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For the Christian, Chronos is from everlasting to everlasting contained by Logos. The Logos did of course become flesh and dwelt among us, thus taking on the burdens of history and finally redeeming it. But we Christian historians live between the times, at one and the same time honoring Chronos in our work and the Logos in our alleluias. Thanks be to God.
Mark Schwehn in Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation
When has theology not attempted to entrap the divine Logos in its analogies, setting these analogies, in fact, on the throne of God, worshiping and proclaiming them or recommending and acclaiming them for worship and proclamation?
Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology
Theology is science seeking the knowledge of the Word of God spoken in God’s work - science learning in the school of Holy Scripture, which witnesses to the Word of God; science laboring in the quest for truth, which is inescapably required of the community that is called by the Word of God. In this way alone does theology fulfill its definition as the human logic of the divine Logos. In every other respect theology is really without support. While, seen from the viewpoint of an outsider, it hovers in mid-air, it depends actually upon God’s living Word, on God’s chosen eyewitnesses, and on the existence of God’s people in the world. This dependence is its foundation, justification, and destination. The power of its existence is the power focused through those statements we have made about God’s Word, God’s witnesses, and God’s people.
Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology
Be instructed in these mysteries and you shall dance with the choir of angels before the uncreated God, whilst the Logos will sing the sacred hymns with us. This eternal Jesus, the one high priest, intercedes for men and calls on them: ‘Hearken,’ he cries, ‘all you peoples, or rather, all you who are endowed with reason, barbarians or Greeks! I summon the whole human race, I who am its author by the will of the Father! Come unto me and gather together as one well-ordered unity under the one God, and under the one Logos of God.’
Clement of Alexandria, as quoted in Henri de Lubac, Catholicism (via invisibleforeigner)
Be instructed in these mysteries and you shall dance with the choir of angels before the uncreated God, whilst the Logos will sing the sacred hymns with us. This eternal Jesus, the one high priest, intercedes for men and calls on them: ‘Hearken,’ he cries, ‘all you peoples, or rather, all you who are endowed with reason, barbarians or Greeks! I summon the whole human race, I who am its author by the will of the Father! Come unto me and gather together as one well-ordered unity under the one God, and under the one Logos of God.’
Clement of Alexandria, as quoted in Henri de Lubac, Catholicism
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