Get 25% Off N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God

paul-and-the-faithfulness-of-godFor more than a decade, N. T. Wright has been considered one of the leading experts on the life and theology of the apostle Paul. During January get Paul and the Faithfulness of God—widely regarded as N. T. Wright’s magnum opus—25% off!

Paul and the Faithfulness of God, is Wright’s next installment and in his continued study of Christian Origins and the Question of God. A number of Wright’s earlier books touched on Paul and his theology, however Wright’s latest addition is considered by most to be Wright’s essential work on Paul—the culmination of a lifetime of study and reflection on the church’s most important theologian and missionary.

If you’re looking to start a serious study on the theology of Paul, get Paul and the Faithfulness of God today! Not only will you get arguably the most important study on Paul but you’ll also save 25% on this resource that integrates seamlessly into Logos as a searchable, accessible and tagged resource.

Paul and the Faithfulness of God will be this generation’s most important work on Pauline theology—don’t miss your chance to save 25% on this revolutionary resource, download it today!

 

Massive Giveaway and Discounts During the 12 Days of Logos

12daysOfLogos-blogHeader620x180This Advent season Logos is adding a special new offer each day. Visit www.logos.com/christmas each day to find new resources. The latest added was the New International Commentary set, now on sale for 29% off.the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testament [Read more…]

Explore the Life and Writings of English Reformer Thomas Cranmer

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The Tractarians and the Church Fathers

Three_Holy_HierarchsOne of the major themes in the Tractarian Movement was the insistence that Scripture be read through the lens of what they called the Primitive Church. The authors of the Tracts for the Times argued, on many occasions, that the best way to gain understanding of the Scriptures was not by applying new methods of criticism being developed on the Continent, but by studying the writings of the Church Fathers.  They asserted that those writing in the first 500 years after the New Testament would have a better grasp of the meaning of Scripture than would someone 1,300+ years later.

Going even further, they argued that where Scripture was ambiguous or silent, tradition, especially the writings of the Church Fathers, could be authoritative.  If a practice was universal in the Primitive Church, it should be taken as normative for Christian belief and practice.

They argued that many of the theological problems in the Church were caused by a lack of knowledge about the Church Fathers. The problem they faced, however, was that there were no accessible editions of the Church Fathers.  There were either no English translations or they were prohibitively expensive and poorly done.

To remedy that, the Oxford men decided to begin a translation project of their own.  Conceived in the summer of 1836, the project was titled A Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church: Anterior to the Division of the East and West, though it became known simply as the Library of the Fathers. The first translation in the series was E. B. Pusey’s edition of Augustine’s Confessions, which came out in 1838.

The Tractarians’ high regard for the Fathers drove them to be meticulous and spare no expense in their translation work.  They scrutinized every manuscript, taking great care to make sure they had the best material available.  Projects were delayed or even cancelled when they weren’t confident that they had the best manuscripts to translate. When money ran out, they invested a great their own money to cover expenses and ensure the series could continue. The result of this care and commitment was a project that spanned almost 50 years and produced an excellent and accessible collection of the writings of the Church Fathers.

Get these classic works in Logos!

Logos is making these translations available in our enhanced format.  Now you can read jump back and forth between the Church Fathers and Scripture with a click.  Compare and contrast with other translations of the Church Fathers to get a deeper understanding of their writings. Perform custom searches to find out everything the Fathers say about important Anglican doctrines related to Baptism, the Eucharist or the Episcopacy.

Some of these volumes have already shipped and are available for immediate download. Many of them are still available through our community pricing and pre-pub programs where you can get in early and save.

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These titles are still available on community pricing. Check out the links below to bid and save up to 65%:

Select Sermons, Homilies and Treatises of St. Augustine (5 vols.), currently bidding at $28

Select Works of St. Ephrem the Syrian, currently bidding at $8

Homilies of St. John Chrysostom Upgrade (6 vols.), currently bidding at $18

These titles are available on pre-pub:

Homilies of St. John Chrysostom (9 vols.), pre-order for $142.95

Augustine’s Expositions on the Book of Psalms (6 vols.), pre-order for $69.95

The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, pre-order for $9.95

The Epistles of St. Cyprian with the Council of Carthage on the Baptism of Heretics and The Treatises of S. Caecilius Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, and Martyr are both available as part of Life and Works of Cyprian of Carthage (4 vols), pre-order for $62.95

