Last week in Zagreb I met Koraljka Rožić, one of the editors of Kairos Evangelical Journal of Theology. Kairos is an open access theological journal published in both Croatian and English editions and print and electronic format. Koraljka was very happy for me to create a table of contents for the journal on BiblicalStudies.org.uk in order to make the journal more widely known. Kairos has many interesting articles, some on subjects that I have not seen discussed elsewhere.
Frontispiece, Book of Revelation, Bible of San Paolo fuori le Mura, 9th century – source Wikipedia
Today I received permission from Dr Gordon Campