3-Day Sale: Get 80% Off the Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition

EB-NoetEdition-PressRelease (1)Encyclopædia Britannica is one of the world’s most trusted sources of information. And now, for the first time, Encyclopædia Britannica has partnered with Noet to offer a new digitally enhanced and downloadable edition—available exclusively from Noet.

And for only three days, you can pre-order the Encyclopedia Britannica Noet Edition (EBNE) for 80% off!

Access more than 25,000 images, 10 million words, and 19,000 articles rigorously crafted by Encyclopædia Britannica editors and integrated into the Noet and Logos platforms.

Michael Ross, senior vice president and general manager of education at Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., says: “The Noet edition is unlike anything we’ve ever done before and represents a significant step forward for Encyclopædia Britannica. Noet offers the most advanced way to study the humanities, and Britannica offers some of the best reference articles available. Together, we’re helping students, teachers, and researchers all over the world gain greater access to the trustworthy information they need.”

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The EBNE significantly enhances the current data and resources in your library by connecting them to trustworthy Encyclopedia Britannica articles. EBNE’s advanced tagging will connect its content to primary resources, sermons, dictionaries, and commentaries across your library. You can jump from an EBNE article on Thomas Aquinas to the Latin version of Summa Theologiae to the English translation in seconds.

A simple Media Search also sweeps through more than 20,000 photos, over 2,000 art images, 1,567 maps, 279 flags, and 689 videos—all vetted and curated by Encyclopædia Britannica editors. With a click, send these images to your next presentation.

The EBNE also adds significant biblical data to your Timeline, making it more comprehensive and robust. Jump from a date in the EBNE to the Timeline in seconds and access new biblical dates, people, places, and concepts in your Timeline and Factbook tools. Search Plato in your EBNE, click on his birth date, and see a detailed Timeline view showcasing other key events during the Classical Greek era.

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Immerse Yourself in the Season of Lent with This Daily Devotional

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The Gospel writers of the New Testament show Jesus spending 40 days in the wilderness, fasting, and being tempted by Satan. Following this pattern, Christians from many church traditions have marked the occasion of Jesus’ death and resurrection by a similar period of fasting known as Lent. The traditional calendar for Lent goes from Ash Wednesday to Easter, with exceptions for Sundays (typically a feast day). 40 Days to the Cross follows that format—40 devotionals spanning 46 days.

The season of Lent is one of anticipation; unlike Advent’s glorious culmination in the birth of Christ, Lent carries an element of mourning. Before we celebrate Easter and the joy of the Resurrection, the church commemorates the events leading to the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

With 40 Days to the Cross, you’ll journey through the last days of Jesus’ ministry with readings from Mark’s Gospel. Accompanying each reading is a reflection from great Christian thinkers throughout the centuries—from Augustine and John Chrysostom to Dwight L. Moody and Charles H. Spurgeon. As an ebook available in the Logos and Vyrso formats, 40 Days to the Cross also allows you to journal at the end of each devotional entry.

40 Days to the Cross contains:

  • Daily confessions from the Psalms
  • Daily readings from the Gospel of Mark
  • Curated writings from church fathers and theologians like Iranaeus, John Chrysostom, and John Newton
  • Devotional reflection questions
  • Space for journaling responses

Use this daily devotional to jump-start your personal devotions during the Lenten season.

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Get the Most out of Your Favorite Logos 6 Features with Specialized Collections

Ever wonder how to get the best performance and the most results out of your Passage and Exegetical Guides?

We’ve always said that having a bigger library helps get better results as you study the Bible. But now, for the first time, we’re creating collections around maximizing the performance of specific features in your software. Don’t just get a bigger library—get a library tailored to the type of study you do.

If you use any of these features regularly, these collections are especially for you!1

ancient-literature-collectionAncient Literature Collection

Turn your Silver library into a library that specializes in finding ancient-literature parallels to Bible passages. With this collection, you’ll have access to 25 additional volumes in your search for ancient texts that have implicit or explicit parallels and quotations of canonical Bible texts.

Find the Jewish and early Christian writings that engage your passages—add these volumes to your library today.

