Logos is has something a little different for their Free Book of the Month promotion. Partnering with Eisenbrauns, Logos is offering the first two issue of the Journal of Theological Interpretation for free. The Journal began publication in 2007 and is edited by Joel B. Green. It contains a wide variety of articles Theological interpretation of Scripture has been a growing movement in scholarship in recent years. This hermenutical method intentionally includes “the theological and ecclesial location of biblical interpretation, the significance of canon and creed for biblical hermeneutics, the historical reception of biblical texts, and other more pointedly theological interests. How might we engage interpretively with the Christian Scriptures so as to hear and attend to God’s voice? The Journal of Theological Interpretation aims to serve these agendas.” The articles in the first volume include:
Volume 1.1 (2007)
- Joel B. Green, The (Re)Turn to Theology
- Richard B. Hays, Reading The Bible With Eyes Of Faith: The Practice Of Theological Exegesis
- Murray Rae, Texts In Context: Scripture In The Divine Economy
- Michael A. Rynkiewich, Mission, Hermeneutics, And The Local Church
- Christine Helmer, Trust And The Spirit: The Canon’S Anticipated Unity
- R. W. L. Moberly, Christ In All The Scriptures? The Challenge Of Reading The Old Testament As Christian Scripture
- D. Brent Laytham, Interpretation On The Way To Emmaus: Jesus Performs His Story
- Michael J. Gorman, A “Seamless Garment” Approach To Biblical Interpretation?
Volume 1.2 (2007)
- Angus Paddison, P. T. Forsyth, Scripture, And The Crisis Of The Gospel
- Michael J. Gorman, “Although/Because He Was In The Form Of God”: The Theological Significance Of Paul’S Master Story (Phil 2:6–11)
- Andy Johnson, The “New Creation,” The Crucified And Risen Christ, And The Temple: A Pauline Audience For Mark
- Joseph L. Mangina, Apocalypticizing Dogmatics: Karl Barth’s Reading Of The Book Of Revelation
- Charles J. Scalise, The Hermeneutical Circle Of Christian Community: Biblical, Theological, And Practical Dimensions Of The Unity Of Scripture
- Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Review Article: Reading With The Subject: A Conversation With Angus Paddison
- Steven J. Koskie, Review Article: Seeking Comment: The Commentary And The Bible As Christian Scripture
As you can see, there are some valuable articles in these first two issues of JTI. You can also enter a contest to win all twelve issues of the Journal of Theological Interpretation (six years, 2007-2012). The Journal is one of the many resources included in Logos Cloud and the premium level. Here is my review Logos Cloud in case you missed it.
In addition to the Free Book of the Month, for only $1.99. you may purchase Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology by John H. Walton. In the first half of the book Walton does a comparative studies ancient Near Eastern cosmologies and then uses that as a lens to read Genesis 1:1–2:4, concluding the the creation story uses a “functional cosmology” which evokes temple ideology.
Both of these books are excellent additions to your Logos library, so make sure to add them to your library before the end of the month.
In addition to the Logos Free book, two other free books are on offer. Noet is the division of Faithlife focusing on classics; this month they are offering Guide for the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides and his The Eight Chapters of Maimonides on Ethics for only 99 cents. Verbum is offering Scott Hahn’s Understanding “Our Father”: Biblical Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer for free and his Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church for 99 cents. Both books by Hahn are worth reading, I am glad to see them as a part of this promotion!
Verbum is part of the Faithlife family of companies, focusing on Catholic resources. Both Noet and Verbum use your same Faithlife account, so these books are available to anyone with a Faithlife / Logos username and password.