The Greek Powerhouse Your Study Is Missing

Let’s talk about Greek, and what you need to master it—to gain fluency.

You must study. That means years of hard labor bent over grammars and ancient texts, speaking ancient Greek with strangers on Skype, even dreaming in Koine.

Sound like too much? Perhaps mastery at that level isn’t a priority, but exegesis is really important to you. [Read more…]

Great Deals on D.A. Carson, G.K. Beale, John Stott, More

This February, snag a great deal on excellent commentaries and biblical theology works from InterVarsity Press UK.

We’ve got eight IVP UK collections on sale for 30% off, including these three we think you’ll like: [Read more…]

How Much Do You Know about the End Times?

Prove your end times knowledge with this fun 10-question quiz.

Do you know the four main eschatological views? [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.

Theological Development among African-American Slaves (Video)

This month we’re celebrating Black History Month on the blog, and we’ll be featuring writings and teachings from African-American Christians past and present.

In this lecture from History and Theology of the African American Church, Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. describes theological development among African-American slaves. [Read more…]

54 Ways to Save on Church History and Theology Books

Every battle you face, someone has faced before.

Whether it’s personal, theological, or relational—the root issues span back to the dawn of time. As Ecclesiastes 1:9 teaches, “There’s nothing new under the sun.”

That’s why studying the lives and theology of our spiritual ancestors is so beneficial: they give us clarity and wisdom to face today.

This month, we’re featuring Church history and biographies in the monthly sale.

Study the lives of biblical characters

Bible Biography Series (27 vols.), now 40% off

Boasting over 9,000 pages on 27 biblical characters, The Bible Biography Series is a great resource for anyone who wants to better pattern their life on the heroes of the faith.

And in Logos, every word of it is tagged and easily searchable, so you don’t have to go digging for insights—Logos finds them for you.

Learn from renowned theologians

Theologians on the Christian Life (4 vols.) series, now 36% off

This collection covers four giants of theology whose contributions impact the Church today:

  • John Wesley
  • B.B. Warfield
  • Francis Schaeffer
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Michael Reeves of the Wales Evangelical School of Theology says of the volume on Charles Wesley, “Readers are in for a treat here. Lively and thoughtful, appreciative but not uncritical, this book shows compellingly why even those who would not call themselves Wesleyan have a great deal to benefit from John Wesley.”

See why Sinclair Ferguson and others praise this series, including Os Guinness, John M. Frame, and D.A. Carson. 

Celebrate Black History Month

History and Theology of the African American Church, 7-hour Mobile Ed course, now 42% off

In the course, Dr. Carl F. Ellis covers key topics for understanding African-Americans’ engagement with the Church, including:

The subject matter of this course is essential to building unity within the Church, especially in America.

Explore your Christian foundations

T&T Clark Studies in Early Christianity (13 vols.), now 41% off

This collection presents recent scholarship on the early Church’s foundation, development, and spread throughout the Roman world. Titles include:

  • Becoming Christian: Essays on 1 Peter and the Making of Christian Identity by David G. Horrell
  • Manichaeism: An Ancient Faith Rediscovered by Nicholas J. Baker-Brian
  • The Mind of Christ: Humility and the Intellect in Early Christian Theology by Stephen T. Pardue

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Save up to 42% on these works and 50 more in February’s monthly sale.

Get Isaiah for Everyone—Free until Jan. 31

Isaiah is a notoriously difficult book to study and teach, not only for its length (66 chapters) but also because of the challenge of unraveling Old Testament prophecy for modern hearers.

Dive into the depths of Isaiah with January’s free book, Isaiah for Everyone, by John Goldingay—without getting overwhelmed. [Read more…]

Beauty in the Eye of God

In The Beauty of the Lord, Jonathan King restores aesthetics as not merely a valid lens for theological reflection, but an essential one. Jesus, our incarnate Redeemer, displays the Triune God’s beauty in his actions and person, from creation to final consummation. How can and should theology better reflect this unveiled beauty? [Read more…]