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The Liturgical Press Academic Bundle (79 vols.)

By / 2 publishers Liturgical Press,
Cistercian Publications
/ 1977–2009

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$2,099.99

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Exponentially increase your reference library with the Liturgical Press Academic Bundle. You’ll put over 30,000 pages of scholarship by renowned Catholic academics at your fingertips—with superlative translations, indexes, and notes. Scriptural commentaries, sermons, letters, doctrinal and historical treatises, synodal legislation, early church orders, monastic rules, Hebrew narrative—all these and more are thoroughly explored.

Delve into rare English translations of Aramaic targums, chronicle the development of the Early Church through patristic source documents, or pursue exhaustive commentary on both the Old and New Testaments. You’ll find the resources you need to make sermons relevant, understand Church history and teaching, and engage modern textual criticism.

This colossal reference collection is the perfect expansion to any Verbum library. Whether you’re a university professor, student, clergy, or member of the laity, these volumes integrate with Verbum Software to enhance and strengthen your studies. Addressing every aspect of Catholic life, these reference works link you to the answers you need and give you powerful connections to the theological volumes and source works in your library. Discover these lengthy articles in your search results or find theological definitions from within your right-click menu—and increase the value of your entire library instantly. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. Your software brings the most efficient and comprehensive research tools together in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

You’ll also want to explore the Ancient Christian Writers Bundle.

Key Features

  • Over 30,000 pages of reference material for everything Catholic
  • High-quality contemporary commentary ideal for pastors and seminarians
  • Canons and creeds from the councils of the Early Church–as well as other patristic works
  • Thorough commentary on both Old and New Testaments by highly-respected biblical scholars
  • English translations of source documents ranging from Hebrew targums to Benedict’s Rule

Product Details

Bundle Contents

Benedictine Studies Collection (11 vols.)

  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1997–1999
  • Pages: 2,912

This collection is not only a key resource for studying the Benedictine Order, but a pivotal look at one of the most powerful influences in Western Christianity. St. Benedict’s monastic Rule guided the minds that led Europe out of the early middle ages, the “dark night in history” (according to Pope Benedict XVI) following the dissolution of the Roman empire. Throughout history, Benedict’s Rule guided Christians more than any other monastic writing—even today, 1,500 years after its writing, Regula Sancti Benedicti is the most widely used monastic rule used by monks and monasteries. For this, Benedict is remembered as the protector of Europe.

With both primary and secondary sources on Benedict’s Rule, this collection contains everything needed for an exegetical or spiritual study on the Rule. Meticulous commentaries accompany English and Latin translations of the Rule, expounding on each of the 73 chapters. The anonymously-written sixth-century Rule of the Master, which profoundly inspired Benedict’s Rule, also packs this historic collection. Additionally, St. Jerome’s earliest translation of the Psalms from Greek to Latin, used for the Liturgy of the Hours and other forms of meditation, is included. A bibliography of historic and contemporary resources will help to take your studies even further.

Verbum gives you unique and intelligent ways to study these texts. With the exegetical and linguistic prowess of Verbum Software, every word in every text becomes a link to Latin and English dictionaries, commentaries, and other original-language resources.

Individual Titles:

  • Benedict’s Rule: A Commentary
  • Benedict’s Rule: A Translation
  • Early Monastic Rules: The Rules of the Fathers and the Regula Orientalis
  • Early Monastic Rules: The Rules of the Fathers and the Regula Orientalis, Latin Edition
  • A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict
  • The Roman Psalter
  • Regula Sancti Benedicti
  • RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English with Notes
  • The Rule of the Master
  • The Rule of the Master, Latin Edition
  • A Selected Bibliography of Monastic and Related Topics

Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (13 vols.)

  • Series: Berit Olam
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1996–2003
  • Pages: 4,282

As they have for centuries, people still turn to the Hebrew Bible to hear afresh the life-giving words of God’s everlasting covenant. Berit Olam (“The Everlasting Covenant”) brings the latest developments in the literary analysis of the ancient Hebrew texts.

Written for lay people, Bible scholars, students, and religious leaders, this multi-volume commentary reflects a relatively new development in biblical studies. The readings of the books of the Hebrew Bible offered here all focus on the final form of the texts, approaching them as literary works, recognizing that the craft of poetry and storytelling that the ancient Hebrew world provided can be found in them and that their truth can be better appreciated with a fuller understanding of that art.

