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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 1 2012 6:24 AM

I was thinking about how much I appreciate having the journals collections in Logos. [And there are some in the pipeline which will be released before too long.] It leads me to two questions.

1] Are there any other journals that you think NEED to be in Logos?

2] Which of the journals that we have already in Logos are most beneficial to you?

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 7:00 AM

Ron Corbett:

I was thinking about how much I appreciate having the journals collections in Logos. [And there are some in the pipeline which will be released before too long.] It leads me to two questions.

1] Are there any other journals that you think NEED to be in Logos?

2] Which of the journals that we have already in Logos are most beneficial to you?

This is hard question to answer.  It is hard because it all depends on your theological bent and what you will be using them for.  For an example, I love the The Journal of Biblical Literature (26 vols.), but I do not use it for sermon prep.  I do use it when I am putting a Bible study together.

For me personally, I do not like most of the journals that are available, and this comes from the fact that they have (in my eyes) a very conservative bent to them.  Not that this is wrong or bad, because I enjoy my very conservative dictionaries and commentaries.  I simply do not want to spend my money on conservative journals.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 7:09 AM

Ron Corbett:
1] Are there any other journals that you think NEED to be in Logos?

I'd like to see:

  • Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies
  • The Bible Translator
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
  • Catholic Bible Quarterly
  • Evangelical Quarterly
  • Expository Times
  • Interpretation
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
  • Journal of Pentecostal Theology
  • Journal of Theological Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Novum Testamentum
  • Paraclete
  • Vetus Testamentum
  • Vox Evangelica
  • Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft

This list inevitably reflects my own interests.

Ron Corbett:
Which of the journals that we have already in Logos are most beneficial to you?

In order:

  1. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
  2. Journal of Biblical Literature
  3. Westminster Theological Journal
  4. Tyndale Bulletin
  5. Themelios
  6. Evangelical Review of Theology
  7. Bibliotheca Sacra
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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 7:14 AM

tom collinge:
This is hard question to answer.  It is hard because it all depends on your theological bent and what you will be using them for. 

I was thinking the same thing but did not know how to put it politely but there is always the 30 day guarantee as well.

Ron, if you would like to email me a rick68 at vqme(.net)-not com I can maybe help you by sending a sample article from the journals. I'll send you back a list of the journals and you can give me a topic and we'll go from there. Just for the record and your peace of mind, I will not continue to send email or forward emails to you after we are finished.

Peace  Smile

Romans 14:19 (NRSV)
19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 9:46 AM

I am trying to better organize what I do have so my searches can be more productive.

If I were trying to categorize my journals, what kind of system might be most effective?  

As my library grows, I need to give more consideration to these kinds of efforts.

For example, if I was trying to understand the passive form of "go" in Mat 28:19-20 which journal series might help most.

Mark Barnes:

In order:

  1. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
  2. Journal of Biblical Literature
  3. Westminster Theological Journal
  4. Tyndale Bulletin
  5. Themelios
  6. Evangelical Review of Theology
  7. Bibliotheca Sacra

When I set up My Collections, i usually number the resources that I want to see at the top of my searches. Ie - 01_JETS, 02_JBL, etc. This is what I would like to do with my ALL JOURNALS Collection. But I think I do need to have a better overview of the journals already in my Library. Thanks Mark, for this list.

And thanks Rick, I e-mailed you already with some further background. Maybe that can help :)

 

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 10:28 AM

Ron Corbett:
And thanks Rick, I e-mailed you already with some further background. Maybe that can help :)

Hi Ron, I replied to your email.

Peace  Smile

Romans 14:19 (NRSV)
19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 1:40 PM

Mark,

How do I make a Collection of 6-7 journals? I have been at it w/no success so far.

EDIT

Latest attempts: type:journal AND series:(evangelical,tyndale,westminster,Bibliotheca,themelios,"review of theology",) This is starting to get me to where I want to be.

It pays to keep at it :)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 1:51 PM

Ron Corbett:

How do I make a Collection of 6-7 journals? I have been at it w/no success so far.

Use a rule like this:

series:("bibliotheca sacra","journal of biblical literature",themelios,"tyndale bulletin","westminster theological journal")

 

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 1:54 PM

Thanks Rosie,

I am starting to have a breakthrough with this idea. Your suggestion is also helpful.