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Enhance your Gold library to maximize the Textual Variants results you’ll see in your Exegetical Guide. With these resources, you’ll fill out your Textual Variants section in its different resource categories, such as Apparatuses, Textual Commentaries, Ancient Versions, and Editions.

See ancient Aramaic, Latin, and Greek fragments that witness the variant readings we have in modern translations when you get this collection.

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Augment your Bronze library’s potential for research on societies that both engaged with and were engaged by the Bible. With this collection, you’ll have additional source material to show how certain cultural values and standards are exhibited throughout ancient texts, as well as secondary material that studies the sociocultural aspects of the ancient world.

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Travel from historical events in your Timeline to your library to find the event discussed at length. Put your study of historical theologies and ideas into context with detailed discussion of key events in biblical or world history.

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Customize your library for your favorite features

Make sure you’re signed into your account so that you’ll see your custom Dynamic Price—a discount which takes into account any resources you already own. What’s more, you can get these on a payment plan to make the price right for you.

Add these collections to your library today!

  1. These collections do not contain the Logos 6 software that comes with each base package. A Bronze base package or higher is required to use the Timeline and Cultural Concepts tools; a Silver base package or higher is required to use the Ancient Literature section of the Passage Guide; and while Gold is not necessary to access the Textual Variants section of your Exegetical Guide, it does unlock the Online Manuscripts Dataset, allowing you to see high-quality images of the fragments and manuscripts that witness that text, giving you the full experience of Textual Variants feature. Any base package or crossgrade will get you at least the minimal experience of Textual Variants. []

Justification Reconsidered: An Interview with Stephen Westerholm

Blog HeaderThroughout February, get Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking a Pauline Theme for free!

We recently spoke with the author, Dr. Stephen Westerholm, about his book.

Can you give a brief overview of your projects in regards to justification in Paul?

Dr. Stephen Westerholm, McMaster University

In the early days of the discussion around Sanders’ Paul and Palestinian Judaism, I wrote Israel’s Law and the Church’s Faith: Paul and His Recent Interpreters. There I summarized and interacted with the work of a number of scholars who had anticipated significant points in Sanders’ book as well as his own contribution.

My Perspectives Old and New on Paul: The “Lutheran” Paul and His Critics was initially intended as a revised version of the earlier book, though it ended up being more than double its length. Extended treatment was given to Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and Wesley, as well as to a number of scholars who had contributed to the debate after the writing of Israel’s Law; and my own position—that, in its essence, the traditional understanding of “justification” is true to Paul, though post-Sanders Pauline scholarship has rightly drawn attention to the situation in which Paul first formulated the “doctrine” and to its social implications—is developed at much greater length.

In Justification Reconsidered: Rethinking a Pauline Theme, I attempted to state the case in a more accessible way—and with some updating. Those have been my main projects, though I have written a number of articles as well on various aspects of the debate.

One of your goals for writing was to make your work more accessible. However, for those less familiar with the New Perspective on Paul, why is this topic so important? How does the NPP directly affect the church member?

The social implications of what Paul wrote about justification have been duly emphasized by scholars of the New Perspective; but, to my mind, they tend to misconstrue (in various ways) what Paul means by “justification” itself. Since the topic is central in several of Paul’s letters, its correct understanding is important for a grasp of Paul’s gospel. Since, historically, different views of what Paul wrote about justification have divided churches, we cannot understand current divisions in Christendom without grappling with the issue.

On an individual level, the “peace with God” that Paul speaks of as a consequence of being “justified” (Romans 5:1) is, for many, a crucial part of their Christian experience as well as of their Christian faith. The question whether traditional understandings of justification are based on modern Western distortions of Paul’s message is thus hardly of trivial—or merely academic—significance.

Additionally, you write, “Those who do what they ought to do are righteous” in the “ordinary” and Pauline “sense of the word.” Do you have difficulty explaining the concept of what we “ought to do” to a postmodern society?

I attempted, very briefly, to evoke a sense for the notion in the final chapter of Justification Reconsidered. I attempted to do the same thing at greater length in chapter 3 of Understanding Paul: The Early Christian Worldview of the Letter to the Romans. The rhetoric of our day may prefer to speak of personal values rather than moral obligations. Not far beneath the surface, however, a sense for the latter remains very much in place: witness the editorial pages of our newspapers, which give daily expression to moral indignation. With the opening section of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, I believe that “right and wrong” continue to serve “as a clue to the meaning of the universe.”