The authors reflect a variety of religious traditions, professional backgrounds, and theoretical approaches. Yet they share a common desire: to make available to all of God’s people the words of the everlasting covenant in all of their beauty.

The Verbum edition allows you to bring your studies much further than before. Integrating seamlessly with your software, these volumes appear in your guides and search results, contributing to your research whether you’re studying a topic or a passage. Footnotes and references to Bible passages appear on mouseover, so they’re not in the way when you’re digging into the expert literary analysis of the Berit Olam series.

Individual Titles:

  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Genesis
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Joshua
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Judges
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Ruth and Esther
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: 1 Samuel
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: 1 Kings
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: 2 Kings
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Ezra & Nehemiah
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Psalms
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: The Song of Songs
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: The Twelve Prophets, vol. 1: Hosea–Jonah
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: The Twelve Prophets, vol. 2: Micah–Malachi
Berit Olam, an outstanding contribution to biblical literature, is a multivolume commentary filling a needed niche in the field. The commentary’s volumes look at the Hebrew Bible’s individual books in their final form; the writers approach the canon books as literary works, recognizing the fine arts of storytelling and poetry that make up the biblical corpus and therefore contributing to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the art forms that constitute the biblical text.

Robin Gallaher Branch, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa

The Collegeville Bible Commentary

  • Authors: Dianne Bergant and Robert J. Karris
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 1,344

Looking for an easy-to-use comprehensive commentary? The Collegeville Bible Commentary (CBC) provides real literary, historical, and theological analysis without the complex debates and controversial viewpoints. Concise, yet thorough, the CBC brings together a wide variety of scholars and writers to give you a trustworthy, enlightening approach to Bible studies.

The one-volume edition of The Collegeville Bible Commentary was prepared to meet the needs of those students of the Bible who need reference to more than one book of the Bible or who prefer to use their own Bible. This commentary covers the complete canon and deuterocanon of the New American Bible translation, but can easily be studied alongside any translation. This edition contains both the Old and the New Testament editions that are normally sold separately.

. . . the most accessible single-volume guide to the Bible issued under any auspices.

The Christian Century

The straightforward and nontechnical presentations transmit the best of modern biblical scholarship to a wide audience.

America

Dianna Bergant is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She has a BS in elementary education and an MA and PhD in biblical languages and literature from St. Louis University. She was president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. She has written and edited extensively for magazines nationwide. She is also the author of The Word for Every Season.

Robert J. Karris is a research professor at the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University. He holds a BA in philosophy from Quincy College, a STL in theology from Catholic University of America, and a ThD in New Testament and early Christian history from Harvard University.

Faith of the Early Fathers (3 vols.)

  • Editor: William A. Jurgens
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1970–1979
  • Pages: 1,240

Providing a wide array of early church writings translated into English, Faith of the Early Fathers offers excerpts of critical theological developments in the first seven centuries of Christian history. From Clement of Rome and Polycarp to Augustine and Basil, and from Chrysostom to Ambrose and Jerome, these volumes track the formation of Christian doctrine—both the orthodox and the heretical.

The passages are keyed to the numerical order established in M. J. Rouët de Journel’s Enchiridion Patristicum. But these volumes are not just a translation of that standard work. William A. Jurgens has investigated and selected the most frequently cited patristic passages, including much that is in Rouët’s volume and much that is not. All passages have been freshly and accurately translated from the best critical editions.

Each selection is prefaced with a brief introduction addressing authorship, time and place of composition, and its purpose. Each volume is thoroughly and critically indexed by doctrine, Scripture, and general terms.

Taken together, these three volumes represent a thorough English-language reference book of patristic works. In Verbum Software, they become much more. With your guides and expert tools in Verbum, these source texts will support your historical-theological research and appear in citations throughout your library, connecting the dots as you investigate the faith of the early fathers.

Individual Titles:

  • Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 1: The Pre-Nicene and Nicene Eras
  • Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 2: The Post-Nicene Era through St. Jerome
  • Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 3: St. Augustine to the End of the Patristic Period

William A. Jurgens (1928–1982) was an American Roman Catholic priest and historian. In 1956, Jurgens began studies in Rome at the Pontifical Music Institute, while simultaneously earning a doctorate in ecclesiastical history from Gregorian University. Almost immediately thereafter, he joined St. Mary Seminary faculty in Cleveland, and later, taught at Borromeo Seminary, in chant and liturgical music. He would go on to serve as diocesean director of sacred music in Cleveland. In 1977, he was appointed by Bishop James Hickey of Cleveland as the diocesean research historian, commissioned to compile a history of the diocese. The first volume of A History of the Diocese of Cleveland: The Prehistory of the Diocese to its Establishment in 1847 was barely finished before he passed away, and volume two was left in draft form.

