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Romans and Galatians 

Welcome to the Research Guide for Romans and Galatians.
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The suggested databases are accessible from this page 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 our collection through the online catalog, accessible from the library home page.

Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu.

On-Campus Resources

Preferred commentaries on Romans and Galatians are on reserve at the circulation desk in the library for 2-hour check-out periods, in-library use only.
Search the resources on-campus from the online catalog by key word or call number. Specific items in the collection include:

Internet Resources

  • Clarke's, Expositor's, and Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown are well respected commentaries and available online. A number of other scholarly commentaries are available at Studylight.

  • 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.

  • Need Jewish background for your text? Information on culture, customs, feasts, or language? The Jewish Encyclopedia (completed 1901-1906) is an authoritative work of Jewish scholarhip that provides an in-depth review of the Jewish faith and practice.


  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials provides access to articles and citations on theology and philosophy.

  • eBook provides access to over 65,000 books that are viewable from your computer wherever you are. You may view online at any time or check out the book as a download. Users will need to create a free user ID and password the first time that they check out a book.

Selected Journals

Locate online access to these journals through the library's Periodical Listing.

  • Christian Century- Print 2000-present and online 01/06/1988-present

  • Commonweal- Print 2001-present and online 01/15/1988-present

  • Harvard Theological Review - Print 2001-present and online 01/01/2001-1 year ago

  • 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


If you want to browse the shelves, check the BS 2665 - 2685.3 section.
Search the catalog using an Advanced Search for the any of the following strings as a "subject":

Bible. N.T. Romans--Commentaries.
Bible. N. T. Galatians -- Commentaries.

Paul the apostle, Saint.
Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation.
Church-- History--Christian Doctrines.

Research Tips

  • Search by subject: Once you have located a potential source in the catalog, click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.

  • Once you locate a potential source, additional valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.

  • If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly in the library catalog.

  • Zotero is a free citation management system that allows you to collect, organize, and cite your resources. It will create your footnotes, end notes, in-text citations, and bibliographies. You may find that a librarian would be helpful in quickly learning the program and its functionality.

  • Citation assistance is available at OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and APA styling formats. 

Created: Thornhill, 2011. Reviewed and updated: Dr. Darrell Cox/Thornhill, 2012, 2014, 2016. Reviewed: Thornhill, 2017, 2019.

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