Get Dozens of Eerdmans Resources at the Best Prices

Logos’ Pre-Publication program gets the titles you want into Logos, while also giving you the best discounts on those resources. Currently, there are dozens of valuable Bible reference works from Eerdmans available on Pre-Pub. You can get up to 34% off works on hermeneutics, biblical studies, preaching, history, philosophy, theology, and more.

Here are some great Eerdmans resources currently on Pre-Pub that you won’t want to miss:

eerdmans-lesslie-newbigin-collectionEerdmans Lesslie Newbigin Collection (8 vols.)

Explore pertinent topics in missions, discipleship, and church structure with these select works from renowned missiologist Lesslie Newbigin. A prolific author and long-time missionary, Newbigin’s works laid the foundations of the missional church movement. The collection includes the popular The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, which provides a brilliant analysis of contemporary culture and suggests how Christians can more confidently affirm their faith in such a context.

eerdmans-ben-witherington-biblical-theology-collectionEerdmans Ben Witherington Biblical Theology Collection (6 vols.)

Join leading New Testament scholar Ben Witherington as he examines major themes in New Testament practical and biblical theology. Examine how the Bible treats aspects of everyday life in The Rest of Life: Rest, Play, Eating, Studying, Sex from a Kingdom Perspective. Gain a better understanding of the kingdom of God with Imminent Domain: The Story of the Kingdom of God and Its Celebration.

pentecostal-manifestos-seriesPentecostal Manifestos Series (6 vols.)

The Pentecostal Manifestos Series presents six volumes of theologically robust resources from Christianity’s fastest-growing movement. You’ll find surveys of Pentecostal contributions to Christian philosophy, thorough treatments of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, analysis of how science interacts with Pentecostal theology, and substantive biblical studies on Trinitarian doctrine.

eerdmans-miroslav-volf-collectionEerdmans Miroslav Volf Collection (6 vols.)

One of the most influential theologians alive today, Yale professor Miroslav Volf is often referred to as “theologian of the bridge,” due to his contributions to interfaith dialogue. The works in this collection explore topics such as Christian living; the intersection of faith, politics, and business; and the ways in which faith functions in a globalized, postmodern society.

jewish-origins-of-christianity-collectionJewish Origins of Christianity Collection (2 vols.)

Study and appreciate Christianity’s rich Hebrew heritage with the help of distinguished Christian scholar of Judaism Marvin R. Wilson. In Our Father Abraham, Wilson offers an informed theological guide to the Jewish foundations of the Christian faith. Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage illuminates theological, spiritual, and ethical themes of the Hebrew Scriptures that directly affect Christian understanding and experience.

eerdmans-bible-reference-bundle-2Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle 2

You can get all the resources above, plus many more, at an even greater discount! This 233-volume bundle is packed with the quality scholarship Eerdmans is known for, featuring the work of today’s premier Bible scholars, theologians, philosophers, and church historians.

In addition to the above collections, you’ll get the 23-volume Eerdmans Reformed Thought and History Collection, the 16-volume Eerdmans Biblical Studies Upgrade, the 25-volume Eerdmans Lutheran Thought and History Collection, the four-volume Eerdmans Philosophical Theology Collection, and much more.

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Meet Contemporary Challenges with March’s Free Book

Blog HeaderThrough March, download the Augsburg Commentary on 1 Corinthians for free!

The issues that faced the congregation in first-century Corinth are still applicable today. From divisions and factions, to sexual immorality, to controversies over the Lord’s Supper, to speaking in tongues, explore how Paul addressed issues that remain relevant to the twenty-first century. His words of advice, encouragement, and reproach for the church in Corinth remain fitting and useful even today.

Roy Harrisville’s commentary on 1 Corinthians brings Paul’s words into the modern context with detailed insight and practical application. Get this book for free during March!

Get a second book for 99 cents!

2 CorinthiansMaintain a consistent study with a second volume from the Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament: 2 Corinthians. Most scholars believe that the book we now know as 2 Corinthians was actually one of many letters to the Corinthian church.