Liturgical Press Reference Collection (7 vols.)

  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1990–2004
  • Pages: 6,096

Grow your research and devotional library with seven core reference books from Liturgical Press! These dictionaries and encyclopedias will connect you with articles that dig deeply into the word or topic you’re exploring—even the Latin words and phrases in the liturgy of the Church. Get extensive theological, ecumenical, and liturgical answers for your questions and take your exploration further with the exhaustive cross-references within.

This colossal reference collection is the perfect expansion to any Verbum library. Liturgical Press’ classic seven-volume reference set has aided university professors, students, and clergy for nearly two decades, and now is available to enhance and strengthen your studies in Verbum. With thorough dictionary articles for every aspect of Catholic life, this reference work will link you to the answers you need and give you powerful connections to the theological volumes and source works in your library. Discover these lengthy articles in your search results or find theological definitions from within your right-click menu—and increase the value of your entire library instantly.

Individual Titles:

  • Modern Catholic Encyclopedia: Revised and Expanded Edition
  • Worship Music: A Concise Dictionary
  • Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary
  • New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought
  • New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship
  • New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality
  • New Dictionary of Theology

Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary Series (18 vols.)

  • Editor: Daniel J. Harrington
  • Series: Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary Series
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1991–2009
  • Pages: 7,606

The expression “Sacra Pagina” (“Sacred Page”) originally referred to the text of Scripture. In the Middle Ages, it also described the study of Scripture to which the interpreter brought the tools of grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, and philosophy.

This series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, with each author adopting a specific methodology while maintaining a focus on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves. The goal of Sacra Pagina is to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning. This series is therefore catholic in two senses of the word: inclusive in its methods and perspectives, and shaped by the context of the Catholic tradition.

The Second Vatican Council described the study of “the sacred page” as the “very soul of sacred theology” (Dei Verbum 24). The volumes in this series illustrate how Catholic scholars contribute to the council’s call to provide access to Sacred Scripture for all the Christian faithful. Rather than pretending to say the final word on any text, these volumes seek to open up the riches of the New Testament and to invite as many people as possible to study seriously the “sacred page.”

This series brings a unique depth of interaction with ancient and modern sources. In Verbum, you can investigate these references simply by hovering your mouse over them. Additionally, Sacra Pagina will appear in your Passage Guide or Sermon Starter Guide, allowing you to interact with the text any time you search by passage or topic. If you loved having these books in print, having them in Verbum will renew and refresh your love for this highly acclaimed New Testament commentary.

Individual Titles:

  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Matthew
  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Mark
  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Luke
  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of John
  • Sacra Pagina: Acts of the Apostles
  • Sacra Pagina: Romans
  • Sacra Pagina: First Corinthians
  • Sacra Pagina: Second Corinthians
  • Sacra Pagina: Galatians
  • Sacra Pagina: Colossians & Ephesians
  • Sacra Pagina: Philippians & Philemon
  • Sacra Pagina: First and Second Thessalonians
  • Sacra Pagina: First and Second Thessalonians
  • Sacra Pagina: Hebrews
  • Sacra Pagina: James
  • Sacra Pagina: 1 Peter, Jude, 2 Peter
  • Sacra Pagina: 1, 2, and 3 John
  • Sacra Pagina: Revelation
Represents the best of contemporary and pastorally sensitive biblical interpretation for a general readership. A must for any library.

Catholic Library World

A good resource for preaching and teaching.

—Westcott House, from their list of recommended Bible commentaries

Reflect[s] the best of modern critical Catholic scholarship. The commentaries include fresh translation, critical analysis, and theologically sensitive exposition. . . . They vary more than many series in the depth of coverage they provide.

D.A. Carson, from the New Testament Commentary Survey

Daniel J. Harrington SJ, PhD, is professor of New Testament at Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and general editor of New Testament Abstracts. A prolific author and editor, Harrington is the series editor of Sacra Pagina and wrote The Gospel of Matthew volume for it.

The Aramaic Bible Series (22 vols.)

