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Robert Peters | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 9 2015 7:10 AM

It would be nice to have some type of tool that categorizes different systematic theology concepts with verses in the Bible. 

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 8:00 AM

Now that is an intriguing idea!

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Eli Evans (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 9:42 AM

Yes, quite.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 10:03 AM

I would assume you would want to be able to filter it by tradition as well.  And I'm glad to see Eli was intrigued by this too!

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Robert Peters | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 10:08 AM

yes that could be another option

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Donnie Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 11:10 AM

Robert Peters:
It would be nice to have some type of tool that categories different systematic theology concepts with verses in the Bible.

I haven't gotten to try out the new L6 "Label" feature as much as I'd like. But isn't that something that could be accomplished with labels? And if Faithlife allowed "community labels", then these kinds of ideas could be developed in a crowdsourced fashion, at least taking it far enough that Faithlife gets a practical idea of how a specific type of curated content would be used.

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Am I missing something here?

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Robert Peters | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 11:17 AM

The tagging feature does something totally different then a explorer. The tagging features allows one to see everything tagged in verses I or another person have selected. But a explorer would allow it as a more visual tool.  One is more visual whereas the other is more searching then finding it. 

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 11:25 AM

Donnie Hale:

Robert Peters:
It would be nice to have some type of tool that categories different systematic theology concepts with verses in the Bible.

I haven't gotten to try out the new L6 "Label" feature as much as I'd like. But isn't that something that could be accomplished with labels? And if Faithlife allowed "community labels", then these kinds of ideas could be developed in a crowdsourced fashion, at least taking it far enough that Faithlife gets a practical idea of how a specific type of curated content would be used.

"Logos Anytime."

Am I missing something here?

Donnie

Thinking along the lines of an interactive tool much like the Psalms Explorer or the Festivals and Feasts Explorer

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 12:09 PM

Robert Peters:

It would be nice to have some type of tool that categories different systematic theology concepts with verses in the Bible. 

great suggestion!

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Shawn Bumpers | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 2:54 PM

Great idea!

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Jeffrey S. Robison | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 9 2015 4:50 PM

This is an awesome idea!

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 20 2015 6:36 PM

I find it interesting that shortly after this post was made FL asks for volunteers to work on a Systematic Theology project..... HOPING!

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Tim Bray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 21 2015 2:19 AM

+1 YesYes

 

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 24 2015 9:55 PM

Since I plan to major in Theology for my Ph D, anything Faithlife/Logos could do to better Theology studies (your idea is fantastic) would be great!

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Sarel Slabbert | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 24 2015 10:09 PM

Yes

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 5 2015 11:25 PM

Robert Peters:

It would be nice to have some type of tool that categorizes different systematic theology concepts with verses in the Bible. 

We have several ideas in the works along these lines.

A future release will likely include a new Systematic Theologies guide section, similar in nature to the Ancient Literature and forthcoming new Grammars guide sections.

We're also considering an interactive resource that allows you to browse systematic theologies and theological topics by a number of different categories.

Longer term, I'd love to see us develop a taxonomy of systematic theological topics where each topic would be categorized under one or more of the main areas of systematic theology and would have parents, siblings, and children, as appropriate. I'd also love to see us develop a dataset of controverted theological issues, along with the various positions / schools of thought on those issues, with fairly thorough lists of proponents (and opponents), linked to the sources where they defend their perspective. Think of the multi-view books, just way better. :)

Bible passages used in defense of various positions would also be a nice extension of this data.

We're eager to make Logos a must-have tool for serious theological study, like it currently is for exegetical study.

You can see some of the early work we're doing in this Faithlife group.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 1:35 AM

I've no real interest in Logos dividing theologians into various theological camps (I'd rather do that myself), but I would LOVE to have sections of systematic theologies tagged so they appear in the appropriate sections of the Factbook, Topic Guide and Sermon Starter Guide. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 2:04 AM

If by systematic theology you mean starting with the early church fathers and tracing the history of theological concepts forward, this could be interesting, even a valuable contribution to theology. If you mean starting with some contemporary textbooks and linking into their categories, this could be a monumental waste of time from my perspective - not that I'm ever opinionated. Wink

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Robert Peters | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 5:31 AM

Mark Barnes:
I would LOVE to have sections of systematic theologies tagged so they appear in the appropriate sections of the Factbook, Topic Guide and Sermon Starter Guide. 

I second this idea. I think all the suggestions would be helpful to the various users logos has: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Particularly having a theology section in the exegetical and sermon starter guide would help bridge the text to systematic and biblical theological topics. 

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 6 2015 5:45 AM

MJ. Smith:
If by systematic theology you mean starting with the early church fathers and tracing the history of theological concepts forward, this could be interesting, even a valuable contribution to theology. If you mean starting with some contemporary textbooks and linking into their categories, this could be a monumental waste of time from my perspective - not that I'm ever opinionated. Wink

Bingo. Not that contemporary categories should be wholly ignored or are invalid, but that Faithlife's systematic theology tools should be a lot more historically aware than many of today's systematic theologians. As with Western philosophers, new theologians (their own protestations to the contrary notwithstanding) typically fit much better into older categories than old theologians fit into new ones. Likewise theological positions. Furthermore, since the disciplinary divisions of formal theology are and have been for some time controverted issues, the best way to deal with them is to trace the historical divisions and their development. This isn't hard to do, and it would avoid allegations of arbitrary divisions and have a broader ecumenical relevance than other approaches.

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