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Logic by Gordon H. Clark
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Reduces the "logos" of John 1:1 to pure "logic," and that I do not like.
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Carlos Montijo Would you prefer "Wisdom"? That's what Dr. Clark means when he translates logos to "Logic" in John 1:1. The Greek word "rhema" is what usually refers "word", not logos.

"This translation may not only sound strange to devout ears, it may even sound obnoxious and offensive. But the shock only measures the devout person’s distance from the language and thought of the Greek New Testament. Why it is offensive to call Christ Logic, when it does not offend to call him a Word, is hard to explain." (http://www.trinityfoundation.org/jour...)

"That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9).

G.M. Burrow No, actually. Christ is wisdom, yes, but you can't boil "the Word" down to simply that.

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Terrence Daugherty Wow, this is the most ignorant and unfair representation of Clark's words, and the idea of logic I've seen regarding this book. You clearly never made it past the back cover to understand the implications of what John 1:1 means with regards to the Logic.

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