In your conclusion, you mention “social implications.” Can you elaborate on what some of these might be?

In telling the Galatian (non-Jewish) believers that they ought not to be circumcised, Paul insisted that circumcision was part of a divine economy where obedience to the demands of God’s law served as the path to life in God’s favor, but where all who fail to yield such obedience are condemned. Placing all human beings in the latter category, Paul claims that the same path to life in God’s favor—through faith in Jesus Christ—has now been made available to all.

Hence, “Christian scholars today should feel free to find, in what Paul says about justification, a reason for denying that race, class, or gender can provide a basis for claiming, or for denying others a claim to, a right standing before God: Paul’s point, after all, is that human beings of all stripes are culpable before God, and God declares righteous any who believe” (Justification Reconsidered, 73–74).

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Last Chance: Get Digital Curricula for over 50% Off

jacob-discerning-gods-presence-complete-church-curriculum-for-leaders-and-pastorsOver a year ago, we moved Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence to Community Pricing to see if we could offer digital curricula at a low price and gather enough interest to cover our production costs.

Now, we’re finally moving this resource off Community Pricing! The bidding closes on Friday, so you have just a few days to get Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence at over 50% off its regular price. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Designed for digital

Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence is Bible study like you’ve never experienced before. Lexham Press designed this curriculum to help pastors and small group leaders maximize their planning and preparation time. The complete church curriculum includes infographics and a video for each chapter in the study. It also includes lesson plans and handouts for leading a Bible study or small group through the curriculum. Slide presentations, sermon outlines, and media resources give you everything you need to share with your entire congregation.

With Jacob: Discerning God’s Presence, you can:

  • Engage your congregation with a familiar story while discovering new and deeper insights.
  • Teach more effectively with materials designed to integrate, organize, and maximize efficiency in preparation.
  • Connect your church members as you journey along with Jacob and learn how his life lessons are relevant today.

Walking through life with Jacob

Everyone in your congregation or small group will benefit from the richness of content you’ve come to expect from Lexham Press. You’ll walk through life with Jacob, sharing in the discovery of new and deeper insights into this familiar story. You’ll learn—together—how Jacob’s life lessons are relevant today.

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Jeff Struecker: From Black Hawk Down to Army Chaplain and Author

In a recent episode of the Mobile Ed Conversations podcast, former US Army chaplain Jeff Struecker discussed his journey in the Army Rangers and the call to ministry he received the day after he was involved in the battle that the film Black Hawk Down is based on. His two-course Chaplaincy Bundle is now now available on Pre-Pub.

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In these courses, you’ll learn about the unique role of a chaplain and how to minister to those around you most effectively. Struecker draws from both the truth of Scripture and the reality of his experiences on the battlefield. He also shows you how an incarnational ministry can start—even if you’re the only Christian around—and how it can be sustained.

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February’s Sale: 10 Books under $10

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Make 2015 a year for reading: apologetics, commentaries, devotionals, and historical theology! Supercharge your library with fresh content with these 10 titles on sale for under $10 each:

  1. The Dawkins Delusion? (33% off)
    Alister McGrath, along with his wife, Joanna, scrutinize Richard Dawkins’ ideas and question his criticism of the Christian faith.
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    The central issue of Jesus’ death is not the cause, but the meaning—God’s meaning. With this book by John Piper, explore 50 purposes behind his death.
  3. Judges: Such Great Salvation (27% off)
    The church has a problem with the book of Judges. In this resource, Dale Ralph Davis analyzes major literary and theological themes to provide better understanding of this important book.
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    Get a general overview of Karl Barth’s theology, especially the formulation and significance of his take on predestination and reconciliation.
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    Trace the journey of William Schnell as he enters a new relationship with God: that of a born-again Christian.
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    In this devotional work, originally preached as sermons, A.W. Tozer focuses on God’s attributes, including transcendence, wisdom, and faithfulness.
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    The power and integrity of Christianity shines through in this treatment of Romans. Thirty-nine lessons help you become thoroughly familiar with this important book of the Bible.
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    In this book, John Piper pleads with fellow pastors to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and pursue God’s call for radical ministry.
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    The holiness of God has been obscured in our time. But in this corrective resource, it is defined, explored, and praised.

