Outstanding Links: 10 Blogs and Web Pages (2)

Arch ImageOver the ensuing days, I want to share a few additional websites that are accessible at no cost to the public and are related to the types of topics in which CECS specializes. The links provided are active, so merely click to enter. A few lines of text describe each site in order to assist users navigate the content. These have taken several months to accumulate and are the result of evaluating numerous contributions that are currently maintained under the auspices of universities, organizations, foundations, and outstanding scholars.


“Grateful to the Dead: A Church Historian’s Playground” was created in 2010 and contains nearly 700 posts (as of July 2016). It is the work of Chris Armstrong, M.A., Gordon-Conwell, Ph.D (1994), Duke University (2003), based on three courses he taught at Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN between 2004 and 2014. He is well-published in the field and is currently senior editor of Christian History magazine.


“The Goodspeed Manuscript Collection” is comprised of 68 New Testament Greek, Syriac, Ethiopic, Armenian, Arabic, and Latin manuscripts ranging in date from the 5th to 19th centuries. It is affiliated with the University of Chicago, as was Edgar Johnson Goodspeed. All digitized texts are scanned with their official names, places of origin, image keywords, with a search engine for the entire collection.


“Codex” is a resource for biblical, theological, and religious studies that Tyler F. Williams, assistant professor of theology, King’s University College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada manages. He contributes extensively to dictionary and encyclopedia sources, and his site introduces several fields of biblical study, complete with links and book reviews. Begin with “Biblical Fonts” to sample this blog.


“Helm’s Deep: Philosophical Theology” is the blog of Paul Helm, professor of history and philosophy of religion at King’s College, London (1993-2000). Launched in 2007, the site contains an accessible archive for older entries. Book reviews are offered for most lengthy article (that are posted monthly, sometimes twice bi-monthly). The subjects vary, and most are remarkably thorough and objective.


“Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae” contains images of stones, mosaic floors, and domestic objects. The aim of this research project is to collect and to analyze various kinds of early Christian inscriptions from Asia Minor and Greece. The current number of items is 3,200 from Anatolia and northern Greece from the first five centuries of the Common Era. Begin with the “search” function and browse for images.