The works of Roger Williams book descriptions jumbled

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 30 2020 2:37 PM

The recently published Works of Roger Williams have the book details jumbles on both the website in the details attached to the books themselves.

https://www.logos.com/product/49833/select-works-of-roger-williams

For instance for "Letters of Roger Williams" the decription reads:

Roger Williams’ most famous work, this 1644 text was written after his banishment from Massachusetts, while he was in England obtaining a charter for his own colony. Framing the work as a dialogue between “Truth” and “Peace,” Williams launches a harsh attack on the religious persecution in New England, arguing for toleration of all religious convictions, and separation between church and state.

Now this description can only really fit his work "The Bloody Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience", whose description reads:

Though known for his devotion to religious liberty and tolerance of religious minorities—including Quakers—in Rhode Island, Roger Williams was involved in a strange public controversy with prominent Quaker leader, George Fox. In 1672, Williams penned 14 propositions against the Quaker religion, challenging Fox—who was visiting Rhode Island at the time—to a debate. When Fox left without responding, three of his followers accepted the invitation. This work was published in 1676. It records the debate and surrounding events, and eventually spurred Fox to publish a reply the following year.

Then you have "The Blood Tenent Yet More Bloody", whose description reads:

Experience the devotional side of Roger Williams’ writings with this private letter to his wife Mary. Once while he was working away from home, Williams learned that Mary had been gravely ill and nearly died. Following this serious episode, she was facing anxieties about her own salvation, and he penned this letter to comfort and reassure her of God’s grace revealed in Scripture. Gain insight into Williams’ own faith and convictions with this letter, in which he notes that “the weakest child of God may get assurance of his spiritual life and blessedness, and the strongest may find discoveries of his Christian growth, and the means of it.”

Now this description is certainly not for this book.

Could this be fixed please, I do not know these works so I cannot take an informed view on every description and it is always possible that I missing something, but on first glance it all looks very shoddy and I cannot understand how it got through quality control, if you do have quality control?

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 3 2020 10:34 AM

I notice that the website has now been corrected, presumably the book information in the Logos applications will also be corrected in due course?

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 4 2020 8:47 AM

Mike Pettit:

I notice that the website has now been corrected, presumably the book information in the Logos applications will also be corrected in due course?

Yes, we are working on that!

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Joe Mayden | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 4 2020 9:22 AM

In the digital is there any help with the old english?

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Kenneth Neighoff | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 4 2020 10:51 AM

Joe Mayden:

In the digital is there any help with the old english?

Nope

You get the joy of trying to figure it out.

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 4 2020 2:24 PM

Joe Mayden:

In the digital is there any help with the old english?

I do not find the English difficult, it is much easier once it is in Logos in a modern typeface rather than in the original.

It is an order of magnitude easier than the Coverdale Bible (1535) or the Tyndale Bible (1536), It is extraordinary how the English language had modernised by 1644.   

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