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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 11 2014 6:04 PM


Collected wishes from this thread in General:

Michael Gaskin:

1. Church Fathers

2. Encyclicals

3. CCC and then you can click on the actual references and read. (like the book, Companion to the CCC).

4. Pontifical Biblical Commission documents

5. Doctors of the Church.  Maybe a collection of all their writings? Goodness, that would be awesome!

6. Vatican II documents, not just the final ones, but the drafts as well.  (Got a course on V2 coming up!!)

Michael Gaskin:
7. Sacra Pagina New Testament Series

Dominick Sela:
8. The NEW Jerome Biblical Commentary, R. Brown, J. Fitzmyer, R. Murphy Editors

T MacLeod:
I'd love to see collections of works of more recent Catholic theologians (...) I'm thinking of people like Karl Rahner, for example)

Dan DeVilder:

I'd love to see the Liturgy of the Hours.  I personally own the abridged "Christian Prayer" book and use it daily for morning and evening prayers.  Having that in Logos would be a great benefit. along with the little "St. Joseph's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours."

Throw in Schnackenburg, too!  And the lesser known: "Will Catholics Be Left Behind" by Carl E. Olson.

MJ. Smith:

I would like to see two series: The Zaccheus Studies: New Testament and Interfaces.

MJ. Smith:

I've got one volume of the companion Berit Olam which I like very much but I went for the much more affordable Old Testament Message series for Carroll Stuhmueller on the Psalms first.

(...) I'm trying to catch the following commentaries as the volumes are released:

  • The Word Among Us Devotional Commentary series (non-Logos)
  • Orthodox Bible Companion (non-Logos)
  • Chrysostom Bible (non-Logos)
  • Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (one volume forthcoming in Logos)
  • Hippo/African Bible Commentary (non-Logos)

(...) I desperately want The Community Bible to be available in Logos; and I wish more of my money went to Logos rather than dead trees.

john joyce:

Navarre would be a good alternative.

If we have Ignatius on board the Scott Hahn has the NT Study Bible. Again he is well known by many.

I do have (I know again sorry) a special request for the NJB which bizarrely is not available to the British even though it is essentially British!

Contemporary  Catholic Theology (Gracewing Hayes & Gearon)) would be most welcome!

Jeremy Kritt:
An interesting rebuttal of Beottner is "Catholicism and Fundamentalism" by Karl Keating.


Missed this one:

MJ. Smith:
we need a Jaroslav Pelikan collection. [For those who don't know Pelikan is a Lutheran scholar who sounded Catholic and became Orthodox]

Michael Gaskin:


Catholic Encyclopedia - Edited by Scott Haun

The Church and the Bible - St. Paul Edition.  This is simply a book that lists all of the official Church documents for the last 1800 years.  Stops at 2007.  This book has most of the PBC documents, so it would take care of a lot of requests.

Thank you!


Michael Gaskin:
Code of Canon Law

The Latin-English edition by the Canon Law Society of America. And later on the CCL for the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches as well.

I also support most of what's been mentioned above.

Here are some further additions:

