Theology begins with anthropology, for this is where the gospel begins, with the man Jesus. This may sound counter intuitive, but how else does even a secular person begin to think, except with the Psalmist's question, "What is man…?" And does not the believer begin to do theology when he or she meets Jesus, the living Christ? We then ask anew, "Who am I?" At the end of the day the Divine answer for both the believer and the beloved other is the same: it is not, "You are Adam," but rather, "Behold, my Son!"
"Let us make man in our image" is the sacred narrative's beginning [when the Word was with God and when the Word was God, and when the Spirit had moved across the face of the waters]. But the end of the story [the "telos"] is found in Jesus. In Christ the human image is perfected [and the Word was made flesh].
So in this sense to do anthropology is to do Christology. Here heaven and earth kiss; the question of transcendence and immanence is answered. Such reflections on the person of Christ, within the context of the Trinity, hold answers which we need for the postmodern turn and beyond.