Get some Italian resources!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Apr 28 2022 9:58 PM

This could be a market opportunity for Faithlife. I'm prefacing this suggestion with my own reason for asking, but it's way larger than just me.

I am studying Italian, so I thought it might be fun to see if there were any Logos books in Italian that I could poke around in. I have Giovanni Diodati Bibbia (Italian Bible 1649), which is not exactly the modern Italian I'm trying to learn. And it turns out there are NO other books in Italian available to me in the Logos catalogue. The only resources that come up when I search with the Language:Italian facet checked are these four:

The first is a PB, not available to purchase yet, and only one of its volumes is partially in Italian anyway.

The last is another edition of the Italian Bible that is only available as part of a Portuguese collection of bibles.

Filología Neotestamentaria is a journal that apparently has some articles in Italian, but it doesn't even come up in my library when I filter it by language:Italian. How does one find Italian articles in a 33-volume journal?

It seems to me that this complete dearth of Italian resources is a HUGE missed opportunity for Faithlife.

"Around the world, between 63.4 million and 85 million people speak Italian as their first language. According to Ethnologue, Italian is 21 on the list of the world's most widely spoken languages."

And with about 40,000,000 Catholics in Italy, that's a whole lot of potential Logos users.

There is an Italian Logos users group on Faithlife, but it's pretty tiny (actually most groups on Faithlife are pretty tiny so that's not saying much). Perhaps more Italians would use Logos if there were some Italian books available in it.

There are lots to choose from:

https://www.ibs.it/libri/religione-spiritualita/cristianesimo-c2497 

https://www.amazon.it/s?k=Libri-Cristianesimo

I would have no idea how to recommend which ones to start with. Perhaps the person who started that Italian Logos users group (Marco Ceccarelli) could make recommendations. His email address is there in the group.

I also have friends who planted an evangelical church in Rome if you want another contact person.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 29 2022 12:31 AM

Rosie Perera:
it turns out there are NO other books in Italian available to me in the Logos catalogue. The only resources that come up when I search with the Language:Italian facet checked are these four:

Note that the language tagging in the store sometimes is incomplete - I find exactly one book in Italian in my library, and this seems to have been missed in tagging the products: https://www.logos.com/product/192181/coronavirus-e-cristo (please don't regard this as an endorsement of the book or its author, but it may be good for learning a language, since the equivalent in English is available, both for free)

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fr.paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 29 2022 2:52 AM

For now, we have only this...

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/186385/1112105.aspx#1112105

Blessings!

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 29 2022 12:58 PM

There are many more modern official/papal Catholic documents available in Italian, either originally or in translation (usually from Latin) than are available at all in English. It would be nice to have some of them in Verbum.

"God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry." - The Curé d'Ars.

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Chris Yetzer | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 13 2022 1:21 PM

Just a caution, there is no such thing as a 1649 Diodati Bible. He died in 1649, the Bible on Logos is 1894.

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