New Feature: Personal Letters Section (Feature)

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Jacob Cerone | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 14 2015 3:10 PM

What is it?

Personal letters provide unique insight into the convictions and thought of an author and illuminate the context in which that author lived and wrote. The Personal Letters section in the Factbook provides quick access to these texts. For instance, look up Jonathan Edwards in the Factbook, and find every letter within your library written by Edwards.

How does it work?

Open the Factbook and type in the name of an author. Now, you can not only see the works by that author but their personal letters.

    Where can I learn more?

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    MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2015 3:58 PM

    Will we be able to tag our Text Creation Partnership documents with Letter as we can for sermon? These are resources we don't expect Logos to tag further.

    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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    JH | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2015 6:00 PM

    I get no results for C.S. Lewis in Factbook (no Letters section), even though I own his entire collection. How do I make it appear?

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    Jacob Cerone | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Dec 14 2015 7:04 PM

    I'll take a look at this as soon as I get the chance (after I get my boy to sleep).

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    JH | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 15 2015 6:35 AM
    Jacob Cerone:

    I'll take a look at this as soon as I get the chance (after I get my boy to sleep).

    I confirmed that I have letters from Lewis via a manual search (and they are tagged as such). They just don't show up in Factbook. BTW, I am running Mac 10.11.2.
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    Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 17 2016 9:31 AM

    Jacob Cerone:
    Open the Factbook and type in the name of an author. Now, you can not only see the works by that author but their personal letters.

    I see that this tool can be used in the passage guide. Does it grab any letter with a given verse reference in it? I tried using it in the passage guide with a gen-rev search and came up with nothing. It should have at least picked up stuff from Edwards (2 vol. Set). Also nothing from Rutherford.

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    Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 17 2016 9:37 AM

    MJ. Smith:
    Text Creation Partnership documents

    MJ what is this?

    Can we now turn our PBs into fully functional sermon docs?

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    James Paton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 17 2016 10:20 AM

    Nothing shows up for John Wesley for me even though I have his letters

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    MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 17 2016 12:21 PM

    Liam:

    MJ. Smith:
    Text Creation Partnership documents

    MJ what is this?

    It is the organization that sits between the actual academic document collections and the Logos version of the American & British historical documents collections.

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    JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 17 2016 6:55 PM

    James Paton:

    Nothing shows up for John Wesley for me even though I have his letters

    I'm not near a computer at present to check, nor am I familiar with this feature. I would assume it depends upon the given resources being appropriately tagged. I also assume that FL will slowly add that tagging to resources along the way. Perhaps it hasn't been done for Wesley yet?

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    Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 17 2016 9:45 PM

    alabama24:

    James Paton:

    Nothing shows up for John Wesley for me even though I have his letters

    I'm not near a computer at present to check, nor am I familiar with this feature. I would assume it depends upon the given resources being appropriately tagged. I also assume that FL will slowly add that tagging to resources along the way. Perhaps it hasn't been done for Wesley yet?

    Correct. We've not extensively tagged the entire library yet. We've done the following:

    We'll do more over time, but we started with these based on how many people own them.

    We also hope to eventually add metadata to products on Logos.com so you can find resources that have certain kinds of markup and work with certain features like this.

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    Ron Lundin | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 22 2016 3:13 PM

    I have Logos Now, Reformed Diamond and Works of Jonathan Edwards. Factbook does not show "Letters". Do I need to activate something?

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    MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 22 2016 3:49 PM

    They should simply appear in the appropriate entries e.g.

    There isn't anything to activate - can you post of screenshot? I don't have Edwards to test ...

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    Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 23 2016 6:07 AM

    Ron Lundin:

    I have Logos Now, Reformed Diamond and Works of Jonathan Edwards. Factbook does not show "Letters". Do I need to activate something?

    Replicated lack of Letters in Factbook for Jonathan Edwards using Verbum 6.11 SR-2 and Logos 6.12 Beta 4:

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    Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 23 2016 8:39 AM

    Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

    Ron Lundin:

    I have Logos Now, Reformed Diamond and Works of Jonathan Edwards. Factbook does not show "Letters". Do I need to activate something?

    Replicated lack of Letters in Factbook for Jonathan Edwards using Verbum 6.11 SR-2 and Logos 6.12 Beta 4:

    Keep Smiling Smile

    Do you own this collection? https://www.logos.com/product/15471/the-works-of-jonathan-edwards

    It's the only works of Jonathan Edwards that have been tagged with personal letters.

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    Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 23 2016 12:08 PM

    Kyle G. Anderson:

    Do you own this collection? https://www.logos.com/product/15471/the-works-of-jonathan-edwards

    It's the only works of Jonathan Edwards that have been tagged with personal letters.

    Do not have any of the 26 volumes in => The Works of Jonathan Edwards (26 vols.) so do not have any resource with personal letter tagging for Jonathan Edwards.

    Do have => The Select Works of Jonathan Edwards (2 vols.) (included in many Bundles: e.g.  Reformed Starter+) and => God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards

    Edit: suggest changing "The" to "Select" for the The Select Works of Jonathan Edwards (2 vols.) resource names.  Volumes 1 and 2 currently begin with the same 34 characters as  The Works of Jonathan Edwards (26 vols.)

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    Ron Lundin | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 23 2016 6:31 PM

    Most helpful. I don't have the 26 volume set of Jonathan Edwards. Therefore this feature does not appear. Thank you for the clarification.

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    JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 23 2016 6:48 PM

    Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
    suggest changing "The" to "Select" for the The Select Works of Jonathan Edwards (2 vols.) resource names

    Good idea... but it would mean anyone's "resource specific" highlights would go into a new note document. Wink Devil

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