Sermon search - when to use "Biography" or not in Creator search for Sermons

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Greg Rose | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, May 3 2020 6:03 PM

I'm trying to figure out when I should use {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~ <Biography Augustine of Hippo>}  which works - rather than {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~ "Augustine of Hippo"} which does not find any Augustine sermons.  It seems like for the Church Fathers the "Biography" may be required but then I found  {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~ <Biography Peter Chrysologus>}  doesn't work while {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~ "Peter Chrysologus"}  does work.  For non-Church Fathers it seems like just the name in quotes such as {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~ "John M. Ashley"}  works and {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~ "James A. Wallace"} works. For Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori, who would not be an early Church Father {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~ <Biography Alphonsus Maria de’ Liguori>} works.  I'm trying to figure out what the rule is for when to use "Biography" or when to use just the person's name in quotes, e.g. "James A. Wallace". I know I can go into the resource and do a right-click on the sermon to see the search parameters but I would think there would be a general approach so that I would not have to check each resource. If anyone can shed any light on this I would appreciate it.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 3 2020 6:08 PM

I simply always check for both - one always hopes that the Factbook match format with Biography is used but I never trust Logos coding. However when there is a Factbook entry, I report tags that do not use it as errors.

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