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Get 61 Scholarly Volumes at an Incredible Price

international-critical-commentary-seriesThis month only, you can save over $500.00 on the International Critical Commentary Series. This series provides fantastic scholarship and has been recently reconfigured with two new volumes.

Through February, add this series to your Logos library at an incredible price. 

Isaiah 56–66

Published in 2014, this volume continues in the same vein as previous Isaiah commentaries in the series. Written by John Goldingay, a noted specialist in Isaiah studies, this volume retails for over $100.00 in print.

As John Oswalt notes in his July 2014 Themelios review:

The commentary itself is very densely written. . . . Each section is very complete: the textual notes are detailed both in the discussion of the issue and in the number of sources referred to concerning the issue, and the introductions consider matters of literary structure, word usage, and etymology in great detail.

In Logos 6, you can reference individual sections, just as Oswalt recommends. The guides section allows you to jump to a specific chapter and verse, helping you get the most out of such a detailed work.

James

Similarly, this recent addition, published in 2013, brings the essential elements of a scholarly commentary together in one place. Priced at $130.00 in print, this 848-page work offers serious scholars a wealth of information. With linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological aids, this single volume brings new methods of study for a fresh look at this epistle.

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In print, these two volumes retail for a combined $230.00. But when you upgrade from the 59-volume collection, you can get both for just $59.31!

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3 Reasons You’ll Love or Hate The Screwtape Letters

Email_HeaderThe Screwtape Letters is a series of fictional letters written by C.S. Lewis. In this collection, an elder demon, Uncle Screwtape, is advising his young nephew, Wormwood, on the best way to ensnare and beguile the human he has been assigned.

Here are three reasons you’ll either love or hate The Screwtape Letters:

1. The letters apply to you

According to Uncle Screwtape, the true job of a demon is to undermine faith and prevent the formation of virtues. Reading The Screwtape Letters will polarize your feelings. It forces a type of introspection that is seldom achieved in our fast-paced society. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I consistently building virtue?
  • What virtues have I let slip?
  • What has taken their place?

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When you come face to face with this powerful appeal, you must draw back for self-examination. You’ll either hate this as it forces you to acknowledge your own failures, or love it as it spurs you on to strive for courage again.

2. They’re different each time you read them

Each time you read these fictional letters to Wormword, you’ll discover new insights. Upon rereading this last time, I was impressed anew with the historical context in which Lewis wrote (having published this work in 1942):

Now that it is certain the German humans will bombard your patient’s town and that his duties will keep him in the thick of the danger, we must consider our policy. Are we to aim at cowardice–or at courage, with consequent pride–or at hatred of the Germans?

Lewis recognizes the danger war poses to the individual’s soul. And he discusses it in a time of fierce rhetoric and virulent opinions, possibly the most turbulent time in the United Kingdom’s history. Given the current world situation, this admonition is as appropriate today as it was over 70 years ago.

This is only one example of the numerous insights presented in this work. If you prefer a book that is old, worn, and familiar each time you return to it, this is not the book for you. But if you enjoy the discovery that comes with a fresh reading, you will enjoy it for years to come.

3. They’ll help you see the world differently

How many times as we go about our day do we completely ignore the power of the enemy to mildly influence our decisions? Lewis questions our presuppositions when he writes:

There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.

If, as Scripture states, we are in spiritual warfare (Eph. 6:12), then the battle rages around us every day. The great reformer Martin Luther understood this when he penned the beloved hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”:

And though this world with devils filled, should threaten to undo us.

We will not fear what God hath willed His truth to triumph through us.

If you prefer to go about your daily life blissfully unaware, don’t read this book. But if you seek to have your eyes opened, then this satirical piece is the perfect starting point.

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Discover insights in this book and 29 others when you pre-order the entire C.S. Lewis Collection. Lewis’ works engender deep and powerful responses; there is seldom middle ground.

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