This post offers access to theological journals, books, and videos that one can read/watch for free. The post contains the following sections:
- Use the search function of your browser (e.g., Ctrl+F) to search in this post.
- Use Google Books > Full View to find books of which the full text is available in Google Books.
- Use OAIster to find all open access materials in Worldcat.
- Use Theological Journals Search to search in hundreds of open access theological journals (for journals included in this Google Custom Search see the comprehensive list at Oral Roberts University > Theological Journals Search).
- Use STEP Bible to search in the Bible (in English, Hebrew, Greek, etc.).
- Use ETSC Library Catalogue to search in the catalogue of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (well over 50,000 volumes in English and Arabic).
Collections and Directories
Academia: many scholars post their own articles on Academia.
Archive.org > Texts: mainly older books, in many different disciplines.
Egyptian Knowledge Bank: for Egyptians in Egypt only: a free personal subscription provides access to, e.g., Ebscohost’s Academic Search Complete Database and Wiley’s Online Books.
JSTOR > Religion > Journals: institutions on the African continent can get free access to the JSTOR archives, i.e., articles published more than some five years ago; individuals around the world can create a MyJSTOR account and read three articles from the archives for free every two weeks. – Students, faculty, and staff of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo can register for JSTOR archives through this password protected page (password available in the ETSC main library).
OpenEdition > Journals > Religion: mainly in French.
Perseus: Greek and Roman classics
Religion-Online > Book List: 200 books, mainly published some decades ago
Sacred Texts: books of the major world religions
Society of Biblical Literature Online Books: over 400 books, only accessible from lower income countries.
Please, note, that a free subscription is required before a journal can be accessed through GlobeTheoLib or JSTOR:
- GlobeTheoLib: access to GlobeTheoLib requires a free subscription.
- JSTOR: institutions on the African continent can get free access to the JSTOR archives (articles published more than some five years ago); individuals around the world can create a MyJSTOR account and read three articles from the archives for free every two weeks. – Students, faculty, and staff of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo can register for JSTOR archives through this password protected page (password available in the ETSC main library).
Acta Theologica: GlobeTheoLib
Ars Disputandi: homepage
Australian eJournal of Theology: homepage
Bavinck Review, The: Bavinckinstitute
Bible and Critical Theory: homepage
Bible Translator, The: homepage
Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics: homepage
Biblical Archaeologist, The: JSTOR
Black Theology: GlobeTheoLib
Brill Open Humanities: homepage
Bulletin for Biblical Research: homepage
Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa: homepage
Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: homepage
Cairo Journal of Theology: homepage
Chinese Theological Review: homepage
Christian Century, The: Religion-Online (over 1200 articles)
Church History and Religious Culture: JSTOR
Currents in Theology and Mission: GlobeTheoLib
Ecumenical Review, The: GlobeTheoLib
Filología Neotestamentaria: homepage
Hebrew Studies: JSTOR
HIPHIL Novum: homepage
IESUS ABOENSIS: Åbo Akademi Journal for Historical Jesus Research: homepage
Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society: homepage
International Journal of Homiletics: homepage
International Review of Mission: GlobeTheoLib
Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology: GlobeTheoLib
Irish Biblical Studies: BiblicalStudies.org.uk
Islamic Studies: JSTOR
Jewish Biblical Quarterly: homepage
Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament: homepage
Journal of Adult Theological Education: GlobeTheoLib
Journal of Ecclesiastical History, The: GlobeTheoLib
Journal of Ecumenical Studies: GlobeTheoLib
Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism: homepage
Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies, The: homepage
Journal of Qur’anic Studies: JSTOR
Journal of Religious Ethics: JSTOR
Journal of the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting: homepage
Midwestern Journal of Theology: homepage
Ministerial Formation: GlobeTheoLib
Near Eastern Archaeology: JSTOR
New Testament Studies: GlobeTheoLib
Novum Testamentum: JSTOR
Numen: International Review for the History of Religion: JSTOR
Old Testament Essays: homepage
Open Theology: homepage
Oriens: Journal of Philosophy, Theology and Science in Islamic Societies: JSTOR
Political Theology: GlobeTheoLib
Practical Theology: GlobeTheoLib
Reformed Faith & Practice: homepage
Religion & Literature: JSTOR
Religious Studies and Theology: GlobeTheoLib
Review of Biblical Literature: homepage
Review of Religious Research: JSTOR
Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies: homepage
Southern Baptist Journal of Theology: homepage
Stellenbosch Theological Journal: homepage
Studies in Christian Ethics: GlobeTheoLib
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism: homepage
Theological Librarianship: homepage
Tyndale Bulletin: homepage
Vetus Testamentum: A Quarterly Published by the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament: JSTOR
Vigiliae Christianae: A Review of Early Christian Life and Language: JSTOR
Welt des Islams, Die: International Journal for the Study of Modern Islam: JSTOR
Word & World: homepage
Series of Books
Some series that include volumes published since 2000.
Ancient Near East Monographs. Homepage
Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series. SBL Online Books
International Voices in Biblical Studies. Homepage
Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series. Homepage
Just a few books.
Beek, Abraham van de. Jesus Kyrios: Christology as Heart of Theology. VU DARE
Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology. BiblicalTraining
Wit, Willem J. de. On the Way to the Living God. Academia
A tentative list of videos of theological courses, lectures, etc.
Biblical Studies Online: Online Courses. homepage
Biblical Training Institute. homepage
Daily Dose of Greek. homepage
Daily Dose of Hebrew. homepage
Gifford Lectures, The. homepage
Harvard Divinity School: The Letters of Paul. Youtube
Harvard University: World Religions through Their Scriptures. EdX (free registration required)
Luther Seminary: Annual Lecture Series. Youtube
Missouri State University: Introduction to Religion. Youtube
Princeton Theological Seminary’s Channel: Theology. Youtube
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary: Courses. Youtube
St. John’s College Nottingham: Video Timeline. Youtube
Tilburg University: Efemeriden (Hebrew explained in Dutch). homepage
Yale Courses: Introduction to the Old Testament with Christine Hayes. Youtube
Yale Courses: New Testament History and Literature with Dale B. Martin. Youtube
Guides to online resources for Biblical studies, theology, and religious studies, prepared by experts:
Specifically for Biblical Studies:
Old Testament and the Ancient Near East (by Ralph W. Klein)
Enter the Bible (easy to understand introductions to all the books of the Bible, written by faculty from Luther Seminary)
Bible Odyssey (articles about people, places, and passages in the Bible, written by scholars related to the Society of Biblical Literature)
The following bibliographies are available online for free. The works to which they refer may not be available online for free.
Bibliographies Created by Willem J. de Wit: