Last Chance to Get Introductory Discounts on NIC Volumes and Collections!

NICOTUntil recently, individual volumes in the New International Commentary have only been available together. But now, having teamed up with Eerdmans Publishingwe’ve started offering these commentaries as standalone collections and individual titles!

The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT) and the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) bridge the cultural gap between today’s world and the Bible’s. Each volume aims to help us hear God’s Word as clearly as possible.

Get NIC volumes and collections before the price goes up

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The NICOT/NICNT is one of the most respected commentary sets in the world. Many of its volumes have become classics in their own right, and they’re all on sale until December 2:

The Historical Books CollectionsWe also have several new collections available on Pre-Pub. These topical collections are a great way to save on individual volumes without purchasing the entire NICOT/NICNT set.

Don’t miss out on these introductory prices! To get the maximum savings, pre-order your NIC volumes and collections before December 2.

Take It from the Church Fathers: You Should Read Plato

Christianity is the West’s most important worldview. Plato was the West’s most important philosopher. But the two have far more in common than just importance—in fact, Plato helped set the intellectual stage for the early church.

Dean Inge, the famous professor of divinity, writes that:

Platonism is part of the vital structure of Christian theology . . . . [If people would read Plotinus, who worked to reconcile Platonism with Scripture,] they would understand better the real continuity between the old culture and the new religion, and they might realize the utter impossibility of excising Platonism from Christianity without tearing Christianity to pieces. The Galilean Gospel, as it proceeded from the lips of Jesus, was doubtless unaffected by Greek philosophy . . . . But [early Christianity] from its very beginning was formed by a confluence of Jewish and Hellenic religious ideas.” (Emphasis added)

the-works-of-platoIf you’re interested in Christianity’s origins, there are some very good reasons to be interested in Platonism:

  • Plato understood the self as divided between body and soul, with the soul more closely related to goodness and truth; this made Christianity’s later soul-body division easier to understand. (Some early Christians, like Justin Martyr, even regarded the Platonists as unknowing proto-Christians, though this conclusion was later rejected.)
  • Plato’s theory of forms prefigured the Christian understanding of heaven as a perfect world, of which the physical realm is a mere imitation.
  • Both worldviews assume the existence of absolute truth and unchanging reality; again, Plato’s thought helped prepare people for Christianity.
  • Augustine, at the end of a line of influence that began with Plato and passed through Plotinus, understood logic and reasoning—disciplines concerned with absolute truth—as important complements, not enemies, of faith. That faith-reason partnership would characterize Christianity through at least Kierkegaard. (Francis Schaeffer argues that the early existentialist brought modernity past the “line of despair” by conceiving of Christianity as accessible only through a leap of faith, beyond reasoning.)

This idea—Plato as important precursor to Christianity—is far from new.

Let’s look at a few other thinkers who’ve found Plato important:

Augustine

“The utterance of Plato, the most pure and bright in all philosophy, scattering the clouds of error . . .”

“I found that whatever truth I had read [in the Platonists] was [in the writings of Paul] combined with the exaltation of thy grace.”

Eusebius of Caesarea

“[Plato is] the only Greek who has attained the porch of (Christian) truth.”

Clement of Alexandria

“. . . before the advent of the Lord, philosophy was necessary to the Greeks for righteousness. And now it becomes conducive to piety; being a kind of preparatory training to those who attain to faith . . . . For God is the cause of all good things, but of some primarily, as of the Old and New Testaments; and of others by consequence, as philosophy. Perchance, too, philosophy was given to the Greeks directly and primarily . . . . For [philosophy] was a schoolmaster to bring ‘the Hellenic mind . . . to Christ.’ Philosophy, therefore, was a preparation, paving the way for him who is perfected in Christ.” (Emphasis added)

To Dean Inge and to the early Church Fathers, readers of Plato, let’s add one more name—C. S. Lewis, who writes:

“. . . if the average student wants to find out something about Platonism, the very last thing he thinks of doing is to take a translation of Plato off the shelf and read the Symposium. He would rather read some dreary modern book ten times as long, all about ‘isms’ and influences and only once in twelve pages telling him what Plato actually said. . . . The student . . . . feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew [that] the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator.”