EDIT: Actually, yours is the way to go - thanks.

PS- next time I need to concentrate like this, I am going to turn off the football games (esp. the Jets)

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 2:36 PM

Here is an idea for thsoe that have some extra time on their hands. There are many good Journals (some are available in logos and some are not) that are available at no cost online. The screen shot below demonstrates an idea you might want to try for yourself.

Basically what I did was copy the Table of contents (which in this particular case includes a brief decsription of the article; applied some simple tagging and created a PB for that journal. In the PB if you click the link it takes you to the web page where that journal article resides.

The advantages:

It is searchable in Logos and the results will likely return an article (if one exists) that specifically relates to the search topic rather than just mentioning the word or phrase. Because you are really just creating a link to a web site, there should not be any worries about copyrights.

It gives you the ability to access journals that Logos does not offer through a PB stored in your library.

The disadvanatges:

Beyond the topic search, you cannot really benefit from the power of L4. If you think you would use the journal for more than reading about a certain topic; and it is one logos offers, you would probably be better off buying that resource.

You do not have the ability to search the text of the article itself

This may be something you want to try...or notBig Smile  

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 3:09 PM

Great idea, Fred! Has anyone had time to make a good list (or know of one already online) of theological journals that are available in full text online with no subscription?

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Doc B | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 4:24 PM

Fred Chapman:
Here is an idea

Fred, any chance you could develop a step-by-step wiki article on how to do this, including a list of journals and their URLs?

Looks like a great idea.

My thanks to the various MVPs. Without them Logos would have died early. They were the only real help available.

Faithlife Corp. owes the MVPs free resources for life.

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Alan Charles Gielczyk | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 5:21 PM

Ron Corbett:

Thanks Rosie,

I am starting to have a breakthrough with this idea. Your suggestion is also helpful.

EDIT: Actually, yours is the way to go - thanks.

PS- next time I need to concentrate like this, I am going to turn off the football games (esp. the Jets)

Well you don't have to worry about turning off the Jets game for another nine monthsDevil, sorry, couldn't resist.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 5:56 PM

Mark Barnes:

I'd like to see:

  • Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies
  • The Bible Translator
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
  • Catholic Bible Quarterly
  • Evangelical Quarterly
  • Expository Times
  • Interpretation
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
  • Journal of Pentecostal Theology
  • Journal of Theological Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Novum Testamentum
  • Paraclete
  • Vetus Testamentum
  • Vox Evangelica
  • Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft

 

I would add to Mark's list Homiletic & Pastoral Review (who just stopped their paper version and went 100% electronic!), and The Bible Today. Both are excellent scholarly journals with many Bible references in them.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 6:03 PM

Rosie Perera:

Has anyone had time to make a good list (or know of one already online) of theological journals that are available in full text online with no subscription?

Here's a start.

We could all contribute to this list, and perhaps someone can curate it later on the wiki.

Direction Journal (Mennonite): http://www.directionjournal.org/toc/

Theology Today (Princeton Seminary): http://theologytoday.ptsem.edu/search/index-browse.htm

Word & World: Theology for Christian Ministry (Lutheran): http://www2.luthersem.edu/word&world/archives_indexes.asp

Christian Historyhttp://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/

I also found this list of open access journals on religion, which include several on the Bible and Christian Theology.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 6:40 PM

I'd provided a toolbar in L3 with 60 or so journals.

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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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 6:48 PM

MJ. Smith:

I'd provided a toolbar in L3 with 60 or so journals.

Ah, that's another feature in L3 I hadn't known about that isn't available in L4. Presumably you could share toolbars with others as well? It would be nice to have that ability in L4.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 7:23 PM

Rosie Perera:
Presumably you could share toolbars with others as well? It would be nice to have that ability in L4.

Yes, to some extend the Reading Lists allow a similar function although it isn't their original purpose.

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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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 1 2012 7:36 PM

Since you have them in L3, could you post the URLs of all of those? It would save us all the time of Googling, though it would take you some time copying and pasting.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 2 2012 2:45 AM

Rosie Perera:
Since you have them in L3, could you post the URLs of all of those? It would save us all the time of Googling, though it would take you some time copying and pasting.

This list is fairly comprehensive of online journals (though it also includes many journals that aren't online, or aren't free).

http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk/index.php?page=PeriodicalsA

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