How to Use the New Theology Guide

As I’ve talked to Christians throughout the years, I’ve often heard statements like: Theology is just for pastors. I’d like to study different doctrines in the Bible, but I don’t know where to start. Understanding doctrine is difficult.

If you’ve ever expressed such sentiments, I’ve got great news for you. In Logos 8 we have a brand new research assistant called the Theology Guide. This Guide, based on the resource, Lexham Survey of Theology, assembles various pieces of information in one place so we gain a good survey of major doctrines in Scripture.

Let’s take it out for a spin:

  • Choose Guides | Theology Guide (A)

  • Type a subject like Resurrection in the Theological topic box (B)
  • Select Jesus’ Resurrection in the drop-down list (C)

  • Use the various sections in the Guide to explore this theological subject (D)

Please notice close to the top of the report a link to the Lexham Survey of Theology. (E)

I encourage you to use this link to open and become familiar with this resource. (F) In fact, this is a book you may want to read from beginning to end. As its name implies, this book provides us with a great overview of major doctrines in the Bible. Also, you’ll discover that the Theology Guide summarizes and links us to chapters in the book. The resource and the Guide go hand in hand as they offer a great introduction to a study of theology.

For more detailed instruction about the Theology Guide as well as all the new Logos 8 features, please subscribe to mpseminarsonline.com where you’ll find over 150 videos just about new Logos 8 enhancements.

For live hands-on training, please register for an upcoming Camp Logos in Phoenix, AZ November 28–30 or Murfreesboro, TN December 10–12.

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

 

Comments

  1. Your training process makes it easy to follow and understand. LOGOS training videos by others, I find hard to understand the voice and following the cursor to determine what was clicked on, goes way to fast.

    I appreciate all of the videos on LOGOS 8 that you have provided free of charge.

  2. When I first saw the theology guide I was eager to try it so I could look up a theological concept and find it quickly across numerous books in my library. However, this guide is limited in two ways. First, it is limited in the theological terms it can search. Specific concepts like propitiation, reconciliation, and redemption, among others, can’t be searched. Second, the books in my library that the guide searches and finds seem limited to only 4 or 5 books called “Systematic Theology” (by Strong, Ryrie, Hodge, Berkhof and Packer). There is nothing from the other theology books in my library like those by Boice, Bloesch, Goppelt, Kendall, Garrett, Niehause, etc. Even works that summarize theology like Lexham Surveys, the Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology or the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology don’t show up as options. I’ve tried to prioritize some of these volumes, but nothing works. Maybe I’m missing away to have all these resources included in the search. In principle I like the concept the theology guide offers, but in its current format, it is quite underwhelming and almost useless.

    • Karen Engle says:

      Hi Mark, Thank you for commenting, and we want you to know we value your feedback. I’ll pass this along to the team.

  3. Michael Goulding says:

    Good Morning,
    How do I get Theological Guide to appear in my Guide menu? I have upgraded to 8, I have Passage Guide, Bible Word Study, Exegetical Guide, Topic Guide, Basic Bible Study, and Biblical Person Guide available. Thanks for your help, I love Logos.

    Michael

    • Karen Engle says:

      Hi Michael! Thanks for posting! Give customer service a call and they can help: 800-875-6467
      +1 360-527-1700

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