Manna U LibGuides

Apologetics
Bible Study
  • Amos: Postmodern Bible Commentary
  • Bible.org – develops Bible study tools and provides resources so Christians in every culture can be equipped for global impact. They provide free access on the Internet to the finest, most trustworthy biblical truths and materials.
  • Bible Commentaries – a collection of Bible commentaries compiled under the Virtual Theological Library Project by the Association of Christian Librarians.
  • Bible Gateway – a rich social and personal connection to freely read, research, and reference Scripture on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone in more than 200 versions and more than 70 languages.
  • Bible Research – more than 30 links to Bible research websites. These links are found on Regent University’s Library web page.
  • Bible Researcher – this is a site for Bible students who are looking for detailed information on the history of the canon, texts, and versions of Scripture.
  • Bible Sprout – Online Bible study resource, an educational Christian website focused on helping people know more about God’s truth through reliance on scripture.
  • Bible Study Tools (from Liberty University) – free online Bible website for verse search and in-depth studies. Includes 29 versions of the Bible, commentaries, concordances, Bible dictionaries, Biblical encyclopedias and historical Christian and church books including Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. They also offer Greek and Hebrew Interlinear for the New and old Testament, lexicons for original Greek and Hebrew reading of Scripture, as well as popular Church history books.
  • Blue Letter Bible – provides powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word through our free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith.
  • Classic Christian Library – A library of the best Christian works from over the centuries. Commentaries recommended by Charles Spurgeon are indicated with an asterisk (*). Also includes devotional Bible studies, works on doctrinal studies and systematic theology, topical Bible studies, and complete/collected works of noted authors such as Augustine, Richard Baxter, Jonathan Edwards, John Flavel, John Owen, and Charles Spurgeon, among others.
  • Evangelical Textual Criticism – a blog describes itself as a forum for people with knowledge of the Bible in its original languages to discuss its manuscripts and textual history from the perspective of historic evangelical theology.
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia – An exhaustive Biblical encyclopedia that details every significant word in the Bible. Contains articles by nearly 200 scholars about every aspect of the culture, language, people, and literature of the Bible.
  • Dictionary of Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation – This site contains detailed descriptions and examples of arguably the most robust exegetical methodology around. SRI is used as the method of choice in our graduate program.
  • K. C. Hanson’s Palestine in the Time of Jesus – K. C. Hanson is the editor-in-chief of Wipf and Stock Publishers. This site contains extensive links that support Hanson’s 2nd edition of the book Palestine in the Time of Jesus. There are links to photos of Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Israel, West Bank, Sinai, Greece and Rome, ancient documents, chronologies of the ancient world, New Testament papyri and codices, and more.
  • Logos 8 – Logos 8 Basic Bible software is now being offered free of charge. Once you’ve downloaded the software, there are training videos to get you started using Logos 8. Once you have signed up for Logos’ email list you will receive offers for free eBook downloads each month as well as discounts on other titles.
  • Ministry Matters Legacy Library – Ministry Matters™ offers practical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps in our This Sunday area, MinistryMatters.com provides both community and inspiration to Christian leaders. A research library called Legacy Library is free to use and offers Bible commentaries, lectionary resources, sermon and preaching resources, worship resources, Christian theology resources and much more.
  • NT Gateway – a comprehensive directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament. It is divided into several sub-directories and dozens of pages, each relating to a specific topic. Every link is annotated. The annotations help users to pinpoint the information for which they are looking. The New Testament Gateway focuses on resources that will be of interest to both scholars and students of the New Testament. Authored by Dr Mark Goodacre, Associate Professor in the Dept of Religion at Duke University in partnership with Logos since 2009.
  • Online Biblical Studies Journals Search – Google Custom Search engine for open access Biblical studies journals.
