Definition of Logos in English:



mass noun
  • 1Theology
    The Word of God, or principle of divine reason and creative order, identified in the Gospel of John with the second person of the Trinity incarnate in Jesus Christ.

    • ‘This methodology then proceeds ‘downward’ to the Incarnation, to the event in which the Word or Logos became man in Jesus Christ.’
    • ‘Early Christians claimed the truth of the creative and saving Logos wherever the good, the true, and the beautiful appeared.’
    • ‘This has shown that Christ's priesthood cannot be understood as either male or female, but as a priesthood of the incarnate Logos of God, who assumed the perfect human nature without the sin.’
    • ‘Why does the evangelist open his gospel by referring to Jesus as the Word or Logos of God?’
    • ‘Because the incarnate Logos is the source and measure of all creaturely being, a full account of Jesus' identity includes the whole of creation no less than the particular features of the biblical narrative.’
  • 2(in Jungian psychology) the principle of reason and judgement, associated with the animus.

    Often contrasted with Eros
    • ‘The animus corresponds to the paternal Logos just as the anima corresponds to the maternal Eros.’


Greek, ‘word, reason’.