So, in the spirit of Lewis, let’s not comment on Plato any further. Take Lewis’ advice: go read the legendary thinker for yourself. Right now, the Works of Plato collection is on Community Pricing for $30—83% off!—which is an astonishing value for such influential texts, now in their most useful format ever.

Join Augustine, Eusebius of Caesarea, Clement of Alexandria, and C. S. Lewis.
Know your faith’s Platonic influences.
Bid on the Works of Plato collection before it leaves Community Pricing.

 
Then keep reading—what does math have to do with philosophy and culture?

Last Chance to Get Introductory Pricing on Eerdmans Pre-Pubs!

This week’s your last chance to save on new Pre-Pubs from Eerdmans PublishingCome December 2, all Eerdmans Pre-Pub prices are going up! Like all Pre-Pubs, these titles won’t go up to full price until they ship—but the super-low introductory prices are going away for good.

You’ll get the greatest savings with the 309-volume Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle. Add this gigantic collection to your library before December 2 and you’ll get over $500 off the regular Pre-Pub price. (Compared to the final price, that’s a full $1,000 off!)

Don’t miss individual Eerdmans collections

If you’re not in the market for an expansive collection like the Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle, you can pick up these books as smaller collections or titles. And yes—these standalone resources are available for introductory Pre-Pub pricing until December 2, too!

Looking for some good New Testament studies? Check out these bundles:

Eerdmans Gospel Studies Collection (19 vols.)

This 19-volume collection puts the Gospels under the microscope. You’ll get:

You’ll save over $30 by pre-ordering this collection before December 2.

Eerdmans Pauline Studies Collection (15 vols.)

Paul has long been steeped in interest and controversy. If you’re looking for deep academic study on this important NT figure, you can’t go wrong with Eerdmans’ Pauline Studies Collection.

Scholars like Douglas A. Campbell, Michael J. Gorman, and Stephen Westerholm contribute accessible but academic-level looks at Pauline theology, Paul’s inclusion in the canon, anti-Judaism in Galatians, Paul’s views on leadership, and more.

And if you pre-order before December 2, you’ll take nearly $25 more off this important collection. Order yours today.

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Save now on these amazing Eerdmans collections and titles, or save over $500 when you invest in the enormous 309-volume Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle before December 2! And don’t forget: you can even use an interest-free payment plan to spread out your payments for up to 12 months.

If you think you’ll be interested in these titles in the future, you owe it to yourself to pick them up at the lowest price possible.

Pre-order Eerdmans titles before Monday, December 2, and save!

Shining a Light on God’s Glory

the-glory-of-god-a-biblical-theologyToday’s guest post is from Philippe Paul-Luc Viguier, author of The Glory of God: A Biblical Theology and college pastor at Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic, California.

Can God’s glory be understood?

God’s glory is without doubt one of the most important concepts in the Bible. From creation to new creation, it saturates the pages of both testaments. Glory language is also commonly used in Jewish and Christian theological and devotional discussions.

The Glory of God: A Biblical Theology shows that God’s glory is not a distant, confusing, and esoteric reality; it is approachable, knowable, and applicable, especially through the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Studying God’s glory

This book provides a biblical theology of glory, beginning with a study of key biblical terms. It first looks at the main synonyms of “glory” in Hebrew; then it goes on to examine kabod, the main term used for God’s glory in the Old Testament, and doxa, the principal term used in the New Testament. Following the study of biblical terms, it turns to the extrabiblical definition of Shekinah, which proves to be an unfitting synonym for kabod.

The book then addresses two of Scripture’s most comprehensive passages in relation to glory: Exodus 33:12–34:35 and John 1:1–18. These chapters draw on eight aspects of glory: God’s kingly glory, God’s beaming glory, God’s essential glory, God’s revelatory glory, God’s praiseworthy glory, God’s messianic glory, God’s participatory glory, and God’s eschatological glory.

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This book is ideal for anyone who wants to know more about what glory means in the Bible—and what it means for believers today. Pre-order it now and get the special Pre-Pub price!

