Religion Resources

Databases (for Bethel Users)

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 488,000 article citations from more than 1,500 journals (506 currently indexed), more than 215,000 essay citations from over 15,700 multi-author works, and more than 446,000 book review citations. This database begins in 1949 although indexing for some journal titles extends back into the nineteenth century. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association. (source: vendor website)

Christian Periodical Index

The Christian Periodical Index, produced by The Association of Christian Librarians (ACL), is a bibliographic database that indexes articles from over 100 selected publications covering a broad range of topics. Coverage is representative of the major doctrinal positions within evangelical Christianity. (source: vendor website)

eBook Religion Collection

Search and view the full text of eBooks.

Religious & Theological Abstracts

Provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. Database lists a wide variety of periodical literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions, and provides English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages. Indexes and abstracts articles in the fields of sociology, anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology, and urban studies. Coverage also includes policy issues in areas such as aging, violence, abuse and neglect, crisis intervention, urban development, and development policy.(Source: WorldCat)

Online Resources (free to All Users)

Bible Gateway

Welcome to, a free service for reading and researching scripture online-- all in the language or translation of your choice! We provide advanced searching capabilities based on keywords or scripture references, and various tools to enhance your study of the Bible. (Source: WorldCat)

This site provides a version of the Bible that is accessible to those who are visually impaired.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is an online collection of hundres of classic Christian books. Books include works from the early church fathers to works done early in the twentieth century.

The Christian Resource Institute

Information resource from Christian Resource Institute in cooperation with Korea Nazarene University that provides Christian biblical and theological resources in Englilsh, Korean, and Spanish. Covers Bible topics, lectionary, ministry resources, theological topics, news letters, discussion forums, newsletter of CRI events, and photos. Some information available in Russian and Spanish. (Source: WorldCat)

East-West Church & Ministry Report

This English-language journal from Samford University in Alabama informs on "the status of Christianity and Western ministry in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe." Its archives begin with its founding in 1993 and are full-text searchable. (Source: WorldCat)

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online

Reliable information on Anabaptist-related (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations. Secular topics from an Anabaptist perspective and full-text source documents are also included. (Source: Website)

The New Testament Gateway

This page and those linked to it provide resource materials related to the study of the New Testament in areas related to Greek grammar, Greek syntax, exegesis, NT textual criticism, background, etc. There is also some Septuagint (LXX) material. Some of the material is my own, the balance of it consists of links to other pages which provide specific content. It is organized topically and by Bible books. This is an on-going project that will continue to expand as I have time to search and index additional sites (unfortunately, that time is currently at a premium). (Source: website).

Noncanonical Literature

The Bible is an invaluable collection of sacred ancient texts, written and assembled over several hundreds of years by numerous authors. These texts were written to particular people living at a definite time and place who shared common experiences and knowledge. By studying similar literature that precedes and follows the biblical writings chronologically, students of the Bible are better prepared to discover the intended meaning. Apocryphal and pseudepigraphal literature was apparently intended either to supplement or supplant existing canonical literature. Many of the apocryphal gospels offer guesses as to what occurred during the so-called "missing years" of Jesus' life -- during his childhood or after his resurrection. Others attempt to provide support for later theological convictions -- both orthodox and heretical. Whether the information found in the apocryphal literature is factually correct or not is not necessarily important. These documents give interpreters valuable insight into what some Jews and Christians believed in various places at different times.

Unbound Bible

The unbound Bible is a collection of searchable Bibles consisting of: 10 English versions including the NASB, Greek and Hebrew versions (the original Bible languages), 4 ancient versions & 42 versions in other languages. (Source: WorldCat)

Wesley Center Online

Offers a list of works by and about English religious leader John Wesley (1702-1791), the founder of the Methodist Church. Provides access to sites about Wesley and electronic publications of works by Wesley and related clergy. (Source: WorldCat)

World Wide Encyclopedia of Christianity

The World Wide Encyclopedia of Christianity is a single reference source with links to the contents of the Catholic Encyclopedia, Easton's Bible Dictionary, Torrey's Topical Textbook, and Elwell's Dictionary of Christian Theology. Looking for information on a word related to Christianity? This is a place to start. In the future, I hope to add links to other resources, such as to the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia and to relevant articles from the Encyclopedia Britannica. (Source: website)

World Wide Study Bible

Links to Internet resources on individual books of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. (Source: WorldCat)