Logos and Reformed Theology

Published on March 15, 2014 by Igor Mateski

Logos and Reformed Theology

Logos Bible Software


Review by K. Scott Oliphint

I became a Logos user a number of years ago. My original intent was to be able to use the biblical languages, together with commentaries, in my own study of Scripture, teaching and preaching.

When I first received my Logos “package,” which is a collection of hundreds of bible study tools, books and resources, I was almost overwhelmed with the content I had available to me. After using it for a while, it became apparent that there were many resources that I accessed, read and used fairly frequently. There were some resources, however, that I doubted I would ever need.

So, I asked the Logos folks if there was any way they could customize a group of resources for a particular theological persuasion. At that time, the answer was, “Not yet.”

But that has since changed. Beginning this week, Logos will release its “Reformed base packages.” These packages are customized with the type of books and commentaries that would be of central interest for any who want, along with their study of Scripture, to study Reformed theology. Included in the packages, as usual, are their excellent tools and resources for the study of Scripture and biblical languages.

If I were to list all of the resources in the Reformed packages, it would take up too much space. But, just to pique nterest, the following volumes in theology are included in their most extensive Reformed package:

Outlines of Theology by A. A. Hodge
Westminster Confession of Faith, including the Larger and Shorter Catechisms
Historic Creeds and Confession
Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences (95 Theses)
Infant Baptism and the Silence of the New Testament
Institutes of the Christian Religion (3 vols.)
Systematic Theology (Hodge)
Dogmatic Theology (W. G. T. Shedd)
Systematic Theology (Strong)
Works of John Bunyan
The Unexpected Jesus
The Works of Jonathan Edwards (2 vols.)
God, Revelation and Authority
B. B. Warfield Collection (20 vols.)
Boice’s Foundations of the Christian Faith
The Commentary of Zacharias Ursinus on the Heidelberg Catechism
D. A. Carson “Love of God” Collection (3 vols.)
The Theology of the Christian Life in J. I. Packer’s Thought
The Works of John Owen (24 vols.)
William G. T. Shedd Collection (13 vols.)
Summa Theologica: English and Latin Bundle (30 vols.)
Tracts and Treatises of John Calvin (8 vols.)
The Major Works of Anselm of Canterbury
Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 vols.)
A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life
Herman Witsius Collection (11 vols.)
Louis Berkhof Collection (15 vols.)
Works of Robert J. Breckinridge (10 vols.)
A. W. Pink Collection
The Christian’s Reasonable Service (4 vols.)
Christian Theology (Benedict Pictet)
The Works of Zwingli (7 vols.)
Samuel Rutherford Collection (9 vols.)
James Henley Thornwell Collection (10 vols.)
Select Works of Geerhardus Vos (14 vols.-only Logos will have this resource)
Loraine Boettner Collection (8 vols.)
The Works of Augustus M. Toplady (6 vols.)
The Works of John Knox (6 vols.)
A. A. Hodge Collection (11 vols.)
John Huss Collection (7 vols.)
The Works of Thomas Goodwin (12 vols.)
Abraham Kuyper Collection (3 vols.)
Classic Studies on John Knox (15 vols.)
A. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)
Reformed Dogmatics (5 vols.)
The Works of Charles Hodge (29 vos.)
Robert Lewis Dabney Collection (11 vols.)

In Church History, this package includes (among others):

Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Documents Illustrating the History of the Church, AD 337–461, New Edition
Creeds of Christendom (Schaff)
J. N. D. Kelly’s Early Christian Doctrines and Creeds (2 vols.)
History of the Christian Church
Studies in the Reformation (3 Vols.)
The Letters of John Calvin (4 vols.)
The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians
The Doctrine of Justification: An Outline of Its History in the Church and of Its Exposition from Scripture
Primitive Christianity: A Survey of Recent Studies and Some New Proposals
Twenty Centuries of Christian Worship (Library of Christian Worship: Volume 2)
History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (5 vols.)
James Isaac Good Collection (16 vols.)
Classic Studies on the Scottish Reformation (7 vols.)
Classic Studies on the Scottish Church History (11 vols.)
A History of the Councils of the Church, (5 vols.)
History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin (8 vols.)

Add to this the excellent tools for Bible study that Logos has always been known for, and this is, literally, an unparalleled resource for anyone who wants to begin a deep and thorough study of Scripture and the Reformed theology that is produced by Scripture.

There is nothing like this anywhere. A few of these volumes alone would be worth the price of the package. Thanks to Logos for putting together unprecedented resources for those of us in the Reformed tradition. As of March 14, you should be able to peruse these packages at www.logos.com.

K. Scott Olipint is Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.



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