Posts Tagged ‘Logos’

Philo’s theology of the logos

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

For there are, as it seems, two temples of God;—the one is this Cosmos, in which there is also the High Priest, His First-born Divine Word (Logos); the other is the rational soul, whose [High] Priest is the True Man, a sensible copy of whom is he who rightly performs the prayers and sacrifices of his Father, who is ordained to wear the robe, the duplicate of the universal heaven, in order that the cosmos may fulfil the divine service for man, and man for the cosmos.
(De Som., § 37; M. i. 653, P. 597 (Ri. iii. 260)., adapted from Willhelm Kelber’s translation in Die Logoslehre)