Romans and Galatians 

Welcome to the Research Guide for Romans and Galatians.
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In the PHC Library catalog, you can search a variety of resources by title, author, keyword, or phrase, linking you to ebooks, print books in the on-campus collection, and journal articles from both general and subject specific databases. The more specific your search terms, the more specific the results will be.  For our Distance Learning (DL) students, excerpts from print items held in the on campus library can be provided on request at askalibrarian@phc.edu. 

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

If you are accessing electronic resources from off-campus and are required to log in, use your student portal user name and password to gain access. If you have difficulty with the website or accessing any resources, please let library staff know by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu or  library@phc.edu. 

On-Campus Resources

The following preferred commentaries on Romans and Galatians are on available online and on reserve at the circulation desk.



Internet Resources

  • 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.

  • Jewish Encyclopedia (completed 1901-1906) is an authoritative work of Jewish culture and historical context. 


Selected Journals

You can search for journal articles by title, author, or keyword, or you can browse a subject specific journal like the ones listed below by using the library's link, Periodical Listings.

  • 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 any of the following terms limited by "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. Last updated: Thornhill, 2023.

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