Let’s Get John Owen’s Latin Works Translated!

John Owen, one of the seventeenth century’s most prominent Puritan thinkers, left a body of work that’s been guiding Christians toward God for nearly 400 years. Roger Nicole called him “the greatest theologian who has ever written in the English language.” But not all of Owen’s work was in English, and some of it has remained untranslated since the 1600s.

So we’re undertaking the exciting project of translating The Latin Works of John Owen, in English (3 vols.)! The collection includes John Owen’s massive historical theology, Theologoumena Pantodapa—current translations are very difficult to find—as well as his never-before-translated poetry and lectures, which appear in Latin in the 24-volume Works of John Owen, already available in Logos. The translator is still to be announced, but stay tuned for updates in the near future.

By pre-ordering these three volumes, you’re doing more than just reserving your copy at the best price; you’re helping kick-start a monumental translation project, and helping produce works that previously were available only to scholars. Pre-order The Latin Works of John Owen, in English (3 vols.)

An Interview with Dr. Richard Gaffin on the Ridderbos Legacy

Herman Ridderbos (1909–2007) is acclaimed for bringing clarity to eschatology and redemptive history, among other important topics. His legacy as a theologian is far-reaching. We are very pleased to offer the Herman Ridderbos Collection (9 vols.) on Pre-Pub.

We recently talked to Dr. Richard Gaffin, professor emeritus of biblical and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and editor of the Logos edition of Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics translation team, about Ridderbos’ influence and theological legacy.

Logos: Herman Ridderbos has influenced a range of theologians, from Joel Beeke to N. T. Wright. What have the writings of Ridderbos done for you personally?

Dr. Gaffin: He is among those from whom I’ve learned who have most deepened my understanding of Scripture, and so my knowledge of God and my submission to the saving lordship of Christ.

Logos: What does Ridderbos contribute to the discussion of the New Testament canon, and why is it significant?

Dr. Gaffin: He demonstrates the apostolic matrix of the New Testament documents, and so provides an exegetically based, redemptive-historical rationale for their origin and for the closing of the New Testament canon.

Logos: You and Ridderbos have both written on the topic of “redemptive history”—can you explain what it means, and why the concept is important?

Dr. Gaffin: Redemptive history begins following the original creation and at the entrance of sin. Subsequently, the concept largely incorporates the history of Israel, God’s old covenant people, until in the person and work of Jesus Christ it reaches its new covenant eschatological consummation with the realized–still future (“elliptical”) pattern.

All of the biblical documents, regardless of genre, have their origin and their content as a function of redemptive history. Sound understanding of the Bible turns on understanding its redemptive-historical origin and redemptive historically qualified subject matter.

Logos: Do you think the evangelical church today has a thorough understanding of the Kingdom of God? How would Ridderbos’ writings help inform that understanding?

Dr. Gaffin: In my perception, the majority of evangelical churches still view the Kingdom of God—along with eschatology in general—as entirely future. Their need is to appreciate and appropriate “elliptical” eschatology (the by now proverbial “already-not yet”), particularly as Ridderbos has demonstrated in The Coming of the Kingdom and elsewhere.

Logos: What does Riddebos bring to the study of eschatology?

Dr. Gaffin: He brings a clear and in-depth demonstration of the elliptical structure of biblical/New Testament eschatology; “eschatology” is to be defined in terms of what has occurred/arrived with the first coming of Christ, as well as what will take place at his second coming.

Logos: What do you consider to be Herman Ridderbos’ most important work?

Dr. Gaffin: Paul: An Outline of His Theology [included in the Herman Ridderbos Collection].

Logos: If I’m new to Ridderbos, which of his writings would be a good introduction?

Dr. Gaffin: I don’t hesitate to recommend When the Time Had Fully Come: Studies in New Testament Theology. Its short chapters provide excellent introductions to his thought and major works.

Be sure to pick up the Herman Ridderbos Collection (9 vols.) before the price goes up January 2!

Get an Archaeology Bundle Before the Price Goes Up!

Over the last century and a half, archaeology in the Middle East has flourished. From the Nag Hammadi library to Tel Dan Stele to the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeological discoveries have informed biblical scholarship on several levels, giving us a more complete picture of the Bible’s land and culture.

Now, whether you want to dip your toe into the vast world of biblical archaeology, or enhance your library with 36 volumes of important research, we have a bundle just for you.

We’ve hand-selected four bundles of must-haves to start (or continue) your study of archaeology. And don’t worry; if you already own any of the products, dynamic pricing makes sure that you don’t have to pay for them again. Simply add the bundle to your cart to see your special price.

Small Archaeology Bundle (6 vols.)

The small bundle contains six volumes, including Louis Berkhof’s celebrated Biblical Archaeology and two volumes of Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, which talks about what major archaeological discoveries teach us about the Bible.

