Occasionally we get a glimpse of the leavening force in human history
Posted on: Sep 08, 2022
Here is a metaphor for the Christianization of culture, history, and the human imagination, against which so many forces are today arrayed:
“When St John rendered the Hebrew dabar [word] by the Greek λόγος, it was a very bold thing to do, even though the Hebrew Bible had already been translated into Greek at Alexandria—itself an epoch-making event of limitless consequences for the future. These transferences could not be the work of a day. The term λόγος had over-tones of pantheism or rationalism, which had to be suppressed. The earliest Christian heresies can be regarded, for the most part, as a sort of revenge taken by the Greek language for the efforts made to force it to describe new things.” – Jean Daniélou, S.J.