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Logos: The Word

Mary Anne Perkins

in Coleridge’s Philosophy

Published in print July 1994 | ISBN: 9780198240754
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680250 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240754.003.0002
Logos: The Word

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‘In the beginning was the Word’ (John 1: 1). This first declaration of the Fourth Gospel is the focus of Coleridge's ‘logosophic’ system. He constantly echoed and explored it from the time of his full adoption of a Trinitarian faith (i1805). That he found ‘Word’ (Logos) to be a supremely fitting analogy to communicate the reality of the Idea of God is consistent with his own character, interests, and talents. The first two sections of this chapter discuss Logos as a ‘communicative intelligence’ and as an archetypal symbol. The last section of this chapter discusses the ‘Jehovah-Word’ and the name of God.

Keywords: communicative intelligence; archetypal symbol; Jehovah; God; Fourth Gospel

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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