Medium Archaeology Bundle (10 vols.)

This 10-volume bundle contains all the content from the small bundle, and adds William Mitchell Ramsay’s The Church in the Roman Empire before A.D.170 and several other important works.

Large Archaeology Bundle (15 vols.)

Containing the content from the small and medium bundles, the Large bundle also adds Paul Ash’s David, Solomon and Egypt, in addition to a look at the Tel Dan Stele (the inscription famously referencing the “House of David”), and more.

X-Large Archaeology Bundle (36 vols.)

This bundle gives you the most bang for your buck—all the content from the previous bundles, plus a remarkable array of essays and other writings on early Palestine, the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, and so much more. Dig deeper into the discoveries that help us understand the context of Scripture.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get a wealth of good reading on the fascinating field of archaeology.

Don’t Miss Our Other Bundles!

These are just few of the ways you can customize your library—we have lots of new bundles that cater to your specific interests. Pick up bundles that focus on:

Can’t decide which ones to add to your library? That’s okay—we’ve compiled all this content into three sizes of master bundles. Add tons of new books to your library by picking up the small Master Bundle (142 vols.), the medium Master Bundle (279 vols.), the large Master Bundle (758 vols.), or the extra—large Master Bundle (1,171 vols.).

Already picked up a couple bundles and now want to add one of the Master Bundles to your library? Dynamic pricing will subtract the cost of the items you already own. Simply drop the bundle you want into the shopping cart to see your adjusted price.

Don’t Wait! These Prices Will Go Up

 The price of all of our bundles will double January 3. That’s right—all these bundles will revert to their regular prices so don’t wait. Add incredible content to your library at amazing prices today.

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For a Limited Time: Save on the Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary

Since 1976, the Expositor’s Bible Commentary has been a gold standard for evangelical scholarship. Now this world-class commentary is even better. You won’t want to miss the highly acclaimed Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition (13 vols.), with 30 new contributors and 60% brand-new content.

Get yours for only $319.99 when you order before November 5—after that, the price will go up to $459.99. And don’t forget—you can also create a payment plan, starting at just $31.67/month!

“Every student, teacher, and pastor needs a foundational set of commentaries that covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (13 volumes) is that set. . . I have used the Expositor’s Bible Commentary over the years and look forward to using this newly revised edition for many years to come.”

Mark Futato, Robert L. Maclellan Professor of Old Testament and academic dean, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

Enhance your library with the commentary pastors have been turning to for over three decades. Hurry—this offer ends November 5Get the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition (13 vols.)

New Endorsements for Reformed Dogmatics

Geerhardus Vos was among the Reformed tradition’s finest theologians. The contemporary of J. Gresham Machen, Herman Bavinck, and other famous thinkers, Vos lectured at Princeton alongside such able systematicians as B. B. Warfield and Abraham Kuyper. Their remarkable grasp of systematic theology almost certainly influenced Vos’ thought and writings.

Vos who understood that good biblical theology leads to the acceptance of important propositional truths self-published his five-volume Reformed Dogmatics (originally Gereformeerde Dogmatiek). Now Logos is working with Dr. Richard Gaffin and a team of translators to complete the first-ever English translation of Vos’ important work.

Here are a few of the endorsements for this translation:

“Written in tight prose and moving from question to answer, Vos’ work allows us to watch his fruitful mind work as he represents both historic Reformed orthodoxy as well as fresh insights driven from his approach that highlights the progressive and organic nature of revelation.

Clearly these volumes are worth our attention and I highly commend Gaffin and Logos for bringing them to an English speaking audience.”—Kelly M. Kapic, professor of theological studies, Covenant College

“‘Precision’ is the word. Vos’ understanding is clear, his definitions are to the point, and his explanations are crisp and cogent.”—Fred G. Zaspel, adjunct professor of systematic theology, Calvary Baptist Seminary

Pre-order this first-ever English translation today to get these essential volumes at the low Pre-Pub price. You’ll get the first two chapters as soon as you place your pre-order, and further chapters as we finish them. Don’t miss out—place your order now!

Limited-Time Offer on the Welwyn Commentary Series

Most pastors and Bible teachers rely on more than one commentary to help them formulate their sermons and lessons. Some commentaries offer literary context, discussion of the original languages, and in-depth exegesis, while others provide practical insight, illustrations, and expository thoughts. The Welwyn Commentary Series belongs in the latter category. It’s a terrific resource for personal study, preaching, and teaching.

Until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, the Welwyn Commentary Series (49 vols.) is 59% off—that’s $490 off the retail price! Use coupon code WEEKLYWCS at checkout to get this discount.