  • Editor: Martin McNamara
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1990–2007
  • Pages: 5,035

This series represents the first time all the extant targums will have been translated into English. Scholars of both Jewish and Christian communities of the English-speaking world have given a warm welcome to the series, which is filling a large gap in the body of targums available in English.

While any translation of the Scriptures may in Hebrew be called a targum, the word is used especially for a translation of a book of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic. Before the Christian era, Aramaic had in good part replaced Hebrew in Palestine as the vernacular of the Jews. It continued as their vernacular for centuries later and remained in part as the language of the schools after Aramaic itself had been replaced as the vernacular. The Aramaic Bible series provides a much-needed reference to the Aramaic translation of the Torah and Old Testament texts, as well as an important glimpse into Second Temple Judaism.

The value of having these volumes in Verbum far surpasses having them in print. Read them side-by-side with other targums, fragments, or biblical texts in your library to compare translations and word usage, or perform powerful Bible word studies by investigating the meaning behind individual words. Fill your library with the best targums available in English today.

Individual Titles:

  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 1A: Targum Neofiti 1: Genesis
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 1B: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Genesis
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 2: Targum Neofiti 1: Exodus and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Exodus
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 3: Targum Neofiti 1: Leviticus and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Leviticus
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 4: Targum Neofiti 1: Numbers and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Numbers
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 5A: Targum Neofiti 1: Deuteronomy
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 5B: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Deuteronomy
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 6: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Genesis
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 7: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Exodus
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 8: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Leviticus and Numbers
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 9: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Deuteronomy
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 10: Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 11: The Targum Isaiah
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 12: The Targum of Jeremiah
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 13: The Targum of Ezekiel
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 14: The Targum of the Minor Prophets
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 15: The Targums Job, Proverbs, and Qohelet
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 16: The Targum of Psalms
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 17A: The Targum of Canticles
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 17B: The Targum of Lamentations
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 18: The Two Targums of Esther
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 19: The Targums of Ruth and Chronicles
The Aramaic Bible series, under McNamara’s able leadership, has brought the difficult world of Targum to a larger audience of biblical scholars.

—Gary A. Rendsburg, Cornell University

Martin McNamara is emeritus professor of Scripture at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin. Among his other works are Psalms in the Early Irish Church and The New Testament and the Palestinian Targum to the Pentateuch.

Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources (4 vols.)

  • Editor: Lawrence J. Johnson
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 1,552

Worship in the Early Church is a four-volume collection of excerpts from early Christian writings illustrating the Church’s liturgical practice in both East and West, from its Jewish beginnings through the end of the sixth century. Source material includes doctrinal and historical treatises, scriptural commentaries, sermons, letters, synodal legislation, early church orders, monastic rules, and baptismal and funeral epigrams. Each author or major selection is preceded by a short introduction containing such information as dates, country of origin, and various other background details. A bibliography of pertinent periodical and liturgical literature is given, as well as a bibliography referencing standard encyclopedias of religion and manuals of patrology.

Reading these volumes in Verbum—whether on your phone, tablet, or computer—is intuitive and easy. Search for topics or patristic writers instantly, and follow footnotes and biblographic references with just a click. With this essential collection, your Verbum-powered research into the patristic sources of worship and liturgy becomes that much easier.

Individual Titles:

  • Volume 1
  • Volume 2
  • Volume 3
  • Volume 4

Worship in the Early Church was named a 2010 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine!

Worship in the Early Church is a rich treasure trove of source materials for those who study early Christian worship. This anthology gives them access to English translations of a wide range of ancient sources that may not be otherwise available to them. The author, who studied under Pierre Marie Gy and Pierre Jounal at the Institut Catholique in Paris, has done scholars a great service in providing these translations, the majority of them his own. Johnson’s bibliography, with entries covering the past century and a half, will be a welcome bonus for those wishing to trace the development of scholarship on these early documents. A truly remarkable and indispensable resource!

—Gilbert Ostdiek, professor of liturgy, Catholic Theological Union

This set will be a great resource. I was impressed with the thoroughness of Johnson’s bibliography and his attention to detail. In addition to scholars in the area of worship or liturgy, this collection could also serve those in theology and historical theology. . . . It could have significant ecumenical appeal.

—Judith M. Kubicki, associate professor, department of theology, Fordham University

It will be very useful to have all these texts in one location. . . . The bibliography is very useful and the translations are excellent.

—Dominic E. Serra, associate professor and director of liturgical studies and sacramental theology, The Catholic University of America

The project looks tremendous . . . eminently usable for classroom purposes. This is a volume that can be used for years to come. A much-welcomed product.

