- Continuing to focus on uploading high quality theological journals and articles. Although I will be adding a few digitised books, other people are filling this need via archive.org. Unless important titles are blocked, damaged or incomplete then it does not seem a good use of my time to duplicate them.
- Adding more journal titles to the list I am already working on.
- To seek paid advertising from Bible Colleges and Seminaries that would guarantee basic site running costs. The websites had over 145,000 visitors in April who are obviously interested in theology, so the sites would seem to lend themselves to this use.
- To build up a base support of those who are willing to contribute towards the ongoing development of the sites. There are a number of ways to support the sites other than financially, click here to find out how.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
J.J. Blunt, On The Right Use of the Fathers, 3rd Edition. London: John Murray, 1869. Hbk. pp.542.
Click here to download the book.
Monday, August 12, 2013
|Dictionary of the Christian Church, Third Edition
By Edited by F.L. Cross & E.A. Livingstone / Hendrickson Publishers
Looking for accurate information on the Bible? Religious orders? Theologians? Archaeology? You'll find it in Cross and Livingstone's accessible dictionary! Priced right for home and church libraries, this comprehensive A-to-Z resource provides hundreds of authoritative cross-referenced entries by respected scholars and experts. Previously published as The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Third Edition. 1568 pages, softcover from Hendrickson.
|Augustine and His World
By Andrew Knowles & Pachomios Penkett / Inter-varsity Press
Firmly situating the Bishop of Hippo within his 4th-century North African context, Knowles and Penkett trace major themes in the life of this fascinating patristic theologian. Accessible text, beautiful full-color illustrations, and relevant sidebar quotations explore Augustine's youth, his dramatic conversion, his ordination, the major controversies he confronted, and his enduring legacy. 191 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.
|Christian History: The Entire Collection of Christian History & Biography Magazine on CDROM (PDF text only)
By Christianity Today
Now you can take the complete set of Christian History & Biography magazine everywhere you go. Covering subjects ranging from Martin Luther to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from the Crusades to modern Christian-Muslim relations, Christian History & Biography is dedicated to the events and personalities that have laid the foundations of modern Christianity.
|A Brief Guide to Philo
By Kenneth Schenck / Westminster John Knox Press
This is a compact introduction to the work of Philo (c. 20 B.C.-50 A.D.), the important Jewish thinker and scriptural interpreter. Schenck provides a guide for understanding Philo's complex works, a roadmap for topics and contents of Philo's writings, and a description of contemporary research so students can easily find their ways into Philo study.
|Christianity Through the Centuries, Expanded Third Edition - Slightly Imperfect
This third edition of Christianity Through The Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990's. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5). New photos. Over 100 photos in all-more than twice the number in the previous edition. Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look. Improved maps (21) and charts (39). From a conservative viewpoint for the student/advanced lay person. Contains an index, end notes, and suggestions for further reading. Earle E. Cairns, professor emeritus of Wheaton College, is a graduate of Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha (Th.B.) and the University of Nebraska (Ph.D.). He is a member of the American Society of Church History, the American Historical Association, and the Conference on Faith and History. He taught at Wheaton for thirty-five years and was department chairman for much of that time. He was consulting editor for the New International Dictionary of the Christian Church.
|The Richness of Augustine: His Contextual & Pastoral Theology
By Mark Ellingsen / Westminster John Knox Press
A fresh introduction to Augustine's contributions to ecumenical and pastoral theology. Focusing on the significance of Augustine's African cultural and ethnic roots, Ellingsen reveals the diversity and conceptual richness of the saint's thought; and demonstrates that the Augustinian traditions claimed by the Catholic, Presbyterian, and other Protestant denominations are valid. 216 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.
|House Church and Mission: The Importance of Household Structures in Early Christianity
By Roger W. Gehring / Baker Academic
For nearly three hundred years, early Christians met almost exclusively in private homes initially built only for domestic use. In this study, Roger Gehring investigates the missional significance of house churches from the time of Jesus through Paul in light of both theological and sociohistorical considerations.
All church structures take shape in the tension between preestablished theological requirements and the concrete social situation. Even in the New Testament, the emergence of separate house churches involved the potential danger of splintering the Christian movement. Nevertheless their essential family-based foundation has proven to be the life-generating cell and fundamental core of the missional church.
The development of early Christian ethics, the emergence of leadership structures, and the growth of ecclesiological concepts were all noticeably influenced by the households in which believers lived and gathered. In the last twenty-five years the house church phenomenon has generated a great deal of interest among New Testament scholars and church practitioners. Research has focused primarily on the architecture of these homes and on its corresponding social and theological implications.
House Church and Mission offers scholars the first comprehensive summary of evidence concerning home churches in the New Testament and supplies pastors and lay leaders with a well-crafted discussion of the nature of "church" that explores the practical implications of house churches on outreach.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
H.N. Bate, History Of The Church to A.D. 325, 2nd edn. London: Rivingtons, 1924. Hbk. pp.140.
I remember finding this book extremely helpful when I was studying church history and so was pleased to find that the copyright has expired. It can now be downloaded from here.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Gerald Bray, "The Doctrine of the Trinity in Augustine's De Civitate Dei," European Journal of Theology 1.2 (1992): 141-150. Click here to read.
My thanks to Professor Bray for his kind permission.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Issa. A. Saliba, "The Bishop of Antioch and the Heretics," The Evangelical Quarterly 54.2 (Apr.-June 1982): 65-76.
