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date: 19 October 2019

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The notion linking Christology to human language is that of Christ as logos, in particular, logos as expressive of its own activity. This expression is realized primordially in the act of creation, which includes divine self-communication to that which is created, of which language is one medium and the message recorded in sacred Scripture a uniquely privileged transmission, polyglot in form and ordered to continual omnilingual re-expression and dispersion. This chapter discusses the relation to logos to truth and that of language to ‘shareable’ truths, included those performatively connected to non-linguistic media of expression. The shareability of truth by means of propositions is expounded in terms of translation, with its epistemic limits, which is not only permitted but instantiated by the biblical text itself.

Keywords: logos, language, Scripture, truth, creation, translation, epistemology, Christology

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