In the famous prologue of the Gospel of John, Jesus Christ is revealed as the Word of God, the Logos. Throughout the centuries the implications of this revelation have been expounded upon in the writings of the church fathers and countless theologians. Yet, most contemporary confessions neglect this active role of Jesus Christ as the Logos. This neglect of the intimate connection between the Creator and his creation has immense ramifications in our increasingly chaotic world.
The Divine Logos suggests a more holistic vision of Jesus Christ as the Logos, the foundation and purpose of our existence. By surveying the theological, historical, and philosophical sources, both pre-Christian and Christian, a more profound understanding of the One by whom we live and move and have our being is gained.
—A.D. Alford, M. Div. is a recent graduate of St. Tikhon's Seminary.