Historical Jesus or Cosmic Christ

Which is more important, the historical Jesus or the Cosmic Christ?
Publication Month: 
July 2013
Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

In order to answer relatively simply, I will understand the Cosmic Christ to be what, in the prologue to John’s gospel, is called the Logos. That identification answers the question. The Logos is more important. It is one with God, and there is no creation apart from the Logos. Life and intelligence are singled out as the work of the Logos. In Whitehead’s language, the Logos is the Primordial Nature of God. No creature can be comparable in importance.

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