Worship in the Early Church is a four-volume collection of excerpts from early Christian writings illustrating the Church’s liturgical practice in both East and West, from its Jewish beginnings through the end of the sixth century. Source material includes doctrinal and historical treatises, scriptural commentaries, sermons, letters, synodal legislation, early church orders, monastic rules, and baptismal and funeral epigrams. Each author or major selection is preceded by a short introduction containing such information as dates, country of origin, and various other background details. A bibliography of pertinent periodical and liturgical literature is given, as well as a bibliography referencing standard encyclopedias of religion and manuals of patrology.
via Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources (4 vols.) – Logos Bible Software.
First – you can get this entire set, hardcopy, from amazon for $270.00 or from Logos for 199.00, if not less with your academic discount.
Second, I’ll follow up with screenshots and reviews, but honestly, even a quick scan, these are awesome.
There is a lot that goes into preparing a sermon. You have to dig through layers of interpretation all the while attempting to evade your own inclinations and presuppositions. Logos appears to understand this age-old dilemma and is devoting much of its attention to simplifying the steps that a pastor takes to create a sermon and presentation, thereby saving time. So does this resource ultimately help a pastor out? Does it save the pastor time in research (or, maybe more importantly, is it worth the $93 asking price for all 1,500 Quotations)? The short answer is, yes.
1,500 Quotations For Preachers (with slides) by Logos Bible Software | The Brave Reviews.
Read what else he says…
I haven’t broached it yet — thought I might.
Here is the first image. More later.
You can find the item here.
Note, this resource was not provided by Logos for a review. Given my recent use of it and current geopolitical issues, I felt like highlighting this was something useful.
The description is here.
10 minutes is just not enough time, I tell you, just not enough time!
Some of the key points I tried to stress is that I found the LBGs suitable for the mid-level entry into biblical scholarship. Let’s be honest for a moment. Often times, we expect too much from annotated bibliographies. I think we often expect them to hand us the information on a silver platter. Stop that. It isn’t going to happen. On the off chance you do see it happening, you will be a bit worse for wear in the end. If you are looking for a one-stop shop on all things related to Pauline literature, you will be disappointed.
On the other hand, if you want to know how effective the Logos Bible Software is this is one of the most dynamic ways of finding out. The resources used are those available in the Logos library of resources. Some of these might in your library but all of them could be. Some may see this as a gigantic marketing ploy, but I beg to differ. This is more than a sophisticated search, but the authors have gone through and highlighted what you need from those sources. Logos also offers limited previews so for those you don’t have, you might find out why you need them.
Another point I wanted to make is that with the community notes feature, the research doesn’t have to stop there. The vibrant and sometimes argumentative (think, iron sharpens iron) Logos community can help to build these resources and really drive the potential.
I also like the key word studies and the slides accompanying the resource.
All in all, the dynamis of this resource is potentially huge.
Thought I’d share. This is a picture of various concurrent, but with different perimeters, searches I am performing in Logos at the moment. It is not just one search feature, but several, as many as you could want I guess. I have search a book, a few books, or my entire library… move on, hold my place, and search again someplace else.
We are currently near 44 on the list, so you have to scroll down. Go here and up vote us, please.
English: The logo for Apple Computer, now Apple Inc.. The design of the logo started in 1977 designed by Rob Janoff with the rainbow color theme used until 1999 when Apple stopped using the rainbow color theme and used a few different color themes for the same design. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I like to share what apps I’m using most frequently for my blogging needs, so here is my up-to-date list (sorted by device).
- Evernote-Cloud based notes, very versatile and able to be synced across all my devices. This is a must have. I find the free version is sufficient for my needs.
- Pocket-Formerly ‘Read It Later‘. I love this app. I use this to save those random web pages I find when i’m surfing the web. I can also access these pages on other devices.
- Logos-While I don’t have any of the big packages, I do have Luther’s Works. Nice to have access to 55 volumes in one convenient location.
- Kindle for Mac-I don’t usually read from my laptop, but will go back and make notes on my highlights.
- MarsEdit-My blogging app of choice on my laptop.
