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While trying to ascertain a better understanding on the topic of Logos, I interpret from a offering a more modern view that it is "a logic that recycles God into a mind hiding through sign-manifestations of itself"2.

I wonder if someone could further explain to me this passage and the meaning of Logos.

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    i don't understand the quote at all :( – user38026 Sep 2 '19 at 21:08
  • Are you referring to the use of logos in John 1? – curiousdannii Sep 2 '19 at 23:20
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    Logos is Word. The Unmanifest first manifests Itself through Word, as we cannot think or express ourselves without words. It (God), the unconditioned, first becomes conditioned through Word. – Swami Vishwananda Sep 3 '19 at 5:08
  • The Rational Priority Principle asserts that Logos, or Reason, lies outside the circle of the world (though only in a formal and not an ontological sense). The Epistemological Principle asserts that knowing what comes before (via the Logos) yields "control" of what comes after.princeofnothing.fandom.com/wiki/D%C3%BBnyain – Hassan Jolany Aug 17 at 14:36
  • Logos regulates orders of existence in both the universe and human reason. – Hassan Jolany Aug 17 at 14:42
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The Bible commentator, David Pawson, describes the use of logos from John 1:1 as "the reason why". (page 553)

[Heraclitus] used the word logos to stand for 'the reason why', the purpose behind what took place. When he looked at life (bios) he looked for the logos; when he studied the weather (meteor) he sought the logos. This concept now appears in our words for the study of different areas in science: biology, meteorology, geology, psychology, sociology, etc.

Pawson then claims that John did something similar:

John, realizing that Jesus is the ultimate reason 'why' everything happened, took up this idea and called Jesus the logos, 'the Word'. The whole universe was made for him. He was the Logos before there was anyone else to communicate with. That is the reason why we are here. It is all going to be summed up in him. He is the 'Reason Why'.

Based on the above, one theistic interpretation of "Logos" as a description of Jesus is "the reason why".


Pawson, D. Unlocking the Bible. (2007) HarperCollins and True Potential Publishing.

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  • Thank you for your explanation! – aitía Sep 2 '19 at 21:23

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