Goethe’s Logos and the Christian Logos: A Brief Comparative Study

GoetheIf you’re interested in a brief comparison of Goethe’s concept of the Logos, at least as contained in his work Faust, I’ve provided a link below to a PDF version hosted on academia.edu.

The comparison shows that Goethe was indeed opposed to the Logos, but that he was mistaken in his understanding of the Logos on two accounts: (i.)the Christian Logos is not identical to the secular Logos of Heraclitus, Aristotle, the Stoics, and others, and (ii.)the word and the deed of God are identical – what God says is what God does. His criticism of the opening to John’s Gospel, therefore, is based upon his misunderstanding of the Biblical doctrine of the Divine Logos (i.e. Jesus Christ is the Wisdom and Power of God).

Here is the link:http://www.academia.edu/5012967/Goethes_Logos_and_the_Christian_Logos_A_Brief_Comparative_Study

Soli Deo Gloria!

-h.

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