But Sophia is not Logos

Although I said that Sophianic categories can play the same roles as Logos categories per Greek philosophy, I do not mean that Sophia is correlate to the Logos. It goes that Christ is the Logos, yes? It does not follow that Sophia (Wisdom) is Logos.

It’s been a tempting interpretation in the Church that Christ is strictly identified with the Wisdom of God per Proverbs 8. I think this is problematic on several levels: First, this wisdom is created wisdom, and Christ isn’t created. Secondly, does this mean that the Father and the Holy Spirit are without Wisdom?

4 comments on “But Sophia is not Logos

  1. Gentle heart says:

    The three persons of “God” share the same essence and so the “Wisdom of God” is the same for God the Father, same for God the Logos and same for God the Holy Spirit?Reflecting … Im still pondering your comments.

  2. Gentle heart says:

    The three persons of "God" share the same essence and so the "Wisdom of God" is the same for God the Father, same for God the Logos and same for God the Holy Spirit?Reflecting … Im still pondering your comments.

  3. Darlene says:

    Jacob,If I’m not mistaken, there was sharp disagreement between Christians in the first centuries of the church on this very matter. Some believed that Prov. 8 was speaking about Christ, but these were mostly Arians. The Church finally took a stand that Prov. 8 was not speaking of Christ, but rather, wisdom. To understand Prov. 8 as referring to Christ would have to mean that Christ had a beginning, which would be heresy and against the teachings of the Councils.

  4. Darlene says:

    Jacob,If I'm not mistaken, there was sharp disagreement between Christians in the first centuries of the church on this very matter. Some believed that Prov. 8 was speaking about Christ, but these were mostly Arians. The Church finally took a stand that Prov. 8 was not speaking of Christ, but rather, wisdom. To understand Prov. 8 as referring to Christ would have to mean that Christ had a beginning, which would be heresy and against the teachings of the Councils.

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