After Paul’s departure from Corinth, partisan politics became a serious issue. In addition, a number of moral and theological problems surfaced. Because of his conscientious concern for new converts (2 Cor. 11:28), Paul appears to have carried on an extensive correspondence.

Noted Greek scholar William Frederick Danger, editor of the well-known BDAG volume, deals with these issues and more in his stimulating commentary on 2 Corinthians. Together, these two books maintain a close-knit message of patient rebuke and hope for reconciliation.

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Enter to win the entire 15-volume Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament! This set addresses important exegetical and interpretive issues with the best of biblical scholarship. With step-by-step explanation and detailed analysis, this commentary series is designed for students, scholars, pastors, and laypeople. What’s more, each author presents information within the understanding that the faith and life of the church is central to understanding the Word of God.

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Bible Study with Logos 6

BSM_Blog_MarAprEach issue of Bible Study Magazine features a “Bible Study with Logos 6″ section, which shows you how Logos 6 can help you gain insight and understanding by tackling a complex Bible passage.

Here’s an example from the current issue of Bible Study Magazine—see the power of Logos 6 in action:

Let Your Yes Be Yes

By Elliot Ritzema

I remember reading a description of a political meeting from the 18th century. In it, one speech was described as “pathetic.” That was jarring to me, since calling something or someone “pathetic” is an insult today. But back then, it merely meant that the speech was intended to move the listeners to compassion.

If word meanings change over time, even in the same language, imagine translating an ancient concept from one language to another! We often have to do this when we study the Bible, so it is always worthwhile to research the words’ ancient meanings. One example is the concept of oaths in James 5:12:

But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your ‘yes’ be yes and your ‘no’ be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

Step 1: The Passage Guide

I often begin a study using the Passage Guide in Logos, which points me to commentaries, journals, cross-references, and ancient literature. Here I notice that Jesus’ statement about oaths in Matthew 5:33–37 is listed prominently among the cross-references. But for now, I want to use a feature that is new in Logos 6: the Cultural Concepts tool. I’m interested in how the concept of oaths was understood in the New Testament world.

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Step 2: Survey Oaths in the Bible

Clicking on “Oath” tab opens a Factbook entry on the concept of oaths: passages throughout the Bible, key verses, dictionary entries, different senses, and a list of ancient works all related to the concept of oaths.

The Bible list under the Cultural Concepts tab gives me 128 passages, only some of which specifically use the word “oath.” This is one benefit of exploring a topic with the Cultural Concepts tool rather than doing a word study. Here I find that oaths were used frequently by people including Abraham, Jacob, David, and God himself. How then did James get the idea that it was bad to swear an oath?

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Step 3: The New Testament Background of Swearing Oaths

To find an answer, it may be helpful to explore the concept in a dictionary or two. The Lexham Theological Wordbook says that “the perspectives on oaths and vows shift in the NT period. Jesus cuts through the cluttered and misguided practices of the religious leaders of his day in their swearing (ὀμνύω, omnyō) of oaths (ὅρκος, horkos) while at the same time pointing his followers to a higher standard than that of ot law (especially Matt 5:33–37).”1 This shift makes sense, especially since this passage from Matthew is from the Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus explains how he fulfills the Law and the Prophets in unexpected ways.

Our exploration reveals that, although swearing oaths was a common occurrence in the Old Testament and in the cultural milieu of the New Testament, Jesus changed the attitude toward the practice. James continues that teaching, exhorting Christians to be honest at all times—not only when they have sworn an oath to do so.

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To get more articles about using Logos for Bible study, subscribe to Bible Study Magazine today! Plus, subscribers get special discounts inside each issue.

  1. Daniel DeWitt Lowery, “Oaths and Vows,” ed. Douglas Mangum et al., Lexham Theological Wordbook, Lexham Bible Reference Series (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014). []

Resource Updates: February 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that updated content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout February:

Added missing segment headings:

Updated bibliographic milestones:

Updated external links:

Updated to match the rest of the series:

Updated Bible fields and added page numbering:

Updated typos:

General resource updates:

Updated or additional content:

Factbook support:

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For powerful study made simple, get into the Word with Logos 6. With Logos 6′s study tools, you’ll get the most out of your resources as you discover new insights.

