Although no longer employed in academia, he regularly attends conferences and writes book reviews for The Observatory, as well as the occasional journal paper. Phillip is a regular commenter on this blog. One could also think that Sabine is a native speaker or, rather, a native writer of English.
Logos 8 Released Logos 8 is here! Logos Bible Software is a digital library application designed for intense Bible study. Bibles, commentaries, systematic theologies, dictionaries, concordances, lexicons, and more are all integrated into one interactive system to take your Bible study into the modern age.
No need to hunt down multiple books off your shelf and rifle through them to get to the right place. Logos Bible Software also offers seminary level classes by top notch biblical scholars for a fraction of the cost of taking them at a university.
Logos software can be used on PC or Mac and desktops or tablets. Two years since the launch of Logos 7, users have been fiercely speculating about the release of Logos 8. It has now been a few weeks since the official launch event and many of the bugs common with a new release of any computer software have been ameliorated.
Users have been overwhelmingly satisfied. Vast Improvements Workflows Whether you do expository or topical preaching, the workflows feature in Logos will help you create better sermons or classes.
With Logos 8, workflows allow you to type in any passage of scripture and have a ready-made study structure at your fingertips for exploring the passage in fine detail based on your resources.
Bibles, commentaries, systematic theologies and dictionaries get pooled together in a cohesive structure.
Step by step, a Logos 8 user will walk through the passage. First, by reading the passage in your default bible version. Second, by comparing that passage with other popular bible versions. Next, you will be guided to explore ancient near eastern concepts, themes, and practices or move through a detailed analysis of the original languages, or better understand people, places or events through a dictionary.
All of this in one place.
My personal opinion is that this tool alone will be worth its weight in gold. Logos does not draw any pre-selected or default conclusions. Rather it pools your entire library together and structures them for intense study.
Workflows consolidates it all in one place for easy use. Click here for a demonstration. Notes The Notes tool is probably the most important feature of Logos.
For example, every Logos Bible user utilizes the note taking tool to create their own personal study bibles.
One of the criticisms of past versions was that each resource in your library had its own distinct notes section. Consequently, it took some use of the temporal lobe and the search function to remember where specific notes in particular documents were located. The notes function was good but not fully robust.
Now notes are housed together in a notes section. Like Evernote, you can create specific notebooks or folders to organize all your notes topically or thematically. Logos has promised ongoing improvements and tweaks in the following months on this vitally important tool.
Canvas For those that are artistically inclined or know the importance of visuals to aid your congregation or class for better understanding, canvas will be a tool you will avail yourself of frequently.
The tool allows you to display verses and slick Logos graphics alongside each other.
If you are like me, there is exciting news. Logos allows users to share their work publicly and you can search and view other Logos 8 users who have used the canvas tool to see and use their handiwork. For example, enjoy this diagram flow produced by Phil Gons on 1 Corinthians On a side note, Logos users can share their notes, reading plans, workflows, and clippings publicly.
Speed Another criticism of past Logos versions was its lack of speed for this on demand culture. For those new to the software, Logos is not simply a digital file aggregator merely giving you access to digital versions of your favorite theology books.
Logos utilizes up to date modern algorithms that tag and tie key theological words, concepts and scripture passages into a cohesive system. Consequently when a new resource is added, Logos begins to tie all of your already existing resources with the newly added resource.The last few decades have witnessed a stunning resurgence ofphilosophical interest in God and theology.
Although much of thisrenaissance is focused on the rationality of theistic belief apartfrom evidence, there is a gathering movement in philosophicalcircles to re-establish natural theology's legitimacy in explainingGod's existence.
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Introduction Throughout Cosmology in Theological Perspective: Understanding our Place in the Universe, Olli-Pekka Vainio takes a look at the interaction between philosophy and science in the context of the universe.
In particular, he argues that philosophy and cosmology are inextricably linked, and therefore the study of the universe is inherently connected to religion. Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet living in Cumbria, England.
He is the author of several books, including the poetry collection Kidland and his fictional debut The Wake, winner of the Gordon Burn Prize and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award. Kingsnorth is the cofounder and director of the Dark Mountain Project, a network of writers, artists, and thinkers.
Objections To The Cosmological Argument The Cosmological Argument: In Hume’s Dialogues, part 9, the character Demea begins by summarizing the Cosmological Argument.
Everything, he says, has a cause or a reason. If we ask what causes something, it is some prior thing; and. The Cosmological Argument An important argument to try and prove the existence of God is the Cosmological Argument brought on by observations of the physical universe, made by Saint Thomas Aquinas, a thirteenth century Christian philosopher.