  • Catholic reverse interlinear[s ], so I don't have to keep the NRSV at the bottom of my priority list just to make Translation Rings and such work. (Remember, my prioritized Bible translations tend to be Swedish, Catholic or Jewish, none of which have RI's.) The NRSVCE should be fairly quick to do.
  • The Little Rock Catholic Study Bible (since MJ speaks so highly of it)
  • Office, Missals and other liturgical books for both the Western and the Eastern rites (full versions, including things like the consecration of churches and the consecration of virgins) (and well tagged, so they can be linked and compared)
  • Norman Tanner: Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils (2 vols) (expensive, but includes the original languages)
  • Neuner/Dupuis (ed): The Christian Faith in the Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church (latest edition!)
  • Austin Flannery: Vatican Council II. The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents/More Post Conciliar Documents (at least 2 vols.) (latest edition!)
  • Fergus Kerr: Twentieth-Century Catholic Theologians
  • Collections by:
    • Thomas More
    • Henri de Lubac (especially Splendor of the Church, Corpus Mysticum and Medieval Exegesis)
    • Yves Congar
    • Scott Hahn
  • Mark Shea: Making Senses Out of Scripture, and By What Authority?
  • A Catholic Spirituality Collection, part 2, with books like:
    • The rest of the works of St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila
    • St Catherine of Siena: The Dialogue
    • The early English mystics: Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, The Cloud of Unknowing
    • Jean-Pierre de Caussade
  • Jacques Maritain: An Introduction to Philosophy
  • FC Copleston: Aquinas, and A History of Philosophy
  • Paul J Glenn: A Tour of the Summa
  • Thomas Weinandy et al: Aquinas on Scripture. An Introduction to his Biblical Commentaries
  • Thomas Weinandy: Does God Suffer?: A Christian Theology of God and Suffering
  • Jéan Danielou: A History of Early Christian Doctrine before the Council of Nicaea (3 vols)
  • All the important patristic and medieval writers that are still missing
  • The introductory books on Patristics suggested here
  • The books on Liturgy suggested here
  • The ecumenical books suggested here
  • Hebrew Catholic authors, like Cardinal Lustiger and Israel/Eugenio Zolli
  • Various Orthodox resources like the EOB, the HOB, the Orthodox Study Bible, a good Catechism, the Way of the Pilgrim, Philokalia, Vladimir Lossky, Timothy/Kallistos Ware, Alexander Schmemann...
  • High quality Catholic Journals (I presume biblical and theological would sell best)

For Vyrso:

  • Maria von Trapp: the books behind Sound of Music (Very good, especially the first and last/third. Give a nice picture of Catholic family life. (The film only covers a small part, and not too faithfully.))
  • JH Newman's novels
  • GK Chesterton's novels
  • Georges Bernanos
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Michael O'Brien
  • TS Eliot: The Murder in the Cathedral
  • Dorothy Sayers: The Man Born to be King

And just in general, I want more books from publishers like Ignatius, Paulist, Cistercians, St Vladimir, Sheed & Ward, SCM...


Dominick Sela:

Pulling from old suggestions that I think are worthy:

It would seem that some of these from Walter Brueggemann might be worthy of inclusion in LOGOS - this list is from Wikipedia:



  • In Man We Trust: The Neglected Side of Biblical Faith. John Knox Press, 1972. ISBN 0-8042-0199-4.
  • The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith. Fortress Press, 1977, 2002. ISBN 978-0800634629.
  • The Prophetic Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1978. ISBN.
  • Genesis: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1982. ISBN-X.
  • The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1984. ISBN.
  • Hopeful Imagination: Prophetic Voices in Exile. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986. ISBN.
  • Hope Within History. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1987. ISBN.
  • To Pluck Up, to Tear Down: A Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah 1–25: International Theological Commentary on the Old Testament. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988. ISBN.
  • Finally Comes the Poet: Daring Speech for Proclamation. Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1989. ISBN.
  • First and Second Samuel: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1990. ISBN.
  • To Build, to Plant: A Commentary on Jeremiah 26–52: International Theological Commentary on the Old Testament. Continuum International Publishing Group, 1991. ISBN.
  • Interpretation and Obedience: From Faithful Reading to Faithful Living. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991. ISBN.
  • Abiding Astonishment: Psalms, Modernity, and the Making of History. Louisville: John Knox Press, 1991. ISBN.
  • Texts under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993. ISBN.
  • "The Book of Exodus". In The New Interpreter's Bible. Vol. 1. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994. ISBN.
  • A Commentary on Jeremiah: Exile and Homecoming. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998. ISBN-X.
  • Isaiah 1–39. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998. ISBN.
  • Isaiah 40–66. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998. ISBN.
  • 1 & 2 Kings: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary. Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2000. ISBN.
  • Deuteronomy: Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries. Abingdon Press, 2001. ISBN.
  • Prophetic Imagination. 2d ed. Fortress Press, 2001. ISBN.
  • David's Truth: In Israel's Imagination and Memory. 2d ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002. ISBN.
  • The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith. 2d ed. Overtures to Biblical Theology. Fortress Press, 2002. ISBN.
  • Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes. Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. ISBN.
  • An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination. Westminster John Knox Press, 2003. ISBN.
  • Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann. Fortress Press, 2003. ISBN
  • The Book That Breathes New Life: Scriptural Authority and Biblical Theology. 2005. ISBN.
  • Theology of the Old Testament. Fortress Press, 2005. ISBN.
  • The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006. ISBN.
  • Praying the Psalms. 2d ed. Cascade Books, 2007. ISBN 978-1-55635-283-6.
  • Prayers for a Privileged People. Abingdon Press, 2008. ISBN 0687650194.
  • An Unsettling God. Fortress Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8006-6363-6.
  • Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land. Synergy Books, 2010. ISBN 978-0984076079. Foreword to the book by Mark Braverman.

