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Jordan Litchfield | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Sep 16 2019 4:37 AM

Hi Kyle, just wondering if the series, New Studies in Biblical Theology, could get included in the new "Biblical Theology" category in the Library? At least those that are in Monograph and not Bible Commentary.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 16 2019 8:19 AM

Jordan

Excellent question! "Biblical Theology" is a newer resource type that we've tried to limit the resource type to resources that attempt to tell the whole story of the whole Bible as Christian Scripture. They typically do this by:

  • focusing on God's action in history as it is recorded in the books of the Bible.
  • attempting to relate the meaning of the stories told in the Bible in terms that the Bible itself uses.
  • providing the basis of how text in one part of the Bible relate to all other parts of the Bible and serves as a basis for all theology.

The byproduct of this is we've avoided applying the resource type to more narrow monographs like this series.

HOWEVER

We'd love to do a better expose the richness of these resources. It's very closely related to a request MJ made a couple of weeks ago here.

I began working through a solution to the Biblical Monograph problem last week and I will absolutely consider these as I work through it.

Currently most of my solutions revolve around better exposing these resources in the Passage Guide and Factbook but don't necessarily involve expanding the resource type.

It would help me a great deal if you could enlighten me on how reclassifying them would help you in your studies. We'd love to come up with a solution that matches real world use cases.

Thanks!

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Jordan Litchfield | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 20 2019 5:34 AM

Kyle G. Anderson:

Excellent question! "Biblical Theology" is a newer resource type that we've tried to limit the resource type to resources that attempt to tell the whole story of the whole Bible as Christian Scripture. They typically do this by:

  • focusing on God's action in history as it is recorded in the books of the Bible.
  • attempting to relate the meaning of the stories told in the Bible in terms that the Bible itself uses.
  • providing the basis of how text in one part of the Bible relate to all other parts of the Bible and serves as a basis for all theology.

Kyle, that's a fair explanation and makes sense.

Kyle G. Anderson:

Currently most of my solutions revolve around better exposing these resources in the Passage Guide and Factbook but don't necessarily involve expanding the resource type.

It would help me a great deal if you could enlighten me on how reclassifying them would help you in your studies. We'd love to come up with a solution that matches real world use cases.

I've been thinking about this since you asked. I guess I personally find these resources most helpful when I am 1) preparing to preach on a book of the Bible and the topic/theme(s) the resource covers is either relevant to that book, or the resource covers the book itself (e.g. the NTSB volume on Ruth), or 2) preaching on a topic that is covered by one of the biblical theology resources.

I am not very technical, but I would guess that a good place for these to show up is in the Factbook and Topic Guide, where either a relevant chapter in a resource or the entire resource are referenced.

Hopefully some others with more Logos' expertise will weigh in on this.

Thanks for asking.

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 20 2019 10:01 AM

Thanks for the reply Jordan. Factbook/Topic Guide is definitely on the list of where we want to expose these better.

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