A Commentary for Leaders

The Welwyn Commentary Series’ 49 volumes of Bible exposition are designed to help you teach God’s Word in a practical and straightforward way. With numerous maps, illustrations, book outlines, and study questions, these commentaries will help you communicate the biblical story to your congregation or small group. They’ll help you make the Word relevant with clear areas of application.

If you’re leading a small group or Sunday school class, the Welwyn commentaries will help you steer the discussion toward Scripture. They’ll give you clear analogies to help you drive home the point of the text.

Save Big for a Limited Time

Through Thursday night only, this comprehensive commentary series is on sale for 59% off retail. Save $490 when you order the Welwyn Commentary Series (49 vols.) before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, with coupon code WEEKLYWCS. Get it now!

Study Berean School of the Bible’s Curriculum in Logos!

Logos Bible Software and Berean School of the Bible (a continuing education arm of Global University) are offering a comprehensive pastoral education and Bible study platform. With these 27 courses, now available in Logos, you can learn better ministry on your own or earn credit right in Logos toward Berean’s Ministerial Studies Diploma.

Berean materials have been used to train Assemblies of God pastors since 1948. These courses offer an in-depth look at every facet of pastoral work, from preaching, exegesis, and missions all the way to conflict management, church administration, and law.

Take Your Courses Using Logos

Get the most out of these courses when you take them right in Logos. Create a new reading plan to go through your courses as quickly or as slowly as you’d like.

With the self-test feature, you can take tests in Logos. When you finish, your test will be graded. You’ll immediately see your grade and your percentage of accuracy (example). You can even listen to chapter introductions right in the software (example) and use notes and highlighting to make sure you don’t miss a thing. With Logos, your notes are always right alongside your textbooks, and your Scripture references link to your preferred Bible.

Don’t Miss This Price!

Logos and Berean School of the Bible are offering you a comprehensive pastoral education at an incredible price. Save big on this collection while it’s on Pre-Pub! Pre-order the Berean School of the Bible Digital Courses (27 vols.) today and continue your pastoral education—anytime, anywhere.

Read the NT like a Scholar: Save $200!

For the next two weeks, Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament—which used to be the New International Biblical Commentary: New Testament—is on sale for a spectacular price. Through August 19, you can get this 18-volume commentary, which retails for $299.95, for only $99.95!  Save $200 with coupon code UBCNTSALE before 11:59 p.m. (PDT), Sunday, August 19.

Excellent Scholarship Made Accessible

For years, students, pastors, and leaders have studied the New Testament with the help of the NIV-based New International Biblical Commentary. Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament’s 18 volumes have earned a reputation for scholastic rigor and clear language.

In this thorough, approachable commentary, such trusted scholars as F. F. Bruce, Craig A. Evans, Larry W. Hurtado, and Gordon D. Fee take you through each New Testament book, examining the biblical setting, the original Greek, and historical and literary issues. Each volume includes a detailed contextual chapter illuminating the New Testament in its original form.

Don’t forget about Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: Old Testament (16 vols.) on Pre-Pub!

Save Big Today

Don’t miss this opportunity to save hundreds of dollars on an incredible commentary—get the 18-volume Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament for just $99.95 with coupon code UBCNTSALE through August 19.

Free for March: Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity is March’s Free Book of the Month!

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, who died 31 years ago today (March 1), has been called “the finest biblical expositor of the twentieth century” by John MacArthur, and “one of the titanic figures of twentieth-century Christianity” by Al Mohler. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ “logic on fire” preaching style has inspired many of today’s leading expositors.

Compiled from a series of messages preached during the peak of his ministry, Authentic Christianity features D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ comparison between modern Christianity and the early church. Here, Lloyd-Jones encourages readers to embrace the courage and faith of first-century Christians.

Don’t miss the opportunity to add this amazing volume to your library for free. Visit the Free Book of the Month page to download your copy today and enter for a chance to win the 10-volume Selected Works of Martyn Lloyd-Jones!

Watch a Logos Training Workshop Live

We are pleased to announce we will be hosting a 2 hour workshop at the Liberate Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 23.

Learn how to get the most out of your library, and get your own sermons, notes, and books into Logos. And don’t miss Dr. Sam Lamerson’s presentation on studying original languages with Logos! He will be teaching on reverse interlinears, Louw-Nida numbers, morphological and syntax searching, visual filters, and much more.

Sign Up to Watch the Workshop

You can log in February 23 and watch the workshop streaming live!

Enter your email address below, and we will send you the link, as well as reminder before the event.

Or Attend the Conference in Person

Visit LiberateConference.com to learn more about the event!

This is your chance to hear from speakers like Tullian Tchvidjian, Darrin Patrick, Paul Tripp, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and more. As a Logos customer, you can get an exclusive discount! Register to attend Liberate 2012 and get $15 off your ticket!

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