The Surprising History of Calvin’s Institutes

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John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is among the most important works of theology in church history. It’s a central text for Protestantism, especially the Reformed tradition, and continues to be read and referenced widely today, just as it was in Calvin’s day.  But it was a long and winding journey that led to the version of the Institutes we now know.
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Get 30% off the Westminster Bible Companion Series

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Every month, we offer a special discount on one of our top products. September’s deal is the Westminster Bible Companion Series (33 vols.). This series offers something different from many commentaries. Instead of lengthy technical discussion, it offers concise, highly readable discussion that explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. Much like William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible series, it’s a commentary that lends itself well to devotional reading.

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The Unseen Realm: Now Available!

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The threads of the unseen realm are woven throughout Scripture. They begin before creation, can be seen throughout the Old Testament, and have major implications for Jesus’ mission in the New Testament. However, because of our modern perspective, these threads are often overlooked, ignored, or misunderstood.
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Zondervan/Thomas Nelson Sale Is Here!

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It’s here! Dynamic Pricing and discounts are now available on all Zondervan and Thomas Nelson collections. Now is the perfect time to complete collections like Word Biblical Commentary, the John MacArthur Treasury, and the Zondervan Counterpoints Series. See your custom price now!

Here are the top 7 Reasons to get Zondervan’s Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) during this unprecedented event.
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Find Verses Featuring All Persons of the Trinity

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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.

Ephesians is one of my favorite books in the Bible. While reading it recently I came again to the wonderful verse of 2:18 which reads in the NASB:

for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

I noticed all three persons in the Trinity are mentioned: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As I meditated on the truth of the Trinity, I wanted to discover other verses in the New Testament in which all three persons are mentioned.

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Get 9 Unparalleled Expansion Collections for 1 Remarkable Price

Get 9 Unparalleled Expansion Collections for One Remarkable Price

The Master Expansion Collection encompasses all the Logos Feature Expansions, bringing you the ultimate Bible study experience using the features you love. When you use the Factbook, the Timeline, the Passage Guide, or the Exegetical Guide, you’ll have a library that maximizes the tools in your software.
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Stay on Track with Your Bible Reading

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Even if you spend time studying God’s Word in depth every day, chances are you read the Bible devotionally as well. But staying on track with your Bible reading can be challenging. One solution is to find a good Bible reading plan. There are lots out there, but every person’s goals for Bible reading are unique.

In Logos, you can create customized Bible reading plans that fit your needs, build reading plans for other books in your library,  export your reading plan to your favorite desktop calendar,  and easily readjust your plan if you fall behind. In this video, one of our Logos Pros walks you through the many ways you can customize your reading plans with Logos.
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Scholars Love Mike Heiser’s The Unseen Realm

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There are numerous passages in the Bible that are odd, confusing, or downright weird. Often, these passages occur at the intersection of our world and the supernatural. Our modern viewpoint has taught us to ignore or gloss over these difficult or troublesome passages of Scripture. But how would our understanding of the Bible change if this unseen realm was suddenly revealed to us?
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Don’t Miss August’s Free Book and Plus One

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Don’t miss a fantastic commentary from Baker Academic, absolutely free during the month of August. And, pick up a second volume for only $1.99! That’s two respected commentaries for less than the price of your coffee at Starbucks. Get both now.

This month’s Plus One is the Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Ephesians and Colossians. As Dr. Talbert notes in his introduction, Paul’s letters to the Ephesians and Colossians are strikingly similar. While some commentary series split these two books up into separate commentary volumes, Paideia does not:
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7 Themes to Explore in the New Biblical Theology Collection

Explore biblical theologyMany of us have a strong selection of systematic theologies in our libraries, but a paltry sampling of resources on biblical theology. That means we’re missing an opportunity to draw on scholarship that can help us understand some of the most important themes in scripture.

Robert Yarborough says that biblical theology “seeks to discover what the biblical writers, under divine guidance, believed, described, and taught in the context of their own times.” It’s a discipline that considers the progressive nature of revelation, and interprets it accordingly. There’s no small disagreement over the exact nature of biblical theology, and are perhaps as many definitions as there are practitioners. But for evangelical scholars, at least this much is certain: biblical theology offers the unique opportunity to gain a sense of the grand narrative of Scripture while diving deep into theological themes played out in specific books or across the entire canon.
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