Select Works of St. Athanasius, pre-order for $44.95

The Works Now Extant of St. Justin the Martyr, pre-order for $14.95

Tertullian’s Apologetic and Practical Treatises, pre-order for $17.95 (hurry! After this ships on May 21, 2014, the price will go up to $21.95)

These titles are live and available for immediate download:

Historical Tracts of St. Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria is available as part of the Life and Works of Athanasius the Great (7 vols.), $89.95

The Catechetical Lectures of St. Cyril, $27.95

The Confessions of St. Augustine, $5

Morals of the Book of Job (4 vols.), is available as part of the Medieval Preaching and Spirituality Collection, $274.95

St. Cyril of Alexandria’s Commentary on the Gospel according to St. John and Five Tomes Against Nestorius are available as part of the Works of St. Cyril of Alexandria (6 vols.), $135.95

Enhance your study of the Anglican tradition with the power of Logos Anglican Base Packages

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The theological tradition of the Anglican Communion is broad and deep, encompassing theological and philosophical ideas that are at times on opposite sides of an issue.  For this reason, the Anglican Communion has often been called the via media or middle way.  It tries to find what is valuable in various interpretations of Scripture and tradition and hold those in tension within a united worshipping community.  Consequently, the Anglican Church has very few “official” definitions of belief and practice that are normative for the whole communion.

This breadth of belief is grounded in a depth of resources going back to the origins of the Church.  Though the Anglican tradition was significantly affected by the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, Anglicans do not necessarily see the Reformation as a firm break with the beliefs and practices that preceded it.  Anglicans incorporate the works of medieval scholastics like Anselm and Aquinas as well as Church Fathers like Chrysostom and Basil into their understanding of the Christian faith.

Likewise, moving forward from the Reformation, Anglicans generally do not limit their theological study to specifically “Anglican” authors.  While they may draw heavily on the works of Thomas Cranmer or Richard Hooker, they are also deeply influenced by the works of the Catholic reformer Desiderus Erasmus or the devotional works of Francis de Sales.

More recently, Anglicans may read the works of Anglicans like Michael Ramsey or Rowan Williams alongside the works of Roman Catholics like John Meier and Raymond Brown.

For better or for worse these resources, though not all properly Anglican, inform the Anglican identity.  In fact, one could almost make the paradoxical statement that a proper Anglican understanding of the faith must be informed by at least some sources that don’t belong to the Anglican tradition.

While we Anglicans value this eclectic approach to understanding our faith, when a pastor or scholar needs to preach, teach or write on a particular topic, it can be quite a daunting task, requiring an incredibly large library and an enormous time investment.

This is where the power of the new Logos Anglican base packages can make in-depth study easier.  Our new Anglican base packages offer huge discounts on resources that matter most to Anglicans. The powerful Logos 5 software engine allows you to perform near-instant searches on a particular scripture reference or theological term. Moreover, Scripture and book references are tagged, allowing you quick access to a verse or idea in context. This combination allows you to own a large theological library that is accessible with a few keystrokes and a click!

Start your library by ordering one of our brand-new Anglican base packages today, visit www.logos.com/anglican

Welcome to Logos Anglican

Greetings from Logos Bible Software.  My name is Benjamin Amundgaard, I am the Anglican product manager at Logos and I would like to welcome you to our new blog: Logos Anglican.

What is Logos Anglican?

Logos Anglican is a brand-new product line from the world’s largest Bible software developer. Logos Anglican offers Anglican resources integrated into Logos Bible Software’s already massive library and powerful software. This gives Anglicans the ability to integrate Scripture, Reason, and Tradition like never before.

What to expect from this blog

Posts on the Logos Anglican blog will generally fall in one of three categories:

  1. Product updates: We’ll keep you up to date as new Anglican products become available in the Logos catalogue.  These posts will be more than just product promotion, however, they will contain background on the author and topic as well as show how the resource integrates into the existing Logos library.
  2. Articles that explore ideas that are important to Anglicans.  In addition to myself, we’ve got a solid lineup of guest bloggers who will keep the blog topped up with excellent content.  We will post articles on contemporary issues facing Anglicans as well as reflections on theology, history, poetry, and more! My hope is that these posts will both inform and generate discussion.
  3. How-to: From time to time, we’ll post short videos or step-by-step articles that show you how to better take advantage of the features of Logos Bible Software.

I pray that you find this blog useful and that it helps you grow in your knowledge of the faith.

If you have a suggestion or a request for a future post, please feel free to contact me.

Also, be sure to sign up for email notifications of new posts and please share this blog with friends and colleagues who might be interested.