- This group is due for an update 😁
- Hi I am a Logos user whose personal study has led to the orthodox church. I read the way of the pilgrim and would like recommendations of logos books to read for further understanding - of the faith and theology particularly atonement. I have the orthodox starter library but am at sea with authors and books in this denomination, and I am very careful with each spend. I live in New Zealand and there is no orthodox presence in the region that I can identify.
- Good afternoon Robyn, hope you are well. Are you new to Christianity generally or Orthodoxy specifically? If the latter may I ask what denomination church you are familiar with? You mention the orthodox starter library - is that the Logos pack for $250USD? I find these things may be very comprehensive but the vast bulk of the material will (probably) go unread. I really don't know why anyone would think you actually would need all those books! The Orthodox Study Bible: with notes - is important - The translation is not terrific, but the notes & references are. there is a lot of great material in this book. Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology by Andrew Louth. Anything by this author is to be recommended. Very sound & accessible. Elements of Faith: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology by Christos Yannaras. another author highly recommended. Anything by Bishop Kallistos Ware is also good. There are a few other writers I recognise in the Logos list but they are a little more - shall we say advanced - and probably not for someone just starting out in Orthodoxy. This is the link to a local parish here in Brisbane - it's English speaking https://holyannunciation.net/ They also broadcast their services live on Facebook - Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane Also a list of ROCOR (Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia) http://www.rocor.org.au/?page_id=2 Sorry to go on so long - but I hope this helps. I don't know what parishes may be near to you. You may need to search for local Greek Orthodox and Antiochian Churches. 'Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty dominion and power both now and forever. Amen'.
- Barry Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply. I am a protestant who loves to study the bible and is still searching particularly in prayer. I have made a note of your suggestions. Is there a particular view /book on atonement that I would benefit from reading ?
- Hi Robyn - sorry for delay in replying. I am not aware of any particular text on atonement. Generally speaking I think that it is considered a Catholic doctrine and as such would be approached by Orthodoxy under a different name. keep wee. Barry.
- Hello All, I just want to check in on the general attitudes of the Filioque controversy that is being clarified by RC in 1995, and deemed resolved by the North American Bishops (Orthodox and Catholic). What is your stand on those explanations?
Clark Wilson — EditedHere's a link to a summary of meeting results in 2003: https://www.usccb.org/news/2003/north-american-orthodox-catholic-theological-consultation-issues-agreed-statement I didn't see a link to the full text of the agreed statement.North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Issues Agreed Statement on Filioque, a Question that Divided the Two Communions for Many Centuries | USCCBWASHINGTON (October 28, 2003) -- The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation concluded a four-year study of the Filioque on October 25, when it unanimously adopted an agreed text on this difficult question that has divided the two communions for many centuries.www.usccb.org
- Clark Wilson started a discussionDiscussLogos hints and tricks
The following is a duplicate of a post I did in the main discussion:
I discovered one thing. If you "hide" a resource it isn't consulted in searches, etc., etc., and it seems to be omitted from the home page. If you control-rightclick a resource in the library list, a menu pops up. One of the choices is "Hide these resources". I did it to two Protestant commentaries and was very pleased to not see them again. :-) To see a list of hidden resources (and perhaps to unhide them) go to "Program Settings". All the way at the bottom is a section "Hidden Resources". A hidden resource is as if it doesn't exist -- search will ignore it, etc.
- I'm reading "Maximus On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ" with others in a Goodreads group "Reading the Christian Fathers" https://www.logos.com/product/169302/on-the-cosmic-mystery-of-jesus-christ-selected-writings-from-st-maximus-the-confessorOn the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ: Selected Writings from St Maximus the ConfessorThe last half of the twentieth century saw the establishment of the reputation of St Maximus the Confessor as the greatest of all Byzantine theologians, with a wholeness of vision that speaks directly to many of our concerns today. Until very recently, however, little of his work has been available in English translation, save for some collections of brief reflections arranged in centuries and a few brief treatises, too easily classified as “spirituality.” This volume provides translations from ...www.logos.com
- Maybe we can help each other navigate the floods of books here. Thanks to Columbcille Dougherty I learned about the suggestbooks.uservoice.com site. I think there are 80 pages of books there. And I went to the prepubs page. There are 42 pages of books there. Maybe we can point out items to look at or vote for. In the prepubs I will call attention to: https://www.logos.com/product/186529/st-vladimirs-seminary-press-orthodox-theology-collectionSt Vladimir’s Seminary Press Orthodox Theology Collection (13 vols.)Founded in 1968, St Vladimir’s Seminary Press is the largest and most active publisher of Orthodox Christian books in the English language, with more than 400 titles in print. SVS Press has achieved a reputation for permitting a free expression of ideas within the breadth of the Orthodox faith, tradition, and history, while insisting on works of theological excellence. Combing commentaries, sermons, and ancient texts, this collection consists of classic works and new publications to enrich your study of Orthodox theology.www.logos.com
- Are the Byzantine Lectionaries no longer updated? Last date seems to be Aug 31, 2019.
- I was wondering the same thing, but today noticed that at least the Revised Julian (which I used) has been updated and now works.
Clark Wilson — EditedMy Revised Julian table of contents now goes to 2030-2031.
- Yeah, it looks like they were updated about a month after I posted that. I think they will be keeping them a bit more up to date.