  • Online Commentaries (from Western Seminary) – This custom Google search engine “Open Access Bible Commentaries Quick Search” created by Sally Shelton (ORU) makes searching online commentaries easy. Not all of the newest and most scholarly commentaries are available on the internet or through subscription research databases. Due to publisher arrangements, one can only gain access to these preferred resources through Bible study software programs such as Logos. Many older commentaries are now available. See also Recommended Commentary Series for Papers (Common abbreviation)
    • Pillar New Testament Commentary (Pillar or PNTC)
    • New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT)
    • New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT)
    • New International Greek Commentary (NIGTC)
    • Expositor’s Bible Commentary (REBC)
    • Zondervan Exegetical Commentary (ZECNT or ZECOT)
    • Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (ZIBBC)
    • Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Baker or BECNT)
    • New American Commentary (NAC)
    • The Story of God Bible Commentary (SoGBC)

    and Some of Western Seminary’s faculty’s recommended sites for and about resources

  • Open Access Bible Commentaries Quick Search – This is a Google custom search just for commentaries that pulls entries from other commentaries’ sites. All you have to do is enter a book of the Bible or a passage of scripture and several links will come up.
  • Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) – a virtual library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines. The mission of OADTL is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. TheOADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians. The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary, and Singapore Bible College.
  • Religion Online – full texts by recognized religious scholars. More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament. Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions, and Religious Education.
  • Resource Pages for Biblical Studies – intended as a resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world.
  • Resources for New Testament Exegesis – by Roy E. Clampa, PhD, Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. This site has been prepared for my students at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary but I am happy to know that others have found it useful as well.
  • StudyLight – provides quality Bible study tools such as commentaries, concordances, Bible dictionaries, and encyclopedias, and includes original language tools, historical writings, pastoral resources, and personal resources such as Bible reading plans and devotionals.
  • TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism – a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts.
  • Virtual Theological Library Project / sponsored by Association of Christian Librarians – The Virtual Library contains bibliographic records to open access theological resources and is organized by format.  These include: E-booksBible CommentariesOpen Access Journalsand Research Websites
Christian Leadership
  • Bridging the Strategy/Performance Gap – from the Center for Creative Leadership. Contains a detailed description of strategic leadership and its different components.
  • Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership – “A refereed scholarly journal that aims to provide a forum for international research and exploration of leadership studies focused on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.
    Representing the multidisciplinary fields of biblical, social-science, historical and leadership studies, the JBPL publishes qualitative research papers that explore, engage and extend the field of knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership as found within the contexts of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.”
  • Leadership e-Journals – from Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership
  • Leadership Practices – This site has several resources available for use with the Leadership Practices model of leadership and blogs for discussions of leadership.
  • Ministry Matters Legacy Library – Ministry Matters™ offers practical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps in our This Sunday area, MinistryMatters.com provides both community and inspiration to Christian leaders. A research library called Legacy Library is free to use and offers Bible commentaries, lectionary resources, sermon and preaching resources, worship resources, Christian theology resources and much more.
  • Resources for pastors and leaders – Resource links from Regent University.
  • Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation for Leadership Studies – Provides examples and methods of use for socio-rhetorical interpretation as used in leadership studies and exegetical analysis of Scripture. In addition, it includes background information
  • Tools for Leadership – This site has several areas with different articles and short videos – these areas include leadership, strategy and tools for organizational development. This site has 3 levels and the first one is free and has plenty of information.
Christian Worship
Church History
  • Church History – various links to resources found on Regent University’s Library web page.
  • Early Christianity – 10 links to websites on early Church fathers, their writings, etc.
  • Hebrew Bible, the Ancient Near-Eastern World, and Early Judaism
  • ICL.net – Internet Christian Library – This link takes you to file relating to the early Church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, and other historical texts relating to early church history.
  • Journal of the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting (JJMJS) – JJMJS is a peer-reviewed academic open access journal. The journal publishes one (1) issue per year. The journal aims to advance scholarship on this crucial period in the early history of the Jewish and Christian traditions when they developed into what is today known as two world religions, mutually shaping one another as they did so. JJMJS publishes research on any topic that directly addresses or has implications for the understanding of the inter-relationship and interaction between the Jesus movement and other forms of Judaism, as well as for the processes that led to the formation of Judaism and Christianity as two related but independent religions. The primary fields of study are: Christian Origins, New Testament studies, Early Jewish Studies (including Philo and Josephus), the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Rabbinic Studies, Patristics, History of Ancient Christianity, Reception History, and Archaeology.
