Archiving the United Kingdom’s Church History

Journal of the United Reformed Church Historical Society

Theology on the Web’s primary function has always been to provide a comprehensive and free online theological library for those without access to physical books around the world. However, an unexpected benefit of digitising over 30,000 theological articles has made the Biblical Studies website into an official archive of British church history.

Over the last few years I have been approached, first by the Baptist Historical Society, then by the Methodists and, this month, by the United Reformed Church to digitise and host their journals. This material has proved extremely popular with church historians – as you would expect – but also with those tracing their ancestry, as the articles often contain a wealth of biographical information.

I am hopeful that at some point the site might also host the historical journals of the Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches.

Haddington House Journal Vol 18 (2016) now on-line

Haddington House Journal Vol 18 (2016)Thanks to the kind permission of the Editor, the 2016 edition of Haddington House Journal is now available for free download in PDF. Click here to visit the download page and browse the other volumes available.

Table of Contents Volume 18 (2016)

General Articles

John Ross, “Jesus Washing the Disciples’ Feet,” 5-10.
Milton Lipa, “The Life and Impact of Dr. John Hogg as a Missionary in Egypt,” 11-24.

Book Reviews

“Department of Biblical Theology,” 27-36.
“Department of Systematic Theology,” 37-38.
“Department of Historical Theology,” 39-54.
“Department of Applied Theology,” 55-68.
“Book Briefs,” 69-73.

Academic Articles

Manfred W. Kohl, “A Boy Called Jesus,” 77-87.
Brian A. DeVries, “Evangelistic Dialogue: Reflections on a Personal Encounter,” 89-113.
John C. Ellis, “Worship: Then and Now,” 115-135.
D. Douglas Gebbie, “Two or Three Office: A Slash at the Gordian Knot,” 137-149.
Jack C. Whytock, “Theological Institutions and the Church,” 151-172.
“Index of Books Reviewed,” 174-175.

Melanesian Journal of Theology Vol. 32.2 (2016)

Melanesian Journal of TheologyVolume 32.2 of the Melanesian Journal of Theology is now available for free download in PDF. Please visit the download page for the links.

Melanesian Journal of Theology Table of Contents Vol. 32.2 (2016)

“Editorial,”

Peer Reviewed Articles

Kenneth Nehrbass, “Melanesian Morality and Biblical Virtues,” 81-102.

Kim Papaioannou, “Motifs of Death and Hell in the Teaching of Jesus: Part 1—An Examination of Hades,”  103-133.

Andrew Murray, “What About the Wantok System?” 134-147.

Summary Article

Sussie Stanley, “Evil and Human Suffering in View of God’s Plan of Redemption in the Great Controversy Context,” 149-176

Book Review

Brandon Zimmerman, “Andrew Murray, Thinking about Political Things: An Aristotelian Approach to Pacific Life,” 177-192.

More About this Journal

Published by the Melanesian Association of Theological Schools (MATS), the Melanesian Journal of Theology was established to stimulate theological writing in Melanesia and to provide a scholarly forum for faculty and graduate students of the MATS member schools. Article submissions in the areas of applied theology, biblical studies, missiology, and theology are also invited from anyone with an interest in Melanesia and the wider South Pacific.

The Melanesian Journal of Theology is committed to the discussion of Christian faith and practice within the context of Melanesian cultures. Article submissions of up to 8,000 words (including footnotes) should be sent to the Editor. All submissions are subjected to an anonymous peer-review process designed to ensure that published articles meet appropriate scholarly standards.

The opinions expressed in the articles published in this journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Editor or the member colleges of MATS. All articles have been edited to meet the requirements of the journal.

The journal is published semi-annually, normally in April and October.

Articles may be submitted to the Editor at any time for consideration.