Get up to 20% Off Eerdmans OT and NT Studies Collections

eerdmansLast Thursday, we announced an exciting partnership with Eerdmans—and, with it, the brand-new Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle, an enormous 309-volume library. What’s more, as part of our partnership with Eerdmans, we’re offering quite a few new smaller collections and bundles—whatever your interests, you’ll probably find a matching Eerdmans product.

Here are two Eerdmans collections you can pre-order now for the best price:

eerdmans-old-testament-studies-collectionEerdmans Old Testament Studies Collection

Regularly $278.40—pre-order it for $232 (17% off!)

Full of ritualistic sacrifices, pantheistic religions, and nomadic oral narratives, the Old Testament is a theologically challenging and culturally distant text. In the Eerdmans Old Testament Studies Collection, scholars like Bruce K. WaltkeWalter BrueggemannCraig G. Bartholomew, and Daniel J. Berrigan light the way to solid hermeneutics and fruitful study.

Analyzing Israelite national identity, the Hebrew text, canonicity, prophecy, and law, this collection clears away misunderstandings, processes cultural and linguistic difficulties, and provides recent scholarship on the OT.

eerdmans-new-testament-studies-collectionEerdmans New Testament Studies Collection

Regularly $347—pre-order it for $277.60 (20% off!)

This collection gathers the insights of some of the brightest New Testament scholars—among them Bruce W. Longenecker, Robert W. Wall, and Richard B. Hays—presenting their careful research and lively commentary on the NT’s wide variety of topics. You’ll get a first-class overview of the New Testament, perfect for solidifying and refreshing foundational knowledge of the text, plus many engaging studies on specific subjects.

Experience an interactive study of Roman house churches, explore Luke’s portrayal of women, examine Jesus’ attitude toward the Law, study differing interpretations of the book of Revelation, and learn about poverty (and Paul’s teaching on it) in the first century.

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Don’t miss out—pre-order these collections today, or pre-order the Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle to get even more books at an even bigger discount!

Advance Your Bible Study with Lexham Press

Lexham-Press-logo_Black_1000x588Logos Bible Software just moved all of its original content under the imprint of Lexham Press. Lexham Press provides biblical content to advance scholarship and equip the church. We create digital-first Bible study resources, scholarly works, and Bible Study Magazine. Our designed-digital content never goes out of date because we continuously update it.

Here are four ways Lexham Press advances your Bible study.

Study the Bible

Lexham Press publishes the Bible in its original languages and literal, English translations. With thousands of explanatory notes, you can read the Bible through the lens of the translators. Our digital editions of the Bible in its original languages are morphologically tagged; behind each one is research that capitalizes on over 20 years of Bible technology developed by Logos Bible Software. See how we can improve your Bible study.

Interpret the Bible

Whether you’re a scholar or new to Bible study, Lexham Press helps you interpret the Bible. Our products simplify the process of learning and speed up research. We also provide original translations of historical theology, present the work of top theologians in elegant formats, and publish original research. Increase the efficiency of your Bible research.

Preach the Bible

Freeing up a pastor’s time benefits the entire church. Often, time is lost finding that perfect quote or prayer, designing a slide, or asking the right interpretation questions. Lexham Press gives the preacher back time by resolving these difficulties while making sermons more memorable and exciting. Free up your time with our pastoral content.

Apply the Bible

Lexham Press helps you apply the Bible—making the Bible more accessible and exciting. Our devotionals and application focused commentaries take full advantage of the technology of Logos Bible Software. Enrich your devotional time with our resources.

To advance your Bible study, speed up your sermon preparation, and help you find answers fast, we’re working with top Bible scholars from around the world, and employ a team of scholars and editors. We’re here to further God’s Kingdom with you.

Study, interpret, preach, and apply the Bible with Lexham Press. Check out the content catalog today at LexhamPress.com.

Don’t Miss Out: Special November Deals!

Logos November Deals

 All November long, Logos is offering awesome resources and collections at big savings. Take a look at some of our November deals before time runs out:

college-press-biblical-studies-collectionCollege Press Biblical Studies Collection

Regularly $79.95—on sale for $54.95 (that’s 31% off!)

This collection covers a broad range of important topics and questions in the Bible. It’s a great resource to help you back up your beliefs with Scripture. Through November 30, you can add this series to your Logos library for 31% off!