  • New Testament and the Greco-Roman World – includes Greek and Latin resources, access to Biblical manuscripts, textual criticism, and papyrology.
  • Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus – chronicles a 12-year journey to discover whether the evidence for the Exodus is there or not.
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic Research – links for Pentecostal and Charismatic Church history research.
Counseling
Cultural Studies
  • CIA World Factbook – provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • Country Studies – Books published by the U.S. Government about various countries.
  • Ethnic Harvest People Group – A major focus of the ministry at Ethnic Harvest is to research sources for foreign language Bibles, gospel tracts, videos, and books.
  • Ethnologue – find, read about, and research the world’s 7,097 known living languages.
  • Ethnopedia – an encyclopedia of native South American languages.
  • Global Prayer Digest – a daily prayer guide for unreached people groups around the world.
  • IMB Global Research portal – provides accurate, relevant and strategic information for Southern Baptists and other partners around the world for multiplying churches among all peoples.
  • Joshua Project – an overview of the people groups of the world.
  • Lonely Planet.Com – Travel information for various countries.
  • Maps of World Languages – The languages listed will either be the official language(s) or the official language(s) plus other major languages spoken in the country.
  • Mission Network News – news from around the world to inform Christians and enable them to pray for and get involved in God’s global mission.
  • Missionary E-texts – historical writings by, about, and for missionaries.
  • Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) – a virtual library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines. The mission of OADTL is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. TheOADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians. The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary, and Singapore Bible College.
  • Operation World – the definitive prayer guide to every nation.
  • People Groups (from IMB) – Reliable, relevant and real-time information to help you engage unreached people groups around the world. Discover the global status and trends of evangelical Christianity that help form strategies to engage unreached people groups.
  • Religion-Online.Org – More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Social Issues, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
  • United Nations
  • U.S. State Department Background Notes – a listing of all the countries of the world with which the United States has bilateral relations.
  • WorldWatch Monitor – World Watch Monitor reports the story of Christians around the world under pressure for their faith.
  • Worldwide Missions Country Studies – combines links to several other country sites into one portal.
Dissertations & Theses
  • PQDT – In addition to the Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD) movement, many scholars are opting to participate in ProQuest’s Open Access Publishing model and have paid ProQuest a little more money in order to make their dissertations and theses available in their entirety to the general public with no subscription needed.
  • OATD – the Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) provides an index to over three million electronic theses and dissertations. These come from a variety of sources. “OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.”
  • American Doctoral Dissertations – ADD provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total from 1902 to the present, it was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston. Newly enhanced with an additional 80,000 citations for theses and dissertations, the new citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the Institutional Repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed such as OhioLINK, Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University.
  • OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center – multiple Ohio universities that have decided to support Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) projects and now make their most recent dissertations and theses available electronically via their own websites.
  • Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) – a virtual library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines. The mission of OADTL is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. TheOADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians. The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary, and Singapore Bible College.
  • Theses/Dissertation LibGuide – Use this guide to locate dissertations and theses.
Electronic Books
Ethics
  • Center for Applied Christian Ethics – Wheaton College’s resource for Christian ethics, engaging culture and moral formation. CACE supports the mission of Wheaton College by promoting and encouraging the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions.
  • Christian Ethics – A journal that provides laypersons, educators, and ministers with a resource for understanding and responding in a faithful Christian manner to moral and ethical issues that are of concern to contemporary Christians, to the church, and to society.
  • Christian Ethics – definition taken from the Encyclopedia of Religion published by Thomson Gale, c2005.
  • Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics – was a quarterly publishing project of The Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University. Every issue of Christian Reflection offers reliable guidance in engaging the ethical dimensions of today’s world. The themed articles, inspirational pieces, book-reviews, interviews, Christian art, liturgies, and hymns combine to help the Church reintegrate Christian ethical reflection, worship, and art.
  •  Globe Ethics – global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number of resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library and facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and information sharing.
  • Religion Online – Religion Online is designed to assist teachers, scholars and general “seekers” who are interested in exploring religious issues. The aim is to develop an extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship. While the initial orientation has been to seek material written primarily from a Christian perspective, the ultimate aim is to broaden the scope to include material on all the world’s major religions. There are nearly 6.000 chapters, monographs, speeches and articles on line.