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Different Approaches to Apologetics

mobile-ed-apologetics-bundleApologetics can be narrowly defined as “a defense of the faith.”

More broadly, however, apologetics involves communicating the truth of Scripture to those around you. This will, at times, involve defending the claims of the Bible, but it may also involve showing people how the gospel addresses their needs or the needs of a culture at large.

Mobile Ed’s four-course Apologetics Bundle gives you an in-depth look at several different approaches to apologetics. It will help you to more effectively articulate the truth of the gospel in the specific context in which you live.

Covenantal apologetics

In AP120 Introducing Covenantal Apologetics I: Foundations and AP121 Introducing Covenantal Apologetics II: Applications, Dr. K. Scott Oliphint begins by showing how God defends his own glory throughout the Bible. Dr. Oliphint lays the biblical and theological foundation for covenantal apologetics by looking at important doctrines like the doctrine of God, the doctrine of man, the doctrine of Scripture, and the doctrine of salvation. After establishing this foundation, he discusses the topics of common grace, worldview, and the problem of evil, with an emphasis on how they relate to the defense of the Christian faith.

Apologetics in the postmodern context

Dr. Jim Belcher looks at the importance of contextualization in apologetics in his course AP211 Show and Tell: Apologetics in the Postmodern Context. He examines the nature of our postmodern society, including some reasons for the rise of postmodernism and the ways that the moral relativism of postmodernism has influenced our culture. In discussing contextualization, Dr. Belcher warns of both undercontextualizing the gospel, which can lessen its relevance, and overcontextualizing the gospel, which can lead to a watering down of the faith.

Apologetics in an urban context

In AP221 Apologetics in an Urban Context, Dr. Carl Ellis uses sociology, anthropology, and history as springboards for looking at apologetics, specifically applying them to the African American experience. He begins by exploring different worldviews and models of apologetics. Dr. Ellis then moves into a detailed discussion of the sociology, history, and theology of African Americans and looks at how the gospel can address the core concerns of African Americans. He concludes by noting that in order to fulfill the Great Commission, “it is imperative that we begin to apply the word of God to all areas of life and in all cultural contexts.”

These four courses will provide you with a variety of approaches to apologetics. You’ll gain a better understanding of the purpose of apologetics and learn how to better practice apologetics.

The Mobile Ed Apologetics Bundle ships on March 10, so pre-order it now for 40% off!

Spring Roundup: Last Chance to Save!

spring_roundup_lastchanceYou’re running out of time to freshen up your Bible study with the Logos spring roundup! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save on resources to encourage your knowledge of the Word.

Choose from inspiring biographies, exciting commentaries, and comprehensive Bible study resources—just use coupon code SPRING15 at checkout to save!

Here are some key resources you can use to enhance your study:

james-evangelical-exegetical-commentaryJames: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) (21% off)

The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series seeks to incorporate the latest in biblical scholarship with an evangelical perspective. It combines historical, literary, and theological explanations with ideas for applying the Bible to everyday life.

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mary: devoted to gods plan: complete church curriculum for leaders and pastorsMary: Devoted to God’s Plan: Complete Church Curriculum for Leaders and Pastors (15% off)


Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan
helps your entire church dig deeper into the life of Mary—together.

This complete church curriculum for leaders and pastors features infographics, maps, artifact images, thought-provoking questions, blank answer boxes, Bible study tips, an annotated reading list, and printable handouts. The complete church curriculum for leaders and pastors includes everything in the individual or group-member version, plus videos, small group lesson plans, sermon outlines, and teaching slideshows.

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the lion of princeton: bb warfield as apologist and theologianThe Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian (33% off)

In The Lion of Princeton, Kim Riddlebarger investigates Warfield’s theological, apologetical, and polemical writings, bringing clarity to the confusion that surrounds this key figure of the Princeton tradition.