—Paul Turner, Saint Munchin Parish, MO

Lawrence J. Johnson is the former executive secretary of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the former editor/director of The Pastoral Press. He has written several books on the liturgy and its music, including The Mystery of Faith: A Study of the Structural Elements of the Order of the Mass.

You’ll also want to explore the Ancient Christian Writers Bundle.

This colossal reference collection is the perfect expansion to any Logos library. Whether you’re a university professor, student, or pastor, these volumes integrate with Logos Bible Software to enhance and strengthen your studies. Addressing every aspect of Christian life, these reference works link you to the answers you need and give you powerful connections to the theological volumes and source works in your library. Discover these lengthy articles in your search results or find theological definitions from within your right-click menu—and increase the value of your entire library instantly. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. Your software brings the most efficient and comprehensive research tools together in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Over 30,000 pages of academic Christian reference material
  • High-quality contemporary commentary ideal for pastors and seminarians
  • Canons and creeds from the councils of the Early Church–as well as other patristic works
  • Thorough commentary on both Old and New Testaments by highly-respected biblical scholars
  • English translations of source documents ranging from Hebrew targums to Benedict’s Rule

Product Details

Benedictine Studies Collection (11 vols.)

  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1997–1999
  • Pages: 2,912

This collection is not only a key resource for studying the Benedictine Order, but a pivotal look at one of the most powerful influences in Western Christianity. St. Benedict’s monastic Rule guided the minds that led Europe out of the early middle ages, the “dark night in history” (according to Pope Benedict XVI) following the dissolution of the Roman empire. Throughout history, Benedict’s Rule guided Christians more than any other monastic writing—even today, 1,500 years after its writing, Regula Sancti Benedicti is the most widely used monastic rule used by monks and monasteries. For this, Benedict is remembered as the protector of Europe.

With both primary and secondary sources on Benedict’s Rule, this collection contains everything needed for an exegetical or spiritual study on the Rule. Meticulous commentaries accompany English and Latin translations of the Rule, expounding on each of the 73 chapters. The anonymously-written sixth-century Rule of the Master, which profoundly inspired Benedict’s Rule, also packs this historic collection. Additionally, St. Jerome’s earliest translation of the Psalms from Greek to Latin, used for the Liturgy of the Hours and other forms of meditation, is included. A bibliography of historic and contemporary resources will help to take your studies even further.

Logos gives you unique and intelligent ways to study these texts. With the exegetical and linguistic prowess of Logos Bible Software, every word in every text becomes a link to Latin and English dictionaries, commentaries, and other original-language resources.

Individual Titles:

  • Benedict’s Rule: A Commentary
  • Benedict’s Rule: A Translation
  • Early Monastic Rules: The Rules of the Fathers and the Regula Orientalis
  • Early Monastic Rules: The Rules of the Fathers and the Regula Orientalis, Latin Edition
  • A Life-Giving Way: A Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict
  • The Roman Psalter
  • Regula Sancti Benedicti
  • RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English with Notes
  • The Rule of the Master
  • The Rule of the Master, Latin Edition
  • A Selected Bibliography of Monastic and Related Topics

Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry (13 vols.)

  • Series: Berit Olam
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1996–2003
  • Pages: 4,282

As they have for centuries, people still turn to the Hebrew Bible to hear afresh the life-giving words of God’s everlasting covenant. Berit Olam (“The Everlasting Covenant”) brings the latest developments in the literary analysis of the ancient Hebrew texts.

Written for lay people, Bible scholars, students, and religious leaders, this multi-volume commentary reflects a relatively new development in biblical studies. The readings of the books of the Hebrew Bible offered here all focus on the final form of the texts, approaching them as literary works, recognizing that the craft of poetry and storytelling that the ancient Hebrew world provided can be found in them and that their truth can be better appreciated with a fuller understanding of that art.

The authors reflect a variety of religious traditions, professional backgrounds, and theoretical approaches. Yet they share a common desire: to make available to all of God’s people the words of the everlasting covenant in all of their beauty.

The Logos edition allows you to bring your studies much further than before. Integrating seamlessly with your software, these volumes appear in your guides and search results, contributing to your research whether you’re studying a topic or a passage. Footnotes and references to Bible passages appear on mouseover, so they’re not in the way when you’re digging into the expert literary analysis of the Berit Olam series.