  • The Society of Christian Ethics – The purpose of the Society is to promote scholarly work in Christian ethics and in the relation of Christian ethics to other traditions of ethics, and to social, economic, political and cultural problems; to encourage and improve the teaching of these fields in colleges, universities and theological schools; and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professionally within these general fields.
  • Studies in Christian Ethics – SCE is an English-language journal devoted exclusively to questions arising in the field of Christian ethics and moral theology. By publishing contributions from international scholars and influential theologians and philosophers, the journal seeks to strengthen debate and to foster research on the wide range of topics that emerge in this fast-growing field.
Homiletics
  • Biblical Preaching – a blog pondering preaching that shares God’s heart.
  • Evangelical Homiletics Society – an academic society formed for the exchange of ideas related to the instruction of biblical preaching. EHS’s goals are as follows: to advance the cause of biblical preaching through the promotion of a biblical-theological approach, increase competence for teachers of preaching, integrate of the fields of communication, biblical studies, and theology, and to provide scholarly contributions to the field of homiletics.
  • Homiletic – scholarly forum in homiletics and a review of publications in religious communication. It is a freely accessible, peer-reviewed journal. Homiletic is sponsored by the Academy of Homiletics. Editorial support for Homiletic is provided by the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University.
  • Ministry Matters Legacy Library – Ministry Matters™ offers practical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps in our This Sunday area, MinistryMatters.com provides both community and inspiration to Christian leaders. A research library called Legacy Library is free to use and offers Bible commentaries, lectionary resources, sermon and preaching resources, worship resources, Christian theology resources and much more.
  • Sermon Central – Tens of thousands of full-text sermons & outlines indexed by Bible chapter or topic, or, search by keyword.
  • Sermon Index – “Promoting genuine Biblical revival.” Full-text sermons, poems, hymns, letters, etc from 720 preachers.
  • SLJ Institute – the expository preaching of S. Lewis Johnson. Listen to over 1500 sermons.
  • 10 of the Best Christian Books on Preaching – list of books by authors such as Charles Spurgeon, Timothy Keller, Haddon Robinson, and Martin Lloyd-Jones.
Internet Journals on Christianity and Other Religions

Compiled by John Jaeger   (11/09)

Marriage & Family
  • The National Center for Fathering – website whose goal is to actively engage fathers or father figures in the life of every child.  Also contains research information.
  • The Marriage Bed – a Christian website devoted to sex and intimacy for married couples.  Also contains research information.
  • Marripedia – an online social science encyclopedia on all matters related to family, marriage, religion, and sexuality.
    MARRIpedia continuously consolidates research in pertinent entries. The numerous cross-links illustrate the overlap of family, religion and a vast array of issues —such as education, the economy, poverty, crime, and abuse.
  • Religion Online
  • Today’s Christian Woman | Marriage and Sex – Christianity Today’s weekly newsletter to help women grow their marriage and family relationships through biblical principles.
Missions
News
Online Journals
  • Academic e-Journals Internet Journals on Christianity and Other Religions – leadership e-journals from Regent University’s School of Business & Leadership
  • The American Journal of Biblical Theology
  • American Missionary – Published by the American Missionary Association from 1878-1901.
  • Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research
  • Directory of Open Access Journals – Free scientific and scholarly journals.
  • Duke Journal/Journal of Music Theory – The Journal of Music Theory is the oldest music theory journal published in the United States and has been a cornerstone in music theory’s emergence as a research field in North America since the 1960s.
  • Faith and Philosophy : Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers – published quarterly by the Society of Christian Philosophers. The journal encourages discussions among philosophers representing a wide variety of theological perspectives and philosophical orientations that fall largely within the philosophy of religion.
  • The Founders Journal– A quarterly journal of Founders Ministries, an organization committed to encouraging the recovery of the gospel and the biblical reformation of local churches.
  • Free Periodicals on the Web – links to periodicals as displayed on Regent University’s website.
  • Galaxie Theological Journals Database – a subscription to almost 40 full-text online theological journals. Also includes a variety of Bible commentaries, sermon illustrations and reference tools to aid in Bible study and research.