Riddlebarger provides a biographical overview of Warfield’s life and traces the growing appreciation for Warfield’s thought by contemporary Reformed thinkers. Furthermore, he evaluates the fundamental structures in Warfield’s overall theology and examines Warfield’s work in the field of systematic theology.

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Don’t wait: this sale ends at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on March 3. Find the perfect resources to rejuvenate your study today!

Logos March Madness 2015 Is Here!

Round 1 Deals - Blog Image - 400x400 2Logos March Madness kicks off today! We have 64 authors pitted against one another for your votes. Pick your favorite author in each matchup and rally your friends to help vote them through. With names like N.T. Wright, D.A. Carson, and Douglas Moo, you have plenty of authors to choose from—check out all the matchups now and start voting!

Winning authors advance to the next round; the more rounds an author wins, the more you’ll save on their selected works! Once an author is eliminated, their selected works will go on sale. Discounts start at 30% and progress to 75% off for the champion.

Rounds end at 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the end date and the next round begins immediately after.

Here’s when each round will take place:

  • Round 1: March 2–6
  • Round 2: March 6–12
  • Round 3: March 12–16
  • Round 4: March 16–20
  • Round 5: March 20–24
  • Championship round: March 24–29

Powerful Bible study made simple

Logos 6 makes all your resources searchable and more accessible—you can do hundreds of hours of research in minutes. Search any verse or topic—like marriage, prayer, or grace—and get all the relevant commentaries, reference works, and media resources you need to get started.

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Logos 6: Opening Multiple Bibles on a Second Monitor

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I was recently emailed this question:

I study with a secondary monitor. I’d like to open on that screen a window containing several Bibles all linked together. How do I accomplish that?

This is an excellent question, with the answer utilizing several helpful Logos features. If you use multiple monitors with Logos, give the following steps a try.

First, open multiple Bibles in the same tile in the main Logos window:

  • Type ESV in the command box (A)

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  • Press the Enter key, which opens that Bible
  • Type NASB in the command box (B)

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  • Press the Enter key
  • Notice that the Bibles are probably in two separate tiles (C)

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  • Drag one Bible’s tab next to the other so they are both in the same tile (D)

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  • Open any additional Bibles you’d like
  • Makes sure all of your Bibles are in the same tile by dragging their tabs and placing them next to other Bible tabs (E)

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Next, place all Bibles in a floating window on the second monitor:

  • Right click any Bible tab (F)
  • Select Open all in a floating window (G)

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  • Notice all of the Bibles are now in a window separate from the main Logos window (H)

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  • Drag the floating window onto the second monitor

Now, place the Bibles in separate tiles in the floating window:

  • Click and hold a Bible tab in the floating window
  • Drag in and around the window noticing a blue highlighted area (I)

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  • Let go of the mouse, and the Bible will be placed in a tile where the blue highlight appeared (J)

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  • Repeat the above steps for the remaining Bible tabs so that all the Bibles are in separate tiles (K)

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Finally, link the Bible panels:

  • Chose the panel menu on a Bible (L)
  • Select Link set: A (M)

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  • Repeat the above steps for the other Bibles so they are all linked to set A (N)

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  • Type a reference like Matthew 6:33 in one of the reference boxes (O)

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  • Press the Enter key and notice that all of the Bibles move to that verse (P)

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As you can probably tell, using a second monitor enlarges your desktop for Bible study. Having your Bibles on another monitor allows you to use the main Logos window for guides, tools, searches, and other resources. You can also link the Bibles to a guide in the main window and the Bibles will follow that guide (or vice versa).

For added power, make sure to save this arrangement as a layout so you don’t have to recreate it in the future.

For more Logos training, be sure to check out the new Logos 6 Training Manual: Volumes 1 and 2.

And for live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos live training seminar, including events in Columbus, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky.

