Zondervan Counterpoints vs. Spectrum Multiview Series?

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Olli-Pekka Ylisuutari | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 1 2020 11:43 PM

Hello, everyone!

Now that the March Matchup went overtime, Logos has this item on sale:


Logos also has this item on sale in the July Monthly (IVP US) Publisher Spotlight:


Both the Zondervan Counterpoint Series and the IVP Spectrum Multiview Series seem to have a similar kind of method: “Five views/four views/three views etc. on a named theological or philosophical topic…”

SMS seems to have 21 vols., ZCS has 35 vols. SMS is cheaper, ZCS costs a bit more.

Already looked at the older threads, and in one of them (https://community.logos.com/forums/t/44175.aspx) Dennis Parish wrote: “The IVP seems to address a wide range of opinions, while the Zondervan addresses opinions mainly within the evangelical community.”

My questions to you: Are they of equal quality (generally speaking) in your opinion? How about the comprehensiveness of each series and/or volume you have read (besides the quantity of individual vols.)? Which do you prefer? If you had to choose between these two, which would you buy? Why?

Already appreciate your input!

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Nicholas Roland | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 2 2020 6:36 AM


I think Dennis's assessment is accurate. I have read from both series and find them to be excellent and very helpful. The IVP series generally does pull from a more broad range of scholars. The best advice I know to give is to look through the topics covered in each series and see which would be most helpful to you at this time.

Happy shopping!

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Olli-Pekka Ylisuutari | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 12 2020 12:41 PM

Thanks, Nicholas, for your opinion! Smile

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 12 2020 4:32 PM

This thread might help: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/140556.aspx 


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