Monday, July 21, 2008

The eternal Logos

In principio erat verbum et verbum erat apud Deum et Deus erat verbum.

Yvonne Perez sent me an email today about a book called Success Intelligence by Robert Holden, Ph.D. Holden includes a thought-provoking quote from a book by Danah Zohar who is a pioneer in the field of SQ - "Spiritual Intelligence". The quote is:
Logos has traditionally been translated as word .... but there is an earlier and more original Greek meaning of logos. This is translated as relationship .... Imagine logos translated in the Bible as relationship: 'In the beginning, there was relationship.'
I'm accustomed to Logos being typically explained as meaning Principle, Wisdom or Reason. It is also sometimes translated "ratio" and, of course, we see the relatationship angle right there. You can't have a ratio without relationship.

I agree this is wonderfully thought provoking.


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