Last Chance: Save on Top Lenten Resources

SocialShare_1200x630_V2Through March 2, you can save up to 33% on popular Lenten titles from authors like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, N.T. Wright, John Chrysostom, and others. Get resources for navigating and growing this Lenten season with 24 products ideal for prayer, meditation, and remembering Christ.

Plus, when you purchase the four Lent staff selections, you’ll also get The Fathers of the Desert (regularly $29.99) for free—get all five resources today!

Start preparing your heart today with these popular titles:

Top Lenten resources

Continue your Lenten journey of fasting, prayer, and meditation by saving on popular products during the Lent sale. Ever wonder what resources others are looking to during Lent? Here are the best-selling products since Ash Wednesday:

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God Is on the Cross: Reflections for Lent and Easter

These 40 stirring devotions will guide and inspire you as they move thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter, encountering themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, temptation, suffering, and the meaning of the cross. Passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters and sermons provide special encouragement as you prepare yourself spiritually for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

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Lent for Everyone Collection

Using N.T. Wright’s For Everyone Bible translation, this collection covers the three years of the Revised Common Lectionary. Wright’s accessible biblical translations and thoughtful reflections and prayers make this collection a valuable resource for getting the most out of the Lenten season.

Save big on these two resources, as well as Barefoot Prayers and Meditations for Great Lent. Plus, when you purchase all four, you’ll also get The Fathers of the Desert for free!

Top resources for preaching and study during Lent

feasting-on-the-wordFeasting on the Word

This lectionary commentary series offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. The 12 volumes of this series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.

the-lectionary-commentary-theological-exegesis-for-sundays-textsThe Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday’s Texts

An unprecedented, monumental work, the three-volume Lectionary Commentary offers superb exegetical essays on 513 biblical texts from the Revised Common Lectionary spanning the three-year liturgical cycle. Written by 78 pastors, priests, and teachers from a variety of Christian traditions, these essays are meant primarily to serve as exegetical jump-starts for busy preachers.

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Hurry—the Lent sale ends March 2 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Start preparing your heart today!

Don’t Miss the International Critical Commentary Series

international-critical-commentary-seriesDon’t miss your chance to save over $500.00 on the International Critical Commentary Series.

Today and tomorrow, you can add this series to your Logos library at an incredible price.

Search original-language scholarship

The original-language scholars who contributed to this series possess a depth of knowledge available to you when you reference the International Critical Commentary. Even though you may not be familiar with ancient Greek works, the ICC provides access to those who are. For example, in his commentary on John 1–4, John F. McHugh notes:

Ἐν ἀρχῇ. The absence of the article is normal, even classical, in such prepositional phrases, especially in designations of time (BDF 255 [3]). Thus Thucydides writes (I 35,5) ὥσπερ ἐν ἀρχῇ ὑπείπομεν, and Plato (Timaeus 28b), ἐν ἀρχῇ δεῖν σκοπεῖν.

References to Plato and Thucydides are tagged in your Logos library, allowing you to do primary-source research. Here, the benefits of the Logos edition truly shine.

Gain devotional insights

In the same chapter, McHugh takes an introspective look at John 1:3:

One may then recall that in Gen 1, the creation proceeds from day to day, in a careful logical succession, establishing the conditions in which living things may grow until on the sixth day, when all is at last ready for the completion of the work, God creates the land-based beasts and finally the human race. In Genesis, all these things, from the first creation (light) to the last, were brought into existence through God’s Word. So in the Fourth Gospel, all proceeds towards the restoration of life for the entire human race on the sixth day of the final week of Jesus’ earthly life, with Paradise Restored.

Through careful exegesis, we rediscover the beauty of creation in the work of Jesus Christ. As McHugh points out, the careful crafting of Genesis 1 plays out in John’s Gospel as he gently leads the reader toward that final, restorative act: the passion week.

Enjoy the benefit of Dynamic Pricing

Continue to build your library with additional volumes. Once new commentaries are released in the Logos format, they become available to you at a steep discount. As we mentioned in aprevious post, you never pay for the same book twice.

What are you waiting for? Get the International Critical Commentary Series today and save!