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Annotated Gateway to Online Resources

The following list is a compilation of resources for faculty to use in course preparation and student assignments.

 

Bible Study

Bible Gateway

A gateway for rich social and personal connection to Bibles, Bible studies, and reference tools for use on your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone . . . anywhere; in more than 200 versions and more than 70 languages!

Bible Study Tools

This site is a veritable trove of resources for the Bible student. It includes over 20 Bible translations, commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, historical books, lexicons, maps, texts of classics, sermons, and more.

NET Bible: Biblical Studies Foundation

As a learning environment, the NET Bible leads the way for a new generation of online Bible study and research tools. It offers a vast and growing library of trustworthy content all integrated into an easy-to-use online environment. Placing high-quality Bible study tools and resources within reach of the whole world without charge benefits all pastors, missionaries, Bible teachers, and individuals.

New Testament Research Gateway

Logos Bible Software hosts this site, which is a directory of academic Internet resources on everything connected with the academic study of the New Testament and Christian Origins.

Synoptic Gospels Primer

As a primer, its design will assist students in college-level courses on the gospels or anyone else interested in the "Synoptic Problem;" created specifically for undergraduate New Testament courses at Rutgers University (New Brunswick campuses).

 

Biblical Texts and Manuscripts

Ancient Biblical and Non-Biblical Texts

This site includes ancient texts both canonical and non-canonical Jewish texts (pseudepigrapha, histories, and other).

Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM)

The center utilizes emerging technology to preserve and study Greek NT manuscripts. CSNTM has collaborated with more than 40 institutions on four continents to produce more than 350,000 images of New Testament manuscripts, in the process, discovering more than 90 new ones.

Educational Research Sites of the Society of Biblical Literature

This site lists web resources of interest to students of biblical texts

Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism

This encyclopedia attempts to address all aspects of New Testament Textual Criticism in an orderly and fair fashion.

Gutenberg Bible Digital Version: British Library

This site includes the British Library’s two copies of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible, the first real book to be printed using the technique of printing which Gutenberg invented in the 1450s.

Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts

The focus of this site is the process used to study the ancient manuscripts because they form the textual foundation for the New Testament. While the language discussed is Greek, almost everything is explained with transliterations into English and, where applicable, translations from standard English Bibles.

Society of Biblical Literature

Founded in 1880, it is the oldest and largest society dedicated to promoting biblical scholarship across academic disciplines. As an international organization, its members enjoy mutual support, encourage intellectual growth, and foster professional development

 

Databases

Calvary Chapel Bible College Library (CBCL) Search

The CBCL database offers full-text coverage for over 250 journals and magazines over a span of 100 years. It covers topics like world religions, major denominations, religious history, moral philosophy, and other theological and philosophical resources.

CIA World Factbook

This fact book provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

WorldCat Bibliographical Database

This popular database connects a researcher with collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. One can search for popular books, music CDs and videos, digital content, and downloadable audiobooks in addition to article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Resources are available in many languages because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in several countries.

 

History

American Society of Oriental Research (ASOR)

Located at Boston University, the American Schools of Oriental Research supports and encourages the study of the cultures and history of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present.

Early Manuscripts Oxford

This site provides access to over 80 digital facsimiles of complete early manuscripts selected as treasures from their respective libraries, scanned directly from the originals, now in institutions associated with the University of Oxford

Wallbuilders Early American History (David Barton)

Wallbuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation, which, in recent years, has faced scathing attacks.

Yale Divinity School Library: History of Christianity Guide

The goal of this guide is to direct you to resources in the area of History of Christianity, including the best databases, reference tools, and online resources.

 

Ministries

Billy Graham Center Archives

The Archives gathers, preserves, and makes available for use unpublished documents on the history of North American nondenominational Protestant efforts to spread the Christian Gospel.

Operation World Missions Statistics

This is the definitive prayer resource and guide to every nation on earth

Prison Fellowship

The ministry started by Chuck Colson to train and inspire communities to help restore those affected by incarceration through biblically based programs and positive community action.

 

Philosophy and Theology

American Theological Library Association (ATLA)

The ATLA is a professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA produces a prestigious line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology.

Augustine: Electronic Version of Confessions

This document is an online reprint of Augustine: Confessions, a text, and commentary by James J. O'Donnell.

Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

It is the practical theological reference standard for evangelical scholarship. Combined with the power of the Online Study Bible verse search readers can locate theological concepts related to the scripture they are studying.

Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)

ETS is a professional, academic society of Biblical scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others involved in evangelical scholarship.

Jacques Maritain Center

The center is an archive of the literary works of Martain, French philosopher and political thinker who was a key proponent of Thomism in the twentieth century and a prominent interpreter of the writings of Thomas Aquinas.

Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University

This site is a collection of writings and articles from Jonathan Edwards that includes published works and raw manuscripts.

Online Archives of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS)

The earliest archived copies of the JETS journal are from 1969. The last three years are only available to current subscribers.

Thomistic philosophy page

This page includes links to online texts of St. Thomas Aquinas in Latin and English

 

Research Groups and Think Tanks

Barna Research Group

The Barna Group provides spiritual influences with credible knowledge and clear thinking, enabling them to navigate a complex and changing culture.

Guttmacher Institute (U.S. Abortion Statistics)

This institute is a primary source for research and policy analysis on abortion in the United States. In many cases, Guttmacher’s data are more comprehensive than state and federal government sources. The Institute’s work examines the incidence of abortion, access to care and barriers to obtaining services, factors underlying women’s decisions to terminate a pregnancy, characteristics of women who have abortions and the conditions under which women obtain them.

Heritage Foundation

As a research and educational think tank, the foundation’s mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

Stemcell Research

This site provides information on the science of stem cell research, the laws and policies currently in place, and commentaries and analyses, including a founding statement On Human Embryos and Stem Cell Research signed by several leading researchers and ethicists.

 

Religion

American Academy of Religion

AAR is closely associated with the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). It provides a major publishing program, grants, and awards, professional services, an annual North American meeting and ten regional meetings through which it serves its members and the advancement of the field.

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)

The ARDA purpose it to democratize access to the best data on religion. The archives include American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers.

Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 Edition: New Advent

This encyclopedia provides its readers with full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action, and doctrine.

Project Canterbury Research Center: Anglican History

Project Canterbury is a free online archive of out-of-print Anglican texts and related modern documents. Founded in 1999 by Richard Mammana, it is an all-volunteer effort with no official church affiliation.

Virtual Religion Index

This index is a useful tool for analyzing and highlighting the important content of religion-related websites to help in research. Includes in the index are hyperlinks to major directories and documents

Wabash Center Guide to Internet Sources in Religion

A selective annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources related to the study and practice of religion, including syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, and software. The purpose of this guide is to encourage and facilitate the incorporation of electronic resources into teaching.

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