Year End Review

From time to time it is useful to review what work remains outstanding – especially as more is being added on a weekly basis. The following listing gives some idea of what material is likely to appear on my websites during the next year.

I am particularly grateful to those who have taken out PayPal subscriptions to support this site recently. This helps towards achieving my aim of being able to work on the websites full-time.

 

Material Currently Under Negotiation with Copyright Holders(s):

Tables of Contents

Crux

Scottish Bulletin on Evangelical Theology

 

Bibliographies

Donald Wiseman

G.B. Caird

 

Articles

Articles by Donald Wiseman (various sources)

 

Material in Preparation

Bibliographies

Carl Armerding (almost ready)

John Barton Payne

 

Tables of Contents

Anvil (to be finalised in the next few weeks)

Bibliotheca Sacra

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library

Eternity

The Harvester

Review & Expositor

The Witness

 

Articles

Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society (complete run of issues Vols 1-11 in progress)

Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (all of F F Bruce’s articles)

Canadian Journal of Theology (various articles)

Evangelical Quarterly (various articles)

Evangelical Review of Theology (various articles)

Faith & Thought (various articles)

Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute (various articles)

Vox Evangelica (complete series in progress)

 

Books

Sir William Ramsay by W. Ward Gasque (awaiting copy from British Library)

NT Interpretation (edited by I.H. Marshall)

Reconciliation and Hope (Essays in Honour for Leon Morris)

Christ the Lord (essays in Honour of Donald Guthrie) – on hold as IVP are charging £30 per chapter for use of this work!

E.J. Young’s PhD. Thesis – delayed due to the large anount of handwritten Greek and Hebrew text in the footnotes

New Biblical Studies Journal

I received this email today and thought that it would be of interest to others:

THE ORTHODOX CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF BIBLICAL STUDIES (OCABS) is pleased to announce the launching of its new, on-line academic journal, The Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies (JOCABS).

The mission of JOCABS is to promote scholarship in biblical studies, homiletics, and religious education among Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christians around the world.

Although submissions in English are preferred thus ensuring greater accessibility, academic papers in other languages (especially Arabic, Armenian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish) will be considered by our multi-lingual editorial board and its international associates.

Articles may be submitted in the following areas:

  • Old Testament and Cognate Studies. Including (but not limited to) critical studies in Hebrew Bible; Septuagint; Pseudepigrapha; Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture; Syro-Palestinian Archaeology.
  • New Testament and Cognate Studies. Including (but not limited to) critical studies in New Testament; Early Christian Literature; Apocryphal Literature and Traditions; Classical Studies; Archaeology of the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
  • The Bible in Homiletics and Christian Education. Including theoretical and methodological studies dedicated to the practical applications of biblical scholarship to both preaching and pedagogy.
  • Book Reviews. Submissions of critical reviews of books related to the field of biblical studies will be accepted and invited.

JOCABS is committed to promoting scholarship among scholars and graduate students and encourages them to submit papers to its peer-reviewed process. The first issue will appear in the Summer of 2008, and semiannually thereafter.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Nicolae Roddy, at [email protected] or Fr. Vahan Hovhanessian, at [email protected].

To submit an article online, please visit http://www.ocabs.org/journal/.

A Visit to London’s Evangelical Library

Last Saturday I was able to spend the best part of the day at the Evangelical Library near Baker Street Station in London. Founded in the 1930’s by Geoffrey Williams the library holds over 80,000 books, plus numerous journals and periodicals. It was this collection of journals that prompted me to renew my membership after an interval of around 15 years and make the trip into the city centre.
I have to say that I was both impressed and slightly saddened by the experience. It was wonderful to be able to search through the journal room, buried deep within the library, which contains thousands of bound journal volumes, many dating from the 1800’s. The picture to the right and below left show the journal room. What saddened me was that such a great resource seems to be greatly under-used. Many of the recent journals I looked at seemed never to have been opened before. Like many Christian institutions the library appears to run on a shoe-string and does not have the resources to replace its ailing photocopier. Indeed the copies it produced were so poor that I bought a small scanner to work on my laptop computer and took that along. I am looking forward to spending another Saturday exploring the journal room later in the year. During the day I was able to scan quite a number of articles which will be appearing on-line in due course.
If you live within travelling distance of London I would highly recommend a visit. The library also offers a useful postal service for those who live further afield. Such resources deserve our support and should not be allowed to fall into disuse.