Logos in John's Gospel

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  • Concept of Logos in John's Gospel
    • Jewish influence
      • Spirit of the law and the Letter of the law
        • Jesus displacing Moses
        • God's grace and forgiveness
      • Dabhr word for 'Command'
      • Goddess of Wisdom Sophia
        • "The Word was with God and the Word was God."
      • Hosea: "I desire steadfast love."
        • Introduces the idea of agape
    • Logos = Word, Reason, Wisdom Truth, Order, Command
      • Dabhr word for 'Command'
    • Kerygma = writing to convert
    • Daine: Logos "unlocks" the rest of John's Gospel
    • Originates in Heraclitus'work
      • "the Logos is common"
        • Universal nature of Jesus
      • "Most people live as if they had their own private understanding"
        • Jesus as a personal means of understanding God
      • "the account which governs everything"
        • Stoic
          • Reasonand order within the cosmos
          • Humans would eventually become reunited with
          • The world is ruled by a separate (perhaps) lesser being
            • Understanding that the Trinity resides within Christ but is definitely a separate person (Ditheism)
    • Championed by Hippolytusof Rome
      • Understanding that the Trinity resides within Christ but is definitely a separate person (Ditheism)
      • DefinedLogos and the Christian Word of God
        • God is active and workingthe world throughJesus Christ

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