This is a reprinting of a book which originally appeared in 1926, in which are contained the ampton lectures delivered by the then Bishop of Derby. It is an historical and critical study of the development of the doctrine of the person of Christ in the New Testament period. Beginning with the thought of Jesus as the Jewish Messiah, for claim he was crucified, the author points out that after the Resurrection he was thought of as the exalted Messih who will soon return to judge the earth. Meanwhile Christ is recognized as the Lord of the Church. The contribution of Paul as to the of Christ and his przisten is explained as is the identification of Christ with the of God made by the author of the Fourth Gospel. The book stresses the continuity of the early Jewish Christianity and the later developments under Pauline influences. A technical book for New Testament scholars.