Imagine entering your own personal biblical research library for the very first time.
As soon as you walk in you’re surrounded by thousands upon thousands of books perched on dusty shelves that reach to ceilings high above you. You head to the commentaries section, and are stunned. Dozens of rows of shelves supporting hundreds of volumes each stretch as far as you can see. They contain tomes in French, German, Latin, and Greek. These resources cover everything from biblical interpretation to historical context, devotional application, and textual criticism. They span every book of the Bible and even comment on other commentaries.
When we launched our first iteration of the Complete Classic Commentary Bundle, we delivered a micro-library of biblical resources covering each verse of every book in the Bible, and even had coverage of the deuterocanon. If your Logos base package is that enviable theological research library, then the Complete Classic Commentary Bundle was a boon to the commentaries section—a stunning influx of resources to populate your Passage Guide and other features and deliver even more insight to your Bible study.
Well, it’s time to make room for some new shelves. And lots of them.
Explore the full range of theological thought
Introducing the Complete Classic Commentary Bundle 2.0. This bundle includes thousands of books that cover not just the books and verses of the Bible, but books that tell the story of biblical interpretation over the past three centuries. These books constitute the foundation of modern theological exegesis.
Containing works from across the theological spectrum, this bundle is one of the most affordable ways to incorporate keen exegetical insight from a broad range of voices into your Bible study. Get it now!
With so many resources in this bundle, you need some way to sort through them. Creating collections or tagging your resources in your library is a great way to organize your books, and makes searching them a whole lot faster than using the Dewey-decimal system or a card catalogue. With the Complete Classic Commentary Bundle 2.0, you’ll want to catalogue your resources—here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Oxford Movement/Tractarian commentaries
The Complete Classic Commentary Bundle 2.0 comes with many from the original Anglo-Catholic movement, starting with John Henry Newman and E.B. Pusey. There are many Anglo-Catholics in this collection, perhaps the most noteworthy being:
Tübingen/Romantic/Liberal theology commentaries
A lot of our classic commentaries are translated from their original German, and many of the commentators come from German schools of thought like the Tübingen school. F.C. Baur espoused this thread of biblical criticism, and you’ll find his works in this collection, along with volumes by:
- Friedrich Schleiermacher,
- E.W. Hengstenberg,
- J.H.A. Ebrard,
- William Wrede,
- Otto Zöckler,
- . . . and literally dozens more.
You’ll get many, many commentaries from the turn of the twentieth century that continue the analysis of dispensational theological interpretation. Obviously, you’ll want to begin with the man John Nelson Darby himself, as well as C.I. Scofield and R.A. Torrey. Some others you’ll want to include:
- The noteworthy Lutheran Joseph A. Seiss;
- G. Campbell Morgan;
- Alexander Maclaren, whose 33-volume Expositions of Holy Scripture was added to 2.0;
- A.C. Gaebelein;
- Lewis Sperry Chafer;
- and dozens of others.
You probably already know about John Wesley and Adam Clarke, but did you know we have another dozen commentaries from an Arminian perspective? When you organize your collections in Logos, be sure file resources by these authors under “Arminian-Wesleyan.”
- Milton Spenser Terry
- Daniel Steele
- David Keppel
- James Strong (yes, the creator of Strong’s Concordance)
- W.F. Lofthouse
- many others
This collection might take the most time for you to create! We’ve got all of John Calvin’s expositions in here, as well as commentaries by John Owen and William G.T. Shedd. You’ll probably include a lot of the dispensationalist commentators listed above, too. Make sure to keep an eye out for:
- Thomas Manton;
- Marcus Dods;
- T. Campbell Finlayson;
- John Gill;
- the French Reformed pastors Jean Monod and Jean Daillé;
- over two dozen Scottish commentators (you really could create a whole collection on Scottish commentaries);
- many, many more.
Get the library that opens the doors to the diversity of biblical theological interpretation—and see how these commentaries shaped the modern commentaries you read today. Get the Complete Classic Commentary Bundle 2.0 now!