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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 3 2018 6:24 AM

How about some courses to learn Latin, and maybe German?  We have them for Greek and Hebrew (although still need advanced courses on those), but none for Latin and German... which all four would give good foundation for most Biblical Scholarship over the Christian timeline.

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Anthony Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 4 2018 2:34 AM

Personally, German wouldn't be that beneficial. Rosetta Stone and a plethora of other language software is readily available and would be a hard sell if it's just basic German. Perhaps, an advanced course in German with an emphasis on German texts and how certain theologians used or wrote in German would be better.

Latin, on the other hand, is a must. I'd instantly buy this course. 

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 5 2018 11:04 AM

The thing with German, is there have been so many theological works produced in German. 

If you go to the Logos Store page, and select "Browse All Books", a quick look on the left under "Language" shows there are more resources in German than in Latin. 

*Now, of course that is just filtering Logos resources, because it also shows more resources in Spanish than Greek, and Chinese than German or Latin.  So this does not reflect categorical data of historical scholarship.

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 6 2018 7:40 PM

Anthony Sims:
Perhaps, an advanced course in German with an emphasis on German texts and how certain theologians used or wrote in German would be better.

Agree it needs to be more than just basic conversational German.  The following is available in Logos format as a starting point:

https://www.logos.com/product/33539/modern-theological-german-a-reader-and-dictionary 

It would be also great to see this get through community pricing. 

https://www.logos.com/product/55071/heaths-german-and-english-dictionary

 

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 7 2018 2:18 PM

doc:

The following is available in Logos format as a starting point:

https://www.logos.com/product/33539/modern-theological-german-a-reader-and-dictionary 

This has a dictionary... so what is the difference in the two resources?  Thanks for sharing

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 7 2018 6:51 PM

The Heath Dictionary would be more comprehensive, not restricted to "modern theological German".

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 10 2018 3:22 PM

doc:

The following is available in Logos format as a starting point:

https://www.logos.com/product/33539/modern-theological-german-a-reader-and-dictionary 

This has a dictionary... so what is the difference in the two resources?  Thanks for sharing

Steve Maling:

The Heath Dictionary would be more comprehensive, not restricted to "modern theological German".

Spot on Steven and because it is not a modern dictionary potentially useful if reading material in german closer to that time period.

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2018 11:14 AM

A great addition to Logos would be Introduction to Theological German by J.D. Manton. Published originally by Eerdmans, it is now available from Wipf and Stock: https://wipfandstock.com/introduction-to-theological-german.html

ALSO, I wonder if FaithLife could publish something for German akin to William Whitaker's Dictionary of Latin Forms which is already available in Logos.

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