- Flipboard-I use Flipboard more for the political and tech stuff I read. Keeps my RSS reader focused on religion and theology.
- Instapaper-I don’t always have time to read blog posts when I’m going through Feedly. All I have to do is send them to Instapaper and I can read them when I have the time. I can also share articles across all major social media sites.
- YouVersion-As a Bible app, I love YouVersion as it has most of the translations I use (CEB, CEV, and NET). I only wish there was a NRSV version available. Translations can be downloaded for offline viewing.
- Kindle Reading App
- WordPress-Not used for blogging per se. Mostly used for checking stats, comments, etc. when I’m out an about.
- Feedly-My RSS reader of choice. Yes, it took me some time to get used to the interface, but after I got over my initial hangups, I love this app!
I’m always on the lookout for good, new app. If you have any suggestion, feel free to send them my way.
We recently announced that the Logos forums passed both the 100,000-user and the 500,000-comment thresholds. That’s a big deal—those numbers represent the worldwide community that’s sprung up around the importance of Bible study and the value of Logos Bible Software. Since then, we’ve been thinking of a unique way to celebrate.
Go my minions… go here and find out what and how.
Free Book, $20 Gift Certificate, and Special Discounts in the 500K Celebration! | Logos Talk: The Logos Bible Software Blog.
The great Latin poet, Virgil, holding a volume on which is written the Aenid. On either side stand the two muses: “Clio” (history) and “Melpomene” (tragedy). The mosaic, which dates from the 3rd Century A.D., was discovered in the Hadrumetum in Sousse, Tunisia and is now on display in the Bardo Museum in Tunis, Tunisia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
For those of you interested in learning a really important ancient language, like Greek, but somewhat easier…
New Steps in Latin is a three-book series designed for beginning level students. For maximum learning efficiency, the texts employ minimum explanation of grammatical principles and instead concentrate on the essential grammar, morphology, and syntax of simple, compound, and complex sentences. This offers students a complete graded introduction to Latin. Learning is done contextually through numerous examples of Latin texts. These volumes can be used alone as core texts or as supplements to cultural and reading-oriented courses.
Each book consists of 30 lessons intended for a year-long course in Latin. Taken together, the three books form a comprehensive introduction. Vocabulary in the series is based on Cicero,Vergil, Ovid, and Pliny. After completing New Steps in Latin, students will be ready to read these or other unaltered Latin authors.
The Introduction to Latin Collection provides students and instructors of Latin with everything they need to learn and teach this classic and culturally rich language. Introduction to Latin serves as an up-to-date and pedagogically effective first-year college grammar. The companion workbook supplements this solid grammar with challenging exercises, extensive vocabulary lists, and comprehensive English–Latin and Latin–English glossaries. With the innovative text By Roman Hands, students are propelled even further into the language and culture of the classical world through unadapted Latin inscriptions and graffiti as they actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls, and tombs. This collection unites the study of language and culture in a novel and compelling way, and provides all the tools needed for early Latin learners to grasp and discuss this enduring language.
And finally, here.
Vergil, Aeneid Books 1–6 is the first of a two-volume commentary on Vergil’s epic designed specifically for today’s Latin students. Along with this classic text, these editions navigate its complexities and elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain appreciation of the Aeneid. This volume includes the complete Books 1–6 in Latin with the most up-to-date notes and commentary by today’s leading scholars of Roman epic. A general introduction to the entire volume sets forth the literary, cultural, political, and historical background necessary to interpret and understand Vergil.
The commentary includes an introduction to each book, as well as shorter introductions to major sections to help frame salient passages for students. Line-by-line notes provide grammatical and syntactical help in translating, discussion of the most up-to-date scholarship, and explanations of literary references that help students make connections between Vergil and Homer. An appendix on meter clearly and helpfully demonstrates the metrical concepts employed in the Aeneid with actual examples from the text, giving students the framework for understanding Vergil’s poetic artistry. The glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical terms aids students in identifying and discussing the characteristic elements of Vergil’s style.
If you could see my desk, you see Logos on several screens. But you cannot. Instead, you’ll have to live with this one, on my iPad.
I haven’t figured it everything about it yet, but of my favorite features is the split screen.