Timeline Tool Question

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George Hopman | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 18 2019 8:49 PM

I'm doing a history paper on African-American Christianity after Emancipation.  I want to use the timeline tool to reflect the growth of the African-American church.  Is there a way to filter the results to produce something useful?

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 19 2019 4:28 PM

Not that I could see ... I found a single event in 1865. Maybe others can.

Christianity Today had a nice African-American Christian timeline, but later than what's available in Logos.

I assume you've already consulted:

https://www.amazon.com/Through-Storm-Night-Christianity-Experience-ebook-dp-B005CPYE82/dp/B005CPYE82/ 


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George Hopman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 20 2019 9:17 AM

Yes, I have that book and ten more on the subject. Yes, I have consulted the Christianity Today site for this.

I thought it might look good to insert a timeline pertinent to the subject in my paper.  It does not look like Logos has the capability to do what I'd like.

Thanks!

Blessings!

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 20 2019 1:33 PM

Well, you're right ... since the Logos timeshare ... oops ...  timeline tool came out, it's been pretty much a whole bunch of stuff dumped into a database, poorly categorized, etc. In 10 years, I've used it zero times (though I keep trying).

But in the good old days, Libronix (affectionately known as Libby) let you build your own. And indeed Accordance as well. The latter also appears to let you 'roll your own' interlinear too (haven't tried that).

Anyway, your idea was good.


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Josiah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 20 2019 4:07 PM

I'd be curious to hear how (if?) anyone currently uses the timeline tool.  Perhaps the "time period" tool would be a better name.  It does not seem to have an usefulness for looking at events chronologically in time (scrolling left to right), but rather for looking at bunch of events that occurred at a given point in time (scrolling up and down).

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 20 2019 6:14 PM

Josiah:

I'd be curious to hear how (if?) anyone currently uses the timeline tool.  Perhaps the "time period" tool would be a better name.  It does not seem to have an usefulness for looking at events chronologically in time (scrolling left to right), but rather for looking at bunch of events that occurred at a given point in time (scrolling up and down).

It's pretty exasperating and useless IMO. I had hoped they would one day bring back the timeline editor, but they've made it clear they have no plans to ever do that. Pity. It would be such a useful thing for Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, and self-study Christian history nerds.

George Hopman: There are other timeline tools out there, some even free (though I'm guessing you get what you pay for). I suggest using one of those to make your own, using data that you can find in Logos resources, the Christianity Today site, and elsewhere. Google timeline creation and you'll find a bunch.

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