Individual Titles:

  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Genesis
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Joshua
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Judges
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Ruth and Esther
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: 1 Samuel
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: 1 Kings
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: 2 Kings
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Ezra & Nehemiah
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: Psalms
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: The Song of Songs
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: The Twelve Prophets, vol. 1: Hosea–Jonah
  • Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative & Poetry: The Twelve Prophets, vol. 2: Micah–Malachi
Berit Olam, an outstanding contribution to biblical literature, is a multivolume commentary filling a needed niche in the field. The commentary’s volumes look at the Hebrew Bible’s individual books in their final form; the writers approach the canon books as literary works, recognizing the fine arts of storytelling and poetry that make up the biblical corpus and therefore contributing to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the art forms that constitute the biblical text.

Robin Gallaher Branch, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa

The Collegeville Bible Commentary

  • Authors: Dianne Bergant and Robert J. Karris
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 1,344

Looking for an easy-to-use comprehensive commentary? The Collegeville Bible Commentary (CBC) provides real literary, historical, and theological analysis without the complex debates and controversial viewpoints. Concise, yet thorough, the CBC brings together a wide variety of scholars and writers to give you a trustworthy, enlightening approach to Bible studies.

The one-volume edition of The Collegeville Bible Commentary was prepared to meet the needs of those students of the Bible who need reference to more than one book of the Bible or who prefer to use their own Bible. This commentary covers the complete canon and deuterocanon of the New American Bible translation, but can easily be studied alongside any translation. This edition contains both the Old and the New Testament editions that are normally sold separately.

. . . the most accessible single-volume guide to the Bible issued under any auspices.

The Christian Century

The straightforward and nontechnical presentations transmit the best of modern biblical scholarship to a wide audience.

America

Dianna Bergant is the Carroll Stuhlmueller Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She has a BS in elementary education and an MA and PhD in biblical languages and literature from St. Louis University. She was president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. She has written and edited extensively for magazines nationwide.

Robert J. Karris is a research professor at the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University. He holds a BA in philosophy from Quincy College, a STL in theology from Catholic University of America, and a ThD in New Testament and early Christian history from Harvard University.

Faith of the Early Fathers (3 vols.)

  • Editor: William A. Jurgens
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1970–1979
  • Pages: 1,240

Providing a wide array of early church writings translated into English, Faith of the Early Fathers offers excerpts of critical theological developments in the first seven centuries of Christian history. From Clement of Rome and Polycarp to Augustine and Basil, and from Chrysostom to Ambrose and Jerome, these volumes track the formation of Christian doctrine—both the orthodox and the heretical.

The passages are keyed to the numerical order established in M. J. Rouët de Journel’s Enchiridion Patristicum. But these volumes are not just a translation of that standard work. William A. Jurgens has investigated and selected the most frequently cited patristic passages, including much that is in Rouët’s volume and much that is not. All passages have been freshly and accurately translated from the best critical editions.

Each selection is prefaced with a brief introduction addressing authorship, time and place of composition, and its purpose. Each volume is thoroughly and critically indexed by doctrine, Scripture, and general terms.

Taken together, these three volumes represent a thorough English-language reference book of patristic works. In Logos Bible Software, they become much more. With your guides and expert tools in Logos, these source texts will support your historical-theological research and appear in citations throughout your library, connecting the dots as you investigate the faith of the early fathers.

Individual Titles:

  • Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 1: The Pre-Nicene and Nicene Eras
  • Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 2: The Post-Nicene Era through St. Jerome
  • Faith of the Early Fathers, vol. 3: St. Augustine to the End of the Patristic Period

William A. Jurgens (1928–1982) was an American Roman Catholic priest and historian. In 1956, Jurgens began studies in Rome at the Pontifical Music Institute, while simultaneously earning a doctorate in ecclesiastical history from Gregorian University. Almost immediately thereafter, he joined St. Mary Seminary faculty in Cleveland, and later, taught at Borromeo Seminary, in chant and liturgical music. He would go on to serve as diocesean director of sacred music in Cleveland. In 1977, he was appointed by Bishop James Hickey of Cleveland as the diocesean research historian, commissioned to compile a history of the diocese. The first volume of A History of the Diocese of Cleveland: The Prehistory of the Diocese to its Establishment in 1847 was barely finished before he passed away, and volume two was left in draft form.

Liturgical Press Reference Collection (7 vols.)

