Today just as so many bifurcations and divergent Christian views have been formulated, there are as many Christological views too. Christology is the practice of theology. It begins with the resurrection of Christ, of a new life.
During the last two centuries, various quests arose within the scholars who wanted to understand and identify the man Jesus. A number of early Christian believed that Jesus was not divine. They expressed their doubts that ‘God was in Christ’ and this study is known as the Quest for the Historical Jesus. The heresy beliefs of the Orthodox Church were rejected as the true teachings of Jesus were accepted. The Orthodox Christian scholars also believed that Jesus was God before he came to earth. he was not fully God while he was a human on this earth. after the resurrection, he again became fully God with the same power and authority as He had before incarnation. This was the Binitariansm view while the Arain view suggested that Jesus was not fully divine but was created by God for salvation (Wikipedia). The Anglican and the Protestant Churches, the Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox Churches believe that Christ had two natures, divine and human, which converged in Jesus. The unique qualities of both were available in Jesus. Against these, there were claims that Jesus was fully divine. The Docetists believed that Jesus only appeared to be human while the Monophysite believed that the divine nature consumed the human nature of Christ.
During the period of Old Quest (1778-1906) contemporary theologists and scholars went in for a critical understanding of the life of Jesus. Dogma and revelation were no longer taken for granted. Definite sources were felt necessary to determine the truth. The theologists during this period felt that Jesus was history was being transformed as ‘God was in Christ’ by naïve people who were trying to deceive the community.