Theology Guide: Journals, Books, Videos, and More

This post offers access to theological journals, books, and videos that one can read/watch for free. The post contains the following sections:

  • Collections
  • Journals
  • Books
  • Videos
  • More


Collections and Directories

Academia: many scholars post their own articles on Academia.

Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR) > Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Middle Eastern Studies

Ancient World Online > List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies

Archive.org > Texts: mainly older books, in many different disciplines.

ATLA > Free Theological Journals on the Web

AWDL: Ancient World Digital Library: books

BiblicalStudies.org.uk > Journals

CCEL: Christian Classics Ethereal Library

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books > Religion

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals

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.

GlobeTheoLib > Journals: access to GlobeTheoLib requires a free subscription.

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).

OATD: Open Access Theses and Dissertations

OpenEdition > Journals > Religion: mainly in French.

Perseus: Greek and Roman classics

PRDL: Post-Reformation Digital Library

Princeton Seminary Journals

Princeton Theological Seminary > Theological Commons

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.

Tyndale House Biblical Weblinks > Online Journals


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

Biblica: homepage (1998-), JSTOR (1920-)

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: GlobeTheoLib, JSTOR

Church History and Religious Culture: JSTOR

Currents in Theology and Mission: GlobeTheoLib


Ecumenical Review, The: GlobeTheoLib


Filología Neotestamentaria: homepage


Harvard Theological Review: GlobeTheoLib, JSTOR

Hebrew Studies: JSTOR

HIPHIL Novum: homepage

HTS Theological Studies: homepage, DOAJ, GlobeTheoLib


IESUS ABOENSIS: Åbo Akademi Journal for Historical Jesus Research: homepage

In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi: homepage, DOAJ

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 StudiesBiblicalStudies.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 Biblical Literature: GlobeTheoLib (1995-), JSTOR (1890-), SBL ICI (2003-)

Journal of Ecclesiastical History, The: GlobeTheoLib

Journal of Ecumenical Studies: GlobeTheoLib

Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism: homepage

Journal of Hebrew Scriptures: homepage, GlobeTheoLib

Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies, The: homepage

Journal of Qur’anic Studies: JSTOR

Journal of Religion & Society: homepage, DOAJ

Journal of Religious Ethics: JSTOR

Journal of the Jesus Movement in Its Jewish Setting: homepage

Journal of Theological Studies: GlobeTheoLib


Kairos: Evangelical Journal of Theology: homepage, DOAJ


Midwestern Journal of Theology: homepage

Ministerial Formation: GlobeTheoLib


Near Eastern Archaeology: JSTOR

Neotestamentica: 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


Reformation: GlobeTheoLib

Reformed Faith & Practice: homepage

Religion: GlobeTheoLib

Religion & Literature: JSTOR

Religious Studies: GlobeTheoLib (1981-), JSTOR (1965-)

Religious Studies and Theology: GlobeTheoLib

Review of Biblical Literature: homepage

Review of Religious Research: JSTOR

Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies: homepage


Scriptura: homepage, DOAJ

Southern Baptist Journal of Theology: homepage

Stellenbosch Theological Journal: homepage

Studia Islamica: JSTOR, Brill (2011-2012: open access)

Studies in Christian Ethics: GlobeTheoLib

Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations: homepage, DOAJ


TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism: homepage

Themelios: homepage

Theological Librarianship: homepage

Transformation: JSTOR

Tyndale Bulletin: homepage


Verbum et Ecclesia: homepage, DOAJ, GlobeTheoLib

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

Individual Books

Just a few books.

Beek, Abraham van deJesus Kyrios: Christology as Heart of Theology. VU DARE

Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology. BiblicalTraining

Wit, Willem J. deOn 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. MartinYoutube


Expert Advice

Guides to online resources for Biblical studies, theology, and religious studies, prepared by experts:

Duke University Libraries > Open Access Resources in Religious & Theological Studies

Princeton Theological Seminary >  Recommended freely available online resources

Wabash Center > Religion on the Web

Westminster Theological Seminary > Free Scholarly Research Links

Specifically for Biblical Studies:

Biblical Studies Online

NT Gateway

Old Testament and the Ancient Near East (by Ralph W. Klein)

Resource Pages for Biblical Studies


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.

Ancient World Open Bibliographies

Bavinck Institute, The > Herman Bavinck Bibliography

BiBIL: Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne

Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls > Bibliography

Bibliographies Created by Willem J. de Wit:

4Q521 Messianic Apocalypse Bibliography

Biblical Theology Bibliography Arabic-English

Herman Bavinck Bibliography

Literature about Herman Bavinck

Quick Guide to the ETSC Printed English Journals Collection

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