- An example of Logos is evolution.
- An example of Logos is God speaking the world into existence, according to Genesis 1:1-31 in the Christian Bible.
- An example of logos is an argument using only the facts.
Logos is defined as the source that controls the universe, the written word or inspiration of God, or a logic and rational argument.
- in classical Greek philosophy, reason regarded as constituting the controlling principle of the universe and as being manifested by speech
- Christian Theol. the eternal thought or word of God, made incarnate in Jesus Christ: John 1
Origin of LogosClassical Latin logos ; from Gr, a word: see logic
- Philosophy a. In pre-Socratic philosophy, the principle governing the cosmos, the source of this principle, or human reasoning about the cosmos.b. Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument or the arguments themselves.c. In Stoicism, the active, material, rational principle of the cosmos; nous. Identified with God, it is the source of all activity and generation and is the power of reason residing in the human soul.
- Judaism a. In biblical Judaism, the word of God, which itself has creative power and is God's medium of communication with the human race.b. In Hellenistic Judaism, a hypostasis associated with divine wisdom.
- Christianity In Saint John's Gospel, especially in the prologue (1:1–14), the creative word of God, which is itself God and incarnate in Jesus. Also called Word.
Origin of LogosGreek; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
- (philosophy) In Presocratic philosophy, the principle governing the cosmos. In Stoicism, the active, material, rational principle of the cosmos
- (philosophy) Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument.
- (philosophy) In Aristotelian philosophy, the appeal to reason.
- (grammar) A form of rhetoric in which the writer or speaker uses logic as the main argument
- (Judaism) The word of God, which itself has creative power; a hypostasis associated with divine wisdom
- (Christianity) The creative Second Person of the Trinity, which simultaneously is Himself God and also with God the Father.
- (sciences) Graphic representations of an aligned set of sequences, such as DNA binding sites or protein sequences. Called logos because a given graphical representation aggregates disparate elements, much as does an artistic corporate logo.
From Ancient Greek Î»ÏŒÎ³Î¿Ï‚ (lÃ³gos, “speech, oration, discourse, quote, story, study, ratio, word, calculation, reason").
- plural form of logo