Foundations for the Family Series

Regularly $44.95—on sale for $32.95 (that’s 27% off!)

Families in America are changing. What are the foundations your household needs? This series takes on challenging questions surrounding each gender’s role in creating families faithful to Scripture. Contributors include Bruce A. Ware, Richard W. Hove, John Piper, and many others. Perfect for both individual and group Bible study, this series is 27% off through November 30.

gender-and-the-bible-collectionGender and the Bible Collection

Regularly $799.95—on sale for $164.95 (that’s $635 off!)

This collection examines the roles of key women in the Bible—Eve, Sarah, Ruth, and Esther. How did these women respond to God’s calling, and how did their stories fit into their male-dominated cultures? This collection is invaluable for anyone wanting to study women in Scripture. Now you can get it for $635 off!

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Check out all of Logos’ special November deals, and build your library today!

The New International Commentary: Now Available in Individual Volumes!

NICOTIt comes as no surprise that The New International Commentary (NIC) is among our best-selling resources. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT) and the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) are authoritative scriptural guides, bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the Bible’s. Each volume aims to help us hear God’s Word as clearly as possible.

“The NIC is an amazing scholarly, protestant, evangelical commentary series. It gives verse-by-verse commentary on almost every book of the Bible, including immensely helpful introductory information. The only thing better than the commentary series itself is being able to have the entire thing with you, on your laptop, wherever you go. The NIC for Logos is a great resource that every seminarian should consider.”

GoingToSeminary.com review

Until recently, these volumes have only been available together, in larger collections. But now, after teaming up with Eerdmans Publishing, we’re excited to announce that we’re offering these commentaries as standalone collections and individual titles!

Get the new NICOT/NICNT collections at the best price

LargeCollectionTo celebrate, we’re offering special discounts for a limited time. Get the volumes you want before it’s too late—this sale runs only through December 2. You can choose from some exciting new collections, such as:

And you have many more collections to choose from—be sure to check out all the NICOT/NICNT collections and volumes, as well as the rest of our new Eerdmans resources.

Don’t miss out—this sale ends December 2. Get your NICOT/NICNT volumes and collections today!

Get Introductory Discounts on More Than 300 Eerdmans Titles!

Eerdmans-Bible-Reference-Bundle-(309-vols.)Logos Bible Software has teamed up with Eerdmans Publishing to make more than 300 important Eerdmans titles available on Pre-Pub. For over 100 years, Eerdmans Publishing has been publishing academic works in theology, biblical studies, religious history, and reference, as well as popular titles in spirituality, social and cultural criticism, and literature.

Combining trusted Eerdmans resources with Logos’ network of contents and features means
you can power your Bible study with some of the best resources available.

Introductory savings on Eerdmans titles

Pre-order any Eerdmans title or collection before December 2 and you’ll get special introductory pricing! We’re rolling out this partnership with an amazing opportunity to save big on these valuable additions to your Bible study library. All you have to do is pre-order early.

These Eerdmans titles include:

  • Bible commentaries by Frederick Dale Bruner, Robert Gundry, Arland Hultgren, Walter Brueggemann, James D. G. Dunn, C. L. Seow, Bruce Waltke, and others
  • 7 volumes on early Judaism
  • 2 new D. A. Carson books
  • 9 books on early Christianity, including 4 books from Larry Hurtado
  • 9 preaching resources, including 5 books on preaching Christ from Scripture, and Neal Plantinga’s new book on reading for preaching
  • 7 books on the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Stanley Porter’s Fundamentals of New Testament Greek
  • 57 books covering the Gospels, Paul, and NT studies
  • 5 books by James D. G. Dunn
  • William Loader’s series on sexuality in early Judaism and Christianity
  • The 5-volume Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting series
  • Books by Anthony Hoekema, Mark Noll, Eugene Peterson, George Eldon Ladd, David Instone-Brewer, Abraham Kuyper, and others
  • Plus, more than a hundred additional books on Bible backgrounds, hermeneutics, interpretation, history, philosophy, and more

So get your pre-orders in before December 2 and save!

The Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle (309 vols.)