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 12 2014 3:59 AM

A lot of great suggestions. Did you notice how many of them ARE on Logos now? I remember when I first bought Logos back in the 90's, when about the only explicitly Catholic resource they had was the NAB. I had this fantasy then of getting works like the Catechism, the Code of Canon Law and the Summa Theologiae on Logos, with all those hyperlinks. Lo and behold, it has all come to pass - and then some. But, there's always room for more...

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 12 2014 5:08 AM

Sacra Pagina and Berit Olam are available now.  It took some time, but they are thankfully here.  Many, many more titles to go.

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Nick Steffen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 12 2014 8:34 AM

A fantastic list, and it's so exciting to see how many are available. I would still love to see Henri de Lubac and others (can you imagine how helpful a fully tagged version of Medieval Exegesis would be) but they're really doing a great job.

Might I add that it would be nice to see more Neo-Scholastic works added. For example,

Neo-Scholastic Theology and Philosophy Collection (24 vols.)

Perhaps Garrigou-Lagrange and others too?

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 12 2014 11:48 AM

Nick Steffen:

Perhaps Garrigou-Lagrange


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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 12 2014 3:00 PM

MJ. Smith:
Been a long time ... so let's walk down memory lane and ask again

I had the same thought. I'm glad I postponed it till today and let you do the job.Big Smile

Nick Steffen:

I would still love to see Henri de Lubac and others (...)

Perhaps Garrigou-Lagrange and others too?

Vote for Add more 20th century Catholic theology.Smile

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 12 2014 3:21 PM

Thou shalt not covet. Talking to myself and the other Adventist. We admire the amount of resources you have. We are still limping along. 

All Religious Education in Logos Bible Software. Logos Youtube Channel

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 13 2014 4:56 AM

You're always welcome to come over, Lynden.  The water is warm.

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Disciple96 | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 18 2014 8:34 PM

Nick Steffen:

Perhaps Garrigou-Lagrange and others too?

👍 Oh, yes, please! I discovered Fr. Reginald's writings when I was still a Buddhist. Reading the Three Ages of the Interior Life was mindblowing. At that time I had no idea that anything like that existed in Christianity. Mix in Scott Hahn's tapes and the Catechism, along with some encyclicals and writings of the saints, and poof! The Buddhist became Catholic. Would love to study Fr. Reginald with Verbum. Some of his work has never been translated into English.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 28 2019 2:16 PM

Nick Steffen:

Might I add that it would be nice to see more Neo-Scholastic works added. For example,

Neo-Scholastic Theology and Philosophy Collection (24 vols.)

It's finally over the line! Get your bids in now.

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Hamilton Ramos | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 21 2019 6:24 AM

Hi MJ:

I would be interested in having a Moral Theology Mobile ed course.

There are some videos available in youtube, but not like Mobile ed course, with transcripts, suggested readings, etc.

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