Theologies Boom

Two major, contemporary, theological works hit the prepub page yesterday: Berkouwer’s Studies in Dogmatics (14 vols) and Pannenberg’s Systematic Theology (3 vols).

You might be asking, “Are theologies really the kind of book that benefits from an electronic edition?” Absolutely.

Theologies are chock full of scriptural references, and as a Logos Bible Software book all those references get turned into hotspots…even if they’re buried in a footnote. This overcomes a number of limitations of the print:

  • It now takes zero effort to look up Bible references to confirm the author’s interpretation.
  • We effectively create a Scripture index for the entire series of books, not just each volume…no page-flipping needed.
  • By creating a defined collection of books and adding it to the Passage Guide report [learn how], the software will remember to search your theologies for references to whatever passage you’re studying…without you having to think about it!

That’s just a few of the benefits of owning theologies in electronic editions. I could go on and on about searchability, links to other works, the ability to copy and paste, automatic footnoting…but instead I hope you’ll check it out for yourself by pre-ordering Berkouwer or Pannenberg or both.

There’s only one question left, and that’s the inevitable…”Awesome…now how about Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics?” Which provokes our usual response…”Yes, we’d love to do that, too.”


  1. Philip Gons says

    Any idea on the time table for the electronic edition of Barth’s Church Dogmatics? I am absolutely sold on the value of having systematic theologies in Libronix—even those with whom you may not agree. The more the merrier! We’ve got a good number of important works already (Calvin, Hodge, Strong, Grudem, Reymond, Chafer, Enns, Clarke, Packer, Shedd, Swindoll & Zuck, Evans, Pentecost, Carl Henry, Duffield & Van Cleave, and now Berkouwer and Pannenberg), but there’s still a long way to go.
    How about also doing Erickson’s Christian Theology, Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion (McNeill edition), Berkhof’s Systematic Theology, Buswell’s Systematic Theology, Dabney’s Systematic Theology, Boyce’s Abstract of Systematic Theology, A. A. Hodges Outline’s of Theology, Boice’s Foundations of the Christian Faith, Ryrie’s Basic Theology, Demarest and Lewis’s Integrative Theology, Morton Smith’s Systematic Theology, Garrett’s Systematic Theology, Rodman William’s Renewal Theology, Forelines’ The Quest for Truth, Oden’s Systematic Theology, Geisler’s Systematic Theology, IVP’s Contours of Christian Theology, Feinberg’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology (when finished), and Frame’s A Theology of Lordship (when finished)?
    Keep up the great work!

  2. The one downside to Barth in English is that the translation is not great. Part of the cause of that is the difficulty involved in turning theological German into readable English. I’d love to see it published anyway, though.

  3. I was interested to read of your work on Berkouwer. Wondered if you might be interested in my Berkouwer blog – I am the author of a book on Berkouwer – The Problem of Polarization: An Approach based on the Writings of G C Berkouwer. (I also have another blog –