Logos Definition

lōgōs, lŏgŏs
In classical Greek philosophy, reason regarded as constituting the controlling principle of the universe and as being manifested by speech.
Webster's New World
Among the Sophists, the topics of rational argument or the arguments themselves.
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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.
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In biblical Judaism, the word of God, which itself has creative power and is God's medium of communication with the human race.
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The eternal thought or word of God, made incarnate in Jesus Christ: John 1
Webster's New World

Origin of Logos

  • From Ancient Greek λόγος (lógos, “speech, oration, discourse, quote, story, study, ratio, word, calculation, reason").

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition


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