  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1990–2004
  • Pages: 6,096

Grow your research and devotional library with seven core reference books from Liturgical Press! These dictionaries and encyclopedias will connect you with articles that dig deeply into the word or topic you’re exploring—even the Latin words and phrases in the liturgy of the Church. Get extensive theological, ecumenical, and liturgical answers for your questions and take your exploration further with the exhaustive cross-references within.

This colossal reference collection is the perfect expansion to any Logos library. Liturgical Press’ classic seven-volume reference set has aided university professors, students, and clergy for nearly two decades, and now is available to enhance and strengthen your studies in Logos Bible Software. With thorough dictionary articles for every aspect of Christian life, this reference work will link you to the answers you need and give you powerful connections to the theological volumes and source works in your library. Discover these lengthy articles in your search results or find theological definitions from within your right-click menu—and increase the value of your entire library instantly.

Individual Titles:

  • Modern Catholic Encyclopedia: Revised and Expanded Edition
  • Worship Music: A Concise Dictionary
  • Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary
  • New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought
  • New Dictionary of Sacramental Worship
  • New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality
  • New Dictionary of Theology

Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary Series (18 vols.)

  • Editor: Daniel J. Harrington
  • Series: Sacra Pagina New Testament Commentary Series
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1991–2009
  • Pages: 7,606

The expression “Sacra Pagina” (“Sacred Page”) originally referred to the text of Scripture. In the Middle Ages, it also described the study of Scripture to which the interpreter brought the tools of grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, and philosophy.

This series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, with each author adopting a specific methodology while maintaining a focus on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves. The goal of Sacra Pagina is to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning. This series is therefore catholic in two senses of the word: inclusive in its methods and perspectives, and shaped by the context of the Catholic tradition.

The Second Vatican Council described the study of “the sacred page” as the “very soul of sacred theology” (Dei Verbum 24). The volumes in this series illustrate how Catholic scholars contribute to the council’s call to provide access to Sacred Scripture for all the Christian faithful. Rather than pretending to say the final word on any text, these volumes seek to open up the riches of the New Testament and to invite as many people as possible to study seriously the “sacred page.”

This series brings a unique depth of interaction with ancient and modern sources. In Logos, you can investigate these references simply by hovering your mouse over them. Additionally, Sacra Pagina will appear in your Passage Guide or Sermon Starter Guide, allowing you to interact with the text any time you search by passage or topic. If you loved having these books in print, having them in Logos will renew and refresh your love for this highly acclaimed New Testament commentary.

Individual Titles:

  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Matthew
  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Mark
  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Luke
  • Sacra Pagina: Gospel of John
  • Sacra Pagina: Acts of the Apostles
  • Sacra Pagina: Romans
  • Sacra Pagina: First Corinthians
  • Sacra Pagina: Second Corinthians
  • Sacra Pagina: Galatians
  • Sacra Pagina: Colossians & Ephesians
  • Sacra Pagina: Philippians & Philemon
  • Sacra Pagina: First and Second Thessalonians
  • Sacra Pagina: First and Second Thessalonians
  • Sacra Pagina: Hebrews
  • Sacra Pagina: James
  • Sacra Pagina: 1 Peter, Jude, 2 Peter
  • Sacra Pagina: 1, 2, and 3 John
  • Sacra Pagina: Revelation
Represents the best of contemporary and pastorally sensitive biblical interpretation for a general readership. A must for any library.

Catholic Library World

A good resource for preaching and teaching.

—Westcott House, from their list of recommended Bible commentaries

Reflect[s] the best of modern critical Catholic scholarship. The commentaries include fresh translation, critical analysis, and theologically sensitive exposition. . . . They vary more than many series in the depth of coverage they provide.

D.A. Carson, from the New Testament Commentary Survey

Daniel J. Harrington SJ, PhD, is professor of New Testament at Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and general editor of New Testament Abstracts. He wrote The Gospel of Matthew and is the series editor of the Sacra Pagina series.

The Aramaic Bible Series (22 vols.)

  • Editor: Martin McNamara
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 1990–2007
  • Pages: 5,035

This series represents the first time all the extant targums will have been translated into English. Scholars of both Jewish and Christian communities of the English-speaking world have given a warm welcome to the series, which is filling a large gap in the body of targums available in English.

