A Critical History Of Christian Literature And Doctrine Volume 3; The Apologists

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bySir James Donaldson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...latter alternative, and therefore he was compelled to bring before his mind the eternal existence of the Logos, and of the unity of Father and Son. In these two points Athenagoras is peculiar: he speaks of the Logos as a yivvjpa when he goes forth to be the idea and energy of all material things; but the Logos was eternally in God, just as the Platonic ideas were eternally in the Divine mind before they mingled with matter and gave it intelligibility. So, again, as the Logos is in God, yet is God's reason, and therefore God Himself, in so far as one's reason is himself, God and the Logos are one. And in one passage quoted already, God is said "to be spirit and reason to Himself." We couple the doctrine of the Logos and the Spirit together, because the principal statements in regard to them both occur in the same passages. The reader will observe that in the passages adduced here, as in those from the other Apologists, the writer passes from the common use of the words Ao'yos,' reason/ and irvevM, 'spirit/ to the hypostatizing, without himself being apparently conscious of the transition. k Res. c. 18, p. 60 B C. 'Apol. c. 31, p. 35 C. m Ibid. c. 31, p. 35 C. "ApoL c. 12, p. 12 A B. 'Ibid. c. 24, p. 27 C. There are three principal passages relating to the Logos and the Spirit, and their relation to the Father. The first is: "For we recognise also a Son of God. Let no one deem laughable the opinion that there is a Son to God. For we do not entertain sentiments with regard to God, even the Father, or with regard to the Son, like those feigned by the poets, who display the gods as no whit better than men. But the Son of God is the Logos (reason) of the Father in idea and energy; for according to Him and through Him all things were made eyver...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...latter alternative, and therefore he was compelled to bring before his mind the eternal existence of the Logos, and of the unity...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217663877

ISBN - 13:9780217663878

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