Not sure which Eerdmans title you can do without? That’s okay—you can get them all in the enormous 309-volume Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle. Order it before December 2 and save! This amazing A Commentary on Jeremiah, Brueggemanncollection includes titles like:

A Commentary on Jeremiah: Exile and Homecoming by Walter Bruggemann

From one of our premier Old Testament scholars, this practical resource not only reveals the depths of Jeremiah’s story, but also reminds us of our call to be  faithful and obedient, full of justice, and compassionate.

Matthew, A Commentary, vol. 1, BrunerMatthew: A Commentary. Volume 1: The Christbook, Matthew 1–12 and Matthew: A Commentary: The Churchbook, Matthew 13–28 by Frederick Dale Bruner

Full of rich history and deep theological insight, Bruner’s two-volume work on Matthew’s Gospel brings the past to bear on the present. Theologians, academics, scholars, and laypeople will all benefit from hearing how early Christians read Matthew, and how we can benefit from it today.

Poet and Peasant, BaileyPoet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes by Ken Bailey

A contemporary classic, the combined Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes provides an intensive study of Luke’s parables. Bailey focuses on how these parables would have been received by a first-century Middle Eastern peasant culture.

The Intolerance of Tolerance by D. A. Carson

The Intolerance of Tolerance, CarsonHow has the meaning of “tolerance” changed in recent years? In this thoughtful book, Carson discusses how tolerance has changed from defending the rights of those who hold different beliefs to the affirmation that all beliefs hold the same weight and value.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible by James C. VanderKam

How can Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship augment your Bible study? VanderKam discusses the latest Dead Sea Scroll developments, focusing on relevant The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, VanderKaminformation from the scrolls and laying out their significance for biblical studies. This rich compendium from a distinguished scholar is essential reading for all who work at understanding biblical texts and their ancient context.

This is only the beginning of the amazing content in this colossal collection. Act now and you can get these 5 insightful works, plus 304 more—and save big!

Or scroll through all the Eerdmans books and collections on Pre-Pub and pick out the ones you need. But remember, prices go up on December 2!

5 Reasons to Pre-order the Mobile Ed Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle

LME-LogoA few months ago, the era of Logos Mobile Education began with the Pre-Pub release of the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle. Here are five reasons you should pre-order it before the price goes up:

1. You’ll learn from renowned Bible scholars and teachers. Mobile Ed professors—such as Drs. Mark Futato, Lynn Cohick, and Michael Goheen—are seasoned classroom teachers, each with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. They’re also dedicated scholars and clear thinkers with considerable experience teaching in the local church. Meet the Mobile Ed faculty.

2. Your coursework will be integrated with Logos. Mobile Ed was created to work with your Logos software. As you study, you’ll be able to easily click through to the right book, the right page—even the right sentence. And your video lectures will be completely searchable within your library, so you’ll be able to use them time and time again. Find out how Logos integrates with Mobile Ed.

logos-mobile-education-bible-and-doctrine-foundations-bundle3. You’ll take your classes with you wherever you go. The Mobile Ed curriculum includes courses on theology, interpretation, church history, original-language study, counseling, ministry, and more. In addition to high-quality coursework, Mobile Ed brings the professors, the library, the visual demonstrations of software features, and the online classroom community directly to you—on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Learn more about Mobile Ed’s coursework.

4. You can split up the costs over 12 months. As with any Pre-Pub, if you pre-order the Bible and Doctrine Foundations Bundle now, your credit card won’t be billed until it’s available. But if you want an even more budget-minded solution, you can pre-order now and spread the payments out over a year. The only way to get the Mobile Ed payment plan is to contact us directly—we’ll work with you one on one to make sure you’re taken care of. Give us a call at 800-875-6467 (or 1-360-527-1700 from outside the US and Canada).

5. You’ll learn in community. Interact with other students through Faithlife, a social network that reaches Christian students, pastors, and churches across the globe. Form groups, ask questions, give feedback, and share notes and ideas in an environment that’s encouraging and helpful. Check out the benefits of Mobile Ed’s Faithlife community.

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Meet the faculty, learn more about the coursework, and explore the benefits of Mobile Ed’s online community—visit the Logos Mobile Ed page and pre-order the Bible and Doctrine Foundations bundle today.