  • Genamics JournalSeek (Philosophy and Religion) – The largest completely categorized database of freely available journal information available on the internet. The database presently contains 105032 titles.
  • Harvard Divinity Bulletin
  • Journal of Applied Missiology – A semi-annual publication of the ACU Missions Department, with issues in April and October from 1990 to 1996. It was produced in limited quantities for missions alumni, missionaries on the field, and missions professors at sister institutions. All back issues are now on-line here.
  • Journal of Biblical Studies
  • Journal of Contemporary Theological Studies – In this journal the connection between theology and practical ministry is examined from a scholarly as well as a practical perspective. This area of research is simultaneously an area of research from antiquity and yet a new area of scholarly endeavor as well. JCTS began at Manna University as a forum for scholarly discussion and review. Then in 2014 other colleges joined the scholarly forum. Each paper is reviewed through an editorial process then selected for presentation and the best of the papers are selected for publication in this journal.
  • Journal of the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting (JJMJS) – JJMJS is a peer-reviewed academic open access journal. The journal publishes one (1) issue per year. The journal aims to advance scholarship on this crucial period in the early history of the Jewish and Christian traditions when they developed into what is today known as two world religions, mutually shaping one another as they did so. JJMJS publishes research on any topic that directly addresses or has implications for the understanding of the inter-relationship and interaction between the Jesus movement and other forms of Judaism, as well as for the processes that led to the formation of Judaism and Christianity as two related but independent religions. The primary fields of study are: Christian Origins, New Testament studies, Early Jewish Studies (including Philo and Josephus), the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Rabbinic Studies, Patristics, History of Ancient Christianity, Reception History, and Archaeology.
  • Journal of Scriptural Reasoning – An academic, on-line, peer-reviewed publication of the University of Virginia.  We employ a double-blind review process. The Journal nurtures scholarly conversations between Jewish, Muslim, and Christian thinkers on the topics of hermeneutics, inter-faith dialogue, philosophical theology, religious ethics, and the significance of Scripture in the modern world.
  • The Journal of Southern Religion – JSR is the first scholarly journal devoted to the study of religion in the American South. The journal is fully peer-reviewed, reflecting the best traditions of critical scholarship. It is an open-access publication, published free of cost in its entirety on the Internet.
  • JSTOR-Free Limited Access – JSTOR offers free online reading access to the archives of 1,200 of the world’s most prominent journals. People can sign up for a JSTOR account and, every two weeks, read up to three articles online for free.
  • JURN.org – JURN is a unique search tool which helps you find free academic articles and books. Established in 2009 to comprehensively cover the arts and humanities, in 2014 JURN expanded in scope. JURN now also covers selected university full-text repositories and many additional e-journals in science, biomedical, business and law. In 2015/6 JURN expanded again, adding over 600 e-journals on aspects of the natural world.
  • Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary
  • Ministry Matters – Ministry Matters™ offers practical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps in our This Sunday area, MinistryMatters.com provides both community and inspiration to Christian leaders. There is a research library attached to the website called Legacy Library, which is free to use.
  • The Online Books Page: Serials – This page lists freely accessible archives of serials (such as magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals). Archives are listed according to these criteria.
  • Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) – a virtual library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines. The mission of OADTL is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. TheOADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians. The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary, and Singapore Bible College.
  • Open Access Journals – a collection of free online journals compiled under the Virtual Theological Library Project by the Association of Christian Librarians.
  • Open Access Peer-Reviewed Articles – Open access peer-reviewed journals in religion, Bible, & Christian origins.
  • Open Access Resources in Religious & Theological Studies – Open Journals – This page lists some suggested sites for finding free journal articles on religious and theological topics.
  • Protestant Reformed Theological Journal
  • RELEVANT Magazine – Since 2002, RELEVANT has been the leading platform reaching Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings, covering faith, culture and intentional living. The magazine is not about “being relevant” (whatever that means)—it’s that God is relevant to every aspect of our lives.
  • Scripture Studies – a journal of exposition and study of the Bible.
  • Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (SBJT) – The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology is published by Southern’s School of Theology and features articles by the faculty of Southern Seminary as well as leading evangelical scholars from around the world.
  • TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism – A peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts. Details of the journal are provided on the About page while current and past issues are accessed through the Contents page.
  • Theological Journal Search – This is a Custom Google Search engine for open access theological journals.
  • Theology – The ideal journal for all who want to broaden their knowledge of contemporary theological studies. It includes peer-reviewed contributions from scholars across the Christian tradition. Theology keeps readers abreast of the latest developments in all fields of enquiry impinging on contemporary Christian thought and practice.
  • Theology Today – Founded in 1944 at Princeton Theological Seminary, Theology Today is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal whose contributors include both emerging and established scholars. The editors seek to introduce to an ecumenical readership of academics and religious leaders significant new figures and movements in Christian theology, to foster intellectual encounters between Christianity and the other Abrahamic faiths, and to bring theological reflection and assessment into dialogue with emerging forms of church life and mission.
  • Virtual Theological Library Project / sponsored by Association of Christian Librarians – The Virtual Library contains bibliographic records to open access theological resources and is organized by format.  These include: E-booksBible CommentariesOpen Access Journals, and Research Websites
Philosophy
  • Critical Thinking – The Foundation for Critical Thinking is a non-profit organization promoting the change in education and society in a swiftly changing world. The receive over 150,000 visitors to the site each month from 100 different countries all over the globe. A list of colleges, universities, teachers and educators are given on the site with information being offered from sections such as research, articles, professional development, assessment and testing and news. There are conferences and workshops to attend and suggested reading can be found in the bookstore. Full details about the community are given.
  • Edge.org – The Edge is a very popular site amongst philosophers and ranks high on Alexa.com. Information can be found in the Conversation section and can be browsed by topic, year, or tag. The topics can be chosen from mind, life, culture, universe and technology and there are also videos to view and books in the library. Further information can be obtained from news and events and full details about the organization can  be found on the site.
  • Faith and Philosophy : Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers – published quarterly by the Society of Christian Philosophers. The journal encourages discussions among philosophers representing a wide variety of theological perspectives and philosophical orientations that fall largely within the philosophy of religion.
  • History of Philosophy, without any gaps – the publishers take thinkers through the history of philosophy ‘without any gaps’ as stated on the site. Episodes in Philosophy are listed and can be viewed and commented upon with all the latest updates given regularly. Subjects and individual Philosphers can be chosen from the classical, later antiquity or Islamic world sections revealing many interesting facts and details. Links and podcasts are given to demonstrate data and participating in any of the threads in the blog is welcome.
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP) is a non-profit organization that provides open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. The staff of 30 editors and approximately 300 authors hold doctorate degrees and are professors at colleges and universities around the world (though mostly from English-speaking countries). Submissions are peer reviewed by specialists according to strict criteria.
  • Philosopher.org – This is a small site, but the information given on Philosophy is vast. There is an index containing a list of topics alphabetically with information on each chosen subject along with links. Topics can also be chosen from ‘Contents’ with titles such as Enlightenment, God, Existentialism, Mind, Science and Romanticism to name a few all leading to valuable information. The author of the site taught Philosophy for many years in London and his passion for the subject can clearly be gained from the site.
  • Philosophy and Christian Theology – article taken from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. First published Mon May 13, 2002; substantive revision Thu Aug 9, 2012.
  • Philosophy Now – bi-monthly magazine for everyone interested in ideas.
  • Religion-Online.Org – More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Social Issues, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
  • Society of Christian Philosophers – The Society of Christian Philosophers was organized in 1978 to promote fellowship among Christian Philosophers and to stimulate study and discussion of issues which arise from their Christian and philosophical commitments. One of its chief aims is to go beyond the usual philosophy of religion sessions at the American Philosophical Association and to stimulate thinking about the nature and role of Christian commitment in philosophy.
  • Top 25 Christian Thinkers – The most academically sound and historically orthodox books ever written by some of the greatest Christian thinkers and intellectuals of our time.
  • Your Favorite Philosophy Web Sites – readers send in philosophy web sites they most enjoyed visiting this week. Accepted web sites are added with a link and brief abstract.
