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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Tackle the Unique Interpretive Challenges of the Gospels

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The Gospels are central to the Bible. Their description of the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus provide the very foundation of Christianity, and this importance is underlined by the fact that there are four separate Gospel accounts. However, having multiple accounts presents challenges for interpretation. How do we deal with four distinct narratives of the life of Christ? Should we attempt to harmonize them, or seek to understand each Gospel on its own? How do we interpret several accounts of the same story—especially when they are presented with seemingly contradicting details? How should we understand Jesus’ miracles and teaching?
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4 Steps to a Bigger, Stronger Logos Library

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I still remember walking slack-jawed into my systematic theology professor’s study. I was instantly surrounded by the faded spines of thousands of books, dodging wobbly towers of commentaries, encyclopedias, and monographs stacked floor to ceiling. There was an entire wall devoted to decades’ worth of theological journals. Still another wall of shelves housed over 100 volumes of commentaries on the book of Romans alone. As a young Bible college student, I wasn’t just impressed, I’d discovered what would become one of my life’s passions: the accumulation of books—and lots of them!
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The Missing Piece in Your Evangelism

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There’s a slew of evangelistic methods out there, but one element is key to their effectiveness: prayer. If prayer is absent from our methodology, we’re missing one of the most essential elements of effective evangelism. But how can we incorporate prayer throughout the evangelistic process? In ED121 Introducing Evangelism, Bobby Conway focuses on the importance of prayer and presents eight ways to pray in order to improve evangelism. Watch this clip to learn how to empower your evangelism through prayer.
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Save on Essential Resources for Text Critical Studies

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Text critical study is often elusive for serious bible students. But it shouldn’t be. And with the powerful tools in Logos 6, studying textual criticism is easier than ever. But to get the most out of these powerful features, you need resources specially tagged to power them. That’s why we created the Textual Variants Collection.

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Key Resources for Back-to-School

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The school year is upon us! As a college or seminary student, you need more than highlighters and ballpoint pens. You need resources that can stand the test of time.

The Logos Back-to-School Sale is your perfect opportunity to get those very resources at an incredible discount; up to 49% off in some cases! Today, I’d like to share top resources that will last through seminary and beyond.

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20 Ways to Use the New Apologetics Collection

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Everyone wants a comprehensive library, but gaps are inevitable. Maybe you’re happy with your selection of commentaries, but your apologetics section could use some love. Or perhaps you have a strong selection of systematic theologies, but haven’t yet gathered a solid lineup of biblical theologies.

Right now, you can get 60% off when you pick up select new collections to round out your library. Biblical theology, apologetics, ministry, preaching, church history—we’ve got you covered. Browse these new collections now and save!

For the new Apologetics collection, we’ve pulled together a solid lineup of resources from a diverse group of top-notch scholars. Here are 20 ways you can use the new Apologetics collection to deepen your study and defend your faith.
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2 Simple Ways Logos Streamlines Your Study

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Logos can shave hours off your study time by simplifying the mundane, time-consuming tasks that don’t have anything to do with actually studying the Bible. Tasks like flipping between multiple resources and tracking down obscure journal articles can quickly eat up the precious time you could be using to perform in-depth exegesis or develop key points of application.

Let me show you how Logos can save you time by streamlining this part of your study. I’ll use The Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament: Acts for this tutorial. If you’d like to follow along, you can download it here for free throughout the month of August. 
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The Trinity in the Old Testament

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In OT291 The Jewish Trinity: How the Old Testament Reveals the Christian Godhead, Dr. Michael Heiser explores the identity and role of the Godhead in the Old Testament. He discusses the notion that “Two Powers in heaven”—Yahweh and the “second Yahweh figure”—are present throughout the Old Testament, with this second Yahweh figure referred to as the Angel of the Lord, the Name, and the Presence.

Dr. Heiser comments, “There are certain passages in the Old Testament that sounded to the ear like the God of Israel was two. There was this two-ness but yet one sort of idea going on. Rabbis took note of this and referred to the idea as Two Powers being in heaven.” While the Two Powers are evident throughout the Old Testament, there are also hints of the Trinity.

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Explore the Legacy of the Old Princeton Theologians

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Featuring more than 100 years of classic scholarship, the Princeton Theological Review is a huge archive of classic Reformed theology. It provides 82,000 pages, 443 issues, and includes articles from B.B. Warfield, Charles Hodge, Geerhardus Vos, J. Gresham Machen, Abraham Kuyper, Philip Schaff, A.A. Hodge, and dozens of other influential Reformed theologians.

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