" or "one of the prophets." Then Jesus asks, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answers, "You are the Christ" (Mark 8:29).

Although this startling encounter first occurred two thousand years ago, the question remains with us. To every Christian of every era, the Lord...

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About the Author

Robert A. Krieg is professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. His most recent book is Romano Guardini: A Precursor of Vatican II (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997).