The Soul of the East

nativity-iconBy: Jay Dyer

“1 In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

St. John’s usage of the term “Logos” has long been debated, yet forms a consistent pattern within the confines of Scripture.  Indeed, while many have sought to read the Johannine Prologue as employing and utilizing Greek philosophical sources, the concept of both Logos (and “logoi”) are biblical concepts, though at times implicit.  The Prologue is not merely an apologetic against both Judaism and Hellenism, but in fact contains the totality of Orthodox Christology and Triadology in seed form.  As we will see, the dogmatic interpretation of this text is correct and demonstrates that…

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