Click here for the link.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
William Varner, "In the wake of Trypho: Jewish-Christian dialogues in the third to sixth centuries," The Evangelical Quarterly 80.3 (July 2008): 219-236.
Click here to read.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Craig M. Watts, "The Humanity of Jesus in Justin Martyr’s Soteriology," The Evangelical Quarterly 56.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1984): 21-34.
Click here to read the article.
Monday, October 24, 2011
David F. Wright, "Christian Faith in the Greek World: Justin Martyr's Testimony," The Evangelical Quarterly 54.2 (Apr.-June 1982): 77-87.
Monday, September 19, 2011
David E. Aune, "Early Christian Biblical Interpretation," The Evangelical Quarterly 41.2 (April-May 1969): 89-96.
My thanks to Professor Aune for his kind permission.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
A. Skevington-Wood, "The Eschatology of Irenaeus," The Evangelical Quarterly 41.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1969): 30-41.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Thomas O'Loughlin, The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians. London: SPCK, 2010. Pbk. ISBN-13: 978-0281059539. pp.256.
Professor O'Loughlin attached a voucher for SPCK online that would give a 20% discount, but Amazon.co.uk offer a 30% discount.
Here is an introductory video which gives you a taste of the book's content and argument:
Monday, December 20, 2010
T.V. Philip, "Authority of Scripture in the Patristic Period," Indian Journal of Theology 23.1-2 (Jan.-June 1974): 1-8. Click here to read.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Donald F. Hudson, "The Attitude of the Apologists to Non-Christian Religions," Indian Journal of Theology 6.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1957): 15-18. Click here to read.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
V.C. Samuel. "Some Facts About the Alexandrine Christology," Indian Journal of Theology 11.4 (Oct.-Dec. 1962): 136-142. Click here to read.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
James M.G. Purves, "The Spirit and the Imago Dei: Reviewing the Anthropology of Irenaeus of Lyons," The Evangelical Quarterly 68.2 (Apr.-June 1996): 99-120.
If you find this article helful, please leave a comment. Not only is this an encouragement it will also help others to find the entry in the search engines.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Monday, October 19, 2009
Colin J. Hemer, "The Manchester Rotas / Sator Square," Faith and Thought 105.1&2 (1978): 36-40.
My thanks to the Trustees of Tyndale House for their kind permission to reproduce this article.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
John W. Drane, "Gnosticism and the New Testament 1," TSF Bulletin 68 (Spring 1974): 6-13.
John W. Drane, "Gnosticism and the New Testament 2," TSF Bulletin 69 (Summer 1974): 1-7.
My thanks to Professor Drane for his kind permission to reproduce these articles.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
With new academic year due to begin in the next few weeks I thought it would be good to update my visitors on recent and forthcoming developments across the “Theology on the Web” websites.
File Formats for Articles
Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with different formats for the articles I upload. Since I began in 2001 I’ve scanned, OCR’d and then proof-read all the articles that I’ve placed online. This produces very clear text and very small file sizes, but it does have the disadvantage of being very time consuming as well as introducing typos.
The situation is at present that I have a full-time job in a Christian charity, a wife and three little boys, so website work must be confined to my lunch hour or late evenings. Although I received over a million visitors each year only 4 of these support the work regularly on a monthly basis. The two advertisers who paid for space on the websites have decided not to renew this year. All this means is that while I still hope to do this work full-time on the sites at some point there is no prospect of this in the near future on the basis of current funding levels. If you would like to support the development of the sites I suggest a number of ways of doing so here.
This has led me to change the format of the articles I upload to scanned PDF’s with OCR’d text. These retain the original layout, can be searched, cut and pasted and appear in search engines. They can be produced very quickly (I could scan and place online an entire book in a few hours) but the file size is around 15-20 times larger a word-processed version. A few people have complained about this change, but I would rather have the material available now rather in several years time (if ever) even if the format does not please everyone.
New (old!) Journals Online
I have recently completed the entire 11 volumes of the Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society and will be integrating the articles into my site in the next few weeks. Vox Evangelica (which I began working on in 2006) should be complete by the end of next week. I have recently completed a table of contents for the Theological Students Fellowship (TSF) Bulletin (UK) and a number of these articles are now online. Anvil journal recently allowed me to publish around 27 of its articles and these are appearing as permissions from the authors are received. I am now working on a table of contents for Themelios (1962-1974) when it was published by IFES. I hope to be able to place many of these articles online as well in due course in partnership with Tyndale House and the Gospel Coalition.
Due to my present workload the launch of this site has been put back until sometime next year.
That’s all for now. Remember to subscribe to the site feeds to received the latest news. Thanks for visiting!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
My thanks to Dr Beckwith for his kind permission to reproduce this book online.
Monday, April 20, 2009
St. Irenaeus of Lyons, the First Systematic Theologian of the Second Century (Johnson Thomaskutty, Faculty of New Testament, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India)
Tertullian, the Father of Latin Western Theology and an Advocate of "Freedom of Religion" (Johnson Thomaskutty, Faculty of New Testament, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India)
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Frances Young, "Christian Attitudes to Finance in the First Four Centuries," Epworth Review 4.3 (Sept. 1977): 78-86.
This is very interesting article on a neglected subject - well worth a read.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
It used to be said that you had to study patristics for at least 50 years to be considered an expert. If that is true then men like this will prove hard to replace.