Welcome to the research guide for Theology of the Bible I, II. The suggested databases are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check the location and the availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed here and through the library home page.
Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended on-campus resources
The on-campus collection holds a plethora of helpful resources, including a number of scholarly commentaries. You can browse the resources on-campus or from the online catalog by selecting the browse by call number choice and enter the call number B. BR (Christianity) to BV (Practical Christianity) should be helpful. Additional items available in the collection include:
Christian Century - Print 2000-present and online 01/06/1988-present
Christian Scholar’s Review - Print 2000-present and online 07/01/2002-present
Commonweal - Print 2001-present and online 01/15/1988-present
Ecumenical Review - Online 01/01/1994-present
Harvard Theological Review - Print 2001-present and online 01/01/2001-1 year ago
Journal of Religious Thought - Online 07/01/1994-present
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society - Print 2000-2008
New Testament Studies - Online, 01/01/2001-1 year ago
Theological Studies - Online, 03/01/1995-present
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials access to articles and citations on theology and philosophy
Christian Periodical Index indexes more than 130 Christian periodicals covering major doctrinal positions, as well as Christian perspectives on a broad range of other areas of knowledge, such as science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology, and education.
eBooks provides access to over 65,000 books that are viewable from your computer wherever you are. Only one person from PHC at a time can access the same book. If the book is in use, you may ask to be emailed when the book is available. Users will need to creat a free user ID and password the first time that they "check out" a book.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library offers a variety of full-text Christian classics.
Bible Gateway provides helpful search capabilities, such as word and passage search, footnotes, and cross references in a number of English versions and several additional languages.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is a practical, authoritative, and complete classic reference encyclopedia explaining significant words in the Bible and Apocrypha. It gives detailed information on the language and literature of Bible lands, and the historical and religious environments of the people of the Bible in articles by nearly 200 scholars.
Gnostic Society Library offers primary source documents and commentaries from and about Gnostic writers and writings in the early church era. It also includes information on the Apocrypha.
Jewish Encyclopedia provides access to the 12 volume set completed in 1906. Although not updated for the 20th century, information is a valued resource for those interested in the Jewish roots of Christian belief and tradition.
Theological Journals Search provides access to over 300 theological journals through Google custom search.
Wabash Center Guide provides information and support primarily in support of theological teaching. For all researchers, it also provides an Internet Guide to Religion, which links to an array of sites in support of a variety of research endeavors.
If you want to browse the shelves, try these areas of the collection:
B - Religion and Philosophy
|BL - Religion. Mythology. Rationalism
BM - Judaism
BP - Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc.
BQ - Buddhism
|BR - Christianity
BS - The Bible
BT - Doctrinal theology
BV - Practical theology
BX - Christian denominations
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo
Freedom of religion
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546
Paul, the Apostle, Saint
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225-1274
All citations must be in Turabian format. Information for proper Turabian citation can be found in the library. Additional Turabian citation help can be accessed online at OWL (Online Writing Lab).
Created: Gladden, 2008. Reviewed: Dr. Darrell Cox, 2010, 2012, 2013. Revised: Thornhill, 2010, 2012, 2013. Reviewed: Newman, 2013.