RST040 Notes November 15, 2010

RST040 Notes November 15, 2010 - ogos John/Johannine...

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Logos John/Johannine Tradition Aristotle Stoicism Pluto Philo of Alexandria RST040 Lecture Notes: November 15, 2010 Jesus talks a lot more in John that he does the synoptic gospels a) Also speaks a lot more eloquently Very rarely does miracles, very rarely speaks of the kingdom of God; both come up often in the synoptic gospels Each synoptic gospel has unique way of portraying Jesus as this perfect miracle- worker In John, Jesus is not only someone who has access to the divine world, but he is also a part of the divine world a) John’s Jesus is pre-existent; he exists before he is born i) No other gospel portrays Jesus in this manner b) John opens his gospel with talk about cosmic forces that have been around from the beginning. i) Logos is a Greek word, usually translated to “word” in early translations of the Bible ii) Later, logos comes to mean rationality; the thought put into what one says (1) Logos is a characteristic that is believed to be exclusive to the human
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