Martin McNamara - Intertestamental Literature – Philo’s Logos
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Martin McNamara - Intertestamental Literature, pp. 232-233
Central to Philo's teaching on God's relationship to the world is his doctrine of the Logos. The term itself occurs repeatedly in his works but is never defined. In Who is Heir of Things Divine?, chapter 42 (§ 206) the Logos says of itself:
'I stand between the Lord and you; I am neither uncreated like God nor created like you, but midway between the two extremes, a hostage on both sides.'
It is a matter of debate whether Philo considered the Logos as a reality, as a distinct identity having real existence, or as no more than an abstraction."