Catholic Resources: Need Your Recommendation

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 12 2011 10:04 PM

Hello sisters and brothers who are Catholics and who use Logos software,

I am thinking about getting some resources on Catholic theology.  I am not a Catholic, but am interested in having some resources on doctrines and theology of the Catholic Church.  There are two collections in pre-pub right now, and I don't know which one I should consider:

Catholic Theology and Dogma (8 volumes) by various authors

Dogmatic Theology (12 volumes) by Joseph Pohle

My goal is to understand the basic tenants of the major Catholic doctrines and theology, why Catholics believe in those doctrines, and the origins of such doctrines, theology, and beliefs, etc. I realize that it would be impossible to expound all in just one or two volumes, but I do wish Logos offered a one or two volume resource on the Catholic doctrines, theology, dogma,etc, that is current and accessible to non-Catholics.

Of the two collections listed above (and perhaps other resources offered by Logos such as the Vatican II Documents), which one do you recommend?

thanks,

David

 

 

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 12 2011 10:25 PM

Two threads that may be helpful: Last Chance for Catholic Dogma Collection and Catholic Theology and Dogma collection

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 13 2011 12:45 AM

David L Bailey:

There are two collections in pre-pub right now, and I don't know which one I should consider:

Catholic Theology and Dogma (8 volumes) by various authors

If you were to ask me outside of Logos I would mention:

Faith of the Early Fathers: Three-Volume Set by William A. Jurgens

Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition by U.S. Catholic Church

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Joseph Ratzinger; Pope Benedict XVI

Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma by Dr. Ludwig Ott
Sources of Catholic Dogma by Henry Denzinger
Documents from the Councils (Vatican II is now in prepub)
Notice there is significant overlap with the Catholic Theology and Dogma collection. Plus it is coming out soon as opposed to gathering interest. You'll never understand Catholic theology without the history (Jurgens, Denzinger, Compendium) and the levels of certainty (Ott).

 

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 13 2011 1:44 AM

Thanks, Scott.

Those links were very helpful.  After reading the forum comments, I made my decision.  See my next post.

David

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 13 2011 1:54 AM

MJ. Smith:
Documents from the Councils (Vatican II is now in prepub)
Notice there is significant overlap with the Catholic Theology and Dogma collection. Plus it is coming out soon as opposed to gathering interest. You'll never understand Catholic theology without the history (Jurgens, Denzinger, Compendium) and the levels of certainty (Ott).

Thank you, MJ, for those links to the book versions.  I have added the Logos pre-pub resources, Catholic Theology and Dogma and Vatican II, to my account.  Indeed, the one by William Jurgens looks very interesting.  I have the Early Church Fathers in Logos, so this awesome resource will be sufficient for now.

God Bless,

David

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Mike Estes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 16 2011 11:58 AM

MJ. Smith:


I'm new to how the publications are added to the Logos library, but is there any chance that the two books on the Catechism of the Catholic Church would be added to the library of publications available to the Logos Software?

Thank you,
Mike

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 16 2011 12:33 PM

Mike Estes:
but is there any chance that the two books on the Catechism of the Catholic Church would be added to the library of publications available to the Logos Software?

We are free to suggest titles here and at suggest@logos.com. Logos uses the suggestions as one piece of the decision as to what to offer. They also have two programs in which a sufficient number of users must agree to purchase the books to meet production costs before a book is published. I would expect the CCC to be on their radar and eventually be made available but have no guess as to when.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Greg B | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 17 2011 5:09 AM

David L Bailey:

Thanks, Scott.

Those links were very helpful.  After reading the forum comments, I made my decision.  See my next post.

David

Just wanted to make sure you saw this opportunity in community pricing: http://www.logos.com/product/8511/the-catholic-encyclopedia

 

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