New Testament Nerds Take Notice

This ain’t your grandmother’s New Testament studies collection.

Currently in Pre-Pub is a dynamic collection of New Testament monographs from T&T Clark, the reputable publisher behind the International Critical Commentary, Barth’s Church Dogmatics, and other important works. [Read more…]

How Is the Free Version of Logos Different from the Paid?

Logos 8 Basic is now available for free download.

A feature-light version of Logos 8, Basic is ideal for anyone just beginning their Logos journey.

If you want to jump to the next step up, consider Logos 8 Fundamentals.

Here’s a bit about how the two compare. [Read more…]

The Time Has Come: Logos 8 Launch Discounts End Today

Tonight at midnight the Logos 8 sale disappears—and with it your chance to save 10–25% or more on Logos 8.

Sign in and shop to see your unique discount.

Between the launch celebration discount (10–25%), Dynamic Pricing, and the savings built into all Logos packages, your savings could be huge.

Here are three quick-and-dirty reasons to get Logos 8 before this sale ends: [Read more…]

Reading C.S. Lewis More Deeply with the Courses Tool

It’s been said of C.S. Lewis that talking to him and reading his writings were remarkably similar experiences. When he spoke on topics he’d written on, he was so enthusiastic you’d think he was discovering them for the first time.

The C.S. Lewis courses available in Logos invite us to interact with this man by reading his words, and, in a sense, conversing with him. [Read more…]

Last Week to Save on Logos 8

Shop before February 7 to get a discount on Logos 8. Sign in to see your discount.

The countdown has begun: the Logos 8 launch discount officially ends in a week. You could save 10–40% depending on what you own, so sign in to see your discount.

But hurry, the price goes up on February 8.

In case you missed it, here’s an overview of what’s new to Logos 8:

Step-by-step instructions

In Logos 8, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for every type of Bible study.

Choose your study goal—like personal devotions, sermon prep, or exegesis—and Logos 8 lays out the books and tools to use each step along the way. We don’t just give you what you need, we explain how to use it.

Even if you know the steps you need to take in your Bible study, you’ll appreciate Workflows. You’ll discover books and tools you didn’t even know you had, and perhaps most exciting, you can create your own workflow from scratch. You can even share your expertise by making that workflow public.

Clean, simple organization

From the moment you open Logos 8, you’ll find clear ways to jump right into your Bible study. The redesigned Home Page provides quick links to your favorite workflows, reading plans, layouts, and other resources central to your study.

We’ve improved Notes, making it easier to organize your thoughts and capture insights on a biblical passage or resource.

The same goes for your books and documents. Whether you’re looking for that passage list on prayer you made three years ago or a solid commentary on Romans, you’ll find it in a few clicks thanks to Logos 8’s clean, simple organization.

Theological study made simple

Logos has always been great for studying the Bible. And now it’s great for studying theology, too.

Look up a doctrine like “atonement” and the Theology Guide gives you quick links to relevant Bible passages, excerpts from your systematic theologies, and other key information.

Even better, you get a detailed overview of the doctrine with the new Lexham Survey of Theology. This comprehensive resource covers over 230 theological topics and features contributions from Fred Sanders, Gerald Bray, John Frame, and other theologians.

A new way to visualize biblical truth

Everybody has their favorite way to work the biblical text. Some highlight, others underline and circle, and some take notes. Others go the extra mile and diagram sentences and do detailed outlines of the passage.

Whatever your style, with Canvas in Logos 8, you get a set of easy-to-use tools to help you mark up, outline, and create beautiful images based on Scripture

Deeper Bible study for everyone

Take a look at everything new in Logos 8, and choose your base package or upgrade by February 7 to save. We’re confident Logos 8 will make your Bible study easier and even more rewarding, whether you’ve been studying the Bible in depth for decades or are just getting started.

Sign in to see your discount—only available through February 7 at midnight (PST).

On E.A. Litton’s Introduction to Dogmatic Theology

E.A. Litton opens his preface to Introduction to Dogmatic Theology by noting that it was written after an Anglican bishop complained, in 1867, that there was as of yet no account of dogmatic theology “from an English pen.” It’s quite startling to imagine that 150 years ago nothing like this little book existed in English, especially when one takes a look at the great number of systematic theologies published since then, with more being added every year.

But Litton’s work is interesting in its own right as a work of theology, not merely as an artifact.

It was written at a critical moment in the history of the Church of England, and by extension the English speaking churches more broadly. John Henry Newman, a towering figure in the English church and the most articulate and prominent champion of the Oxford movement (which advocated high church, Anglo-Catholic worship and doctrine), had left the Church of England and become a Roman Catholic—a cardinal no less!

Litton’s Introduction to Dogmatic Theology was written very much in light of this, and he is writing self-consciously as a Reformational Anglican. He sees the English church as a child of the Reformation, as his Dogmatics shows throughout. It is written, as he says, “on the basis of the Thirty-nine Articles.” Even though it is written along a typical systematic structure, the whole book reflects these standards.

Litton draws on luminaries of the Anglican tradition such as John Jewel and Richard Hooker, but also frequently engages the Church Fathers, medieval theologians, and contemporaries from Europe. Especially interesting are his interactions with the Reformed scholastic tradition, with which he was masterfully acquainted.

Despite being almost 150 years old, Litton’s work is written with such clarity and concision (and occasional wit) that it still reads very well today. Readers will find themselves turning back to Litton for clear accounts of key doctrines. In fact, it was because we kept returning to our worn, old copy in the office that Lexham Press decided to bring it back to print.

I hope you’ll find it as helpful as we have.

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Explore Anglican theology with E.A. Litton’s classic work, Introduction to Dogmatic Theology, newly reprinted by Lexham Press.

My Favorite Logos Research Kick-Starter

Since theology is the study of God and all things in relation to God, when it comes to theological research the sheer breadth of resources and topics can be overwhelming. Sometimes I need a little kick-starter to get me going on a new project, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. [Read more…]

How to Enhance Personal Books in Logos, and Why You Should Do It

Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

In my previous post, I discussed C.S. Lewis’ introduction to a translation of St. Athanasius’ The Incarnation of the Word of God. If you’ve read his introduction, and if you’re like me, you want to read the version he introduced. Unfortunately for us, that version isn’t yet available in Logos and isn’t in the public domain. [Read more…]

Why Logos 8 Author Guides Are a Helpful New Feature

Guest writer Adam B. Shaeffer holds an MA in Spiritual Formation from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. He is already a big fan of Logos 8.

There’s a feature in Logos 8 that may have sneaked past you—I know I missed it at first—and that is author guides.

Author guides offer a brief overview of an author’s life, social network, geography, and notable contributions, enhanced with links to the Factbook and Timeline. [Read more…]

This Is Probably the Best Time Management Book Ever: Interview with Matt Perman

Matt Perman deserves credit for helping a lot of people do more stuff. But that’s not the point of his book. Matt actually wants to equip you to do stuff that matters. I interviewed Matt recently on his exceptional time management book, What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done

Speaking personally, this book has been a game-changer for me as I balance family, PhD, work, exercise, artistic endeavors, ministry, sleep, really everything that goes into every single day to make it worthwhile. And, I know I’m not alone in that level of busyness. Enjoy the interview, and I encourage you to get your (digital) hands on this book now early in the New Year (or get a copy for your loved ones; they will thank you).

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