While any translation of the Scriptures may in Hebrew be called a targum, the word is used especially for a translation of a book of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic. Before the Christian era, Aramaic had in good part replaced Hebrew in Palestine as the vernacular of the Jews. It continued as their vernacular for centuries later and remained in part as the language of the schools after Aramaic itself had been replaced as the vernacular. The Aramaic Bible series provides a much-needed reference to the Aramaic translation of the Torah and Old Testament texts, as well as an important glimpse into Second Temple Judaism.

The value of having these volumes in Logos far surpasses having them in print. Read them side-by-side with other targums, fragments, or biblical texts in your library to compare translations and word usage, or perform powerful Bible word studies by investigating the meaning behind individual words. Fill your library with the best targums available in English today.

Individual Titles:

  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 1A: Targum Neofiti 1: Genesis
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 1B: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Genesis
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 2: Targum Neofiti 1: Exodus and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Exodus
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 3: Targum Neofiti 1: Leviticus and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Leviticus
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 4: Targum Neofiti 1: Numbers and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Numbers
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 5A: Targum Neofiti 1: Deuteronomy
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 5B: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Deuteronomy
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 6: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Genesis
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 7: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Exodus
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 8: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Leviticus and Numbers
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 9: The Targum Onqelos to the Torah: Deuteronomy
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 10: Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 11: The Targum Isaiah
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 12: The Targum of Jeremiah
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 13: The Targum of Ezekiel
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 14: The Targum of the Minor Prophets
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 15: The Targums Job, Proverbs, and Qohelet
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 16: The Targum of Psalms
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 17A: The Targum of Canticles
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 17B: The Targum of Lamentations
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 18: The Two Targums of Esther
  • The Aramaic Bible, Volume 19: The Targums of Ruth and Chronicles
The Aramaic Bible series, under McNamara’s able leadership, has brought the difficult world of Targum to a larger audience of biblical scholars.

—Gary A. Rendsburg, Cornell University

Martin McNamara is emeritus professor of Scripture at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Dublin.

Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources (4 vols.)

  • Editor: Lawrence J. Johnson
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 1,552

Worship in the Early Church is a four-volume collection of excerpts from early Christian writings illustrating the Church’s liturgical practice in both East and West, from its Jewish beginnings through the end of the sixth century. Source material includes doctrinal and historical treatises, scriptural commentaries, sermons, letters, synodal legislation, early church orders, monastic rules, and baptismal and funeral epigrams. Each author or major selection is preceded by a short introduction containing such information as dates, country of origin, and various other background details. A bibliography of pertinent periodical and liturgical literature is given, as well as a bibliography referencing standard encyclopedias of religion and manuals of patrology.

Reading these volumes in Logos—whether on your phone, tablet, or computer—is intuitive and easy. Search for topics or patristic writers instantly, and follow footnotes and biblographic references with just a click. With this essential collection, your Logos-powered research into the patristic sources of worship and liturgy becomes that much easier.

Individual Titles:

  • Volume 1
  • Volume 2
  • Volume 3
  • Volume 4

Worship in the Early Church was named a 2010 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine!

Worship in the Early Church is a rich treasure trove of source materials for those who study early Christian worship. This anthology gives them access to English translations of a wide range of ancient sources that may not be otherwise available to them. The author, who studied under Pierre Marie Gy and Pierre Jounal at the Institut Catholique in Paris, has done scholars a great service in providing these translations, the majority of them his own. Johnson’s bibliography, with entries covering the past century and a half, will be a welcome bonus for those wishing to trace the development of scholarship on these early documents. A truly remarkable and indispensable resource!

—Gilbert Ostdiek, professor of liturgy, Catholic Theological Union

This set will be a great resource. I was impressed with the thoroughness of Johnson’s bibliography and his attention to detail. In addition to scholars in the area of worship or liturgy, this collection could also serve those in theology and historical theology. . . . It could have significant ecumenical appeal.

—Judith M. Kubicki, associate professor, department of theology, Fordham University

It will be very useful to have all these texts in one location. . . . The bibliography is very useful and the translations are excellent.

—Dominic E. Serra, associate professor and director of liturgical studies and sacramental theology, The Catholic University of America

The project looks tremendous . . . eminently usable for classroom purposes. This is a volume that can be used for years to come. A much-welcomed product.

—Paul Turner, Saint Munchin Parish, MO

Lawrence J. Johnson is the former executive secretary of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the former editor/director of The Pastoral Press. He has written several books on the liturgy and its music, including The Mystery of Faith: A Study of the Structural Elements of the Order of the Mass.