Sociology
  • American Sociological Association – dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. The site provides 22 sociological topics that can be explored, including CultureFamily and Life CourseGlobal Issues,  Race and Ethnicity, and Religion and Spirituality.
  • Careers to Help the Poor – There are many misconceptions about people living in poverty, particularly when it comes to how they became poor and why they stay poor. Many think the individuals are to blame, but the economic system makes it extremely difficult for some people to live above the poverty line. Fortunately, there are numerous career and volunteer opportunities for those who want to help others break free from the poverty trap. This guide addresses many of these opportunities while also exploring who is most affected by poverty and why it’s vital they receive help.
  • Good Sociology Sites|Revise Sociology – Some of the best web sites and other sources for keeping up to date with social trends, news and sociological research. Most of these are hub sites through which the latest sociological research is published and analyzed.
  • How to Make a Difference Through Volunteering & Nonprofit Careers – Volunteer work is not just an item on a resume or college application – it’s an essential part of a functioning society. The benefits of volunteer work reach far and wide with a ripple effect that begins with the individual and nonprofit organization and extends beyond the larger community, benefiting everyone in its wake. In this guide, you’ll learn more about the importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit.
  • Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists (Cornell University Library) – direct access to selected datasets available on the Internet.
  • Pew Research Center / Social and Demographic Trends – reports on surveys on a variety of social issues.
  • Religion-Online.Org – More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Social Issues, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
  • SocioWeb: Your Independent Guide to Sociological Resources on the Internet – An independent guide to the sociological resources available on the Internet and is founded in the belief that the Internet can help to unite the sociological community in powerful ways.
  • SSRN: Social Science Research Network – SSRN´s eLibrary provides 751,903 research papers from 350,177 researchers across 30 disciplines.
  • Volunteer and Nonprofit Career Guide – Linking college degrees to nonprofit careers. From administrative assistant to staff attorney to environmental policy analyst, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) require skilled employees and volunteers to succeed in their mission. Here you can find degrees that often lead to volunteer and employment opportunities.
Spanish Language Library Resources
Theology
Miscellaneous
  • American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) – strives to give access to the best data on religion including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers.Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world.
  • Aristos – an online review of the arts from a conservative point of view.
  • Cambridge Digital Library – “Cambridge University Library contains evidence of some of the greatest ideas and discoveries over two millennia. We want to make our collections accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection and a thirst for knowledge.” —Anne Jarvis, University Librarian.
  • The Center for the Study of the Great Ideas
  • The Complete Library of Christian Worship – originally compiled and edited by Robert E. Webber, Th.D., and brings the theory and reality of worship together as an educational, applicational, and inspirational online study center.
  • The Great Books, based on the list developed for the Great Books collection of the Encyclopædia Britannica by Robert M. Hutchins, Mortimer J. Adler, and Mark Van Doren
  • View a video introduction to How To Read A Book
  • Michelle Marder Kamhi – an independent scholar and art critic, Kamhi is the co-editor of Aristos, an online review of the arts, and the author of Who Says That’s Art? A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts.
  • Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) – a virtual library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines. The mission of OADTL is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. The collections also contain thousands of Ph.D. and D.Min. dissertations. The collections are growing quickly. TheOADTL offers both simple and advanced searching for content. All content is fully cataloged by professional librarians. The sponsors of the OADTL are: Claremont School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, Hartford Seminary, International Baptist Theological Study Centre (Amsterdam), Lexington Seminary, and Singapore Bible College.
  • Open Access Resources in Religious & Theological Studies – Art & Images – This page lists links to image collections and indexes. NOTE: Many of these images are subject to copyright restrictions. These are “open” index and websites for finding images, but you should seek proper permissions when using images in your research.
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic Research – links for Pentecostal and Charismatic Church history research.
  • Religion Online – More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
  • Religion Statistics – a variety of statistical websites linked from Regent University Library.
  • Research Websites – a collection of research web sites compiled under the Virtual Theological Library Project by the Association of Christian Librarians.
  • Statistical Abstracts of the United States – Statistical Abstract data present here ranges from our most recent edition to the historical abstracts compiled throughout the decades. Some of the data were scanned as an effort to make historical abstract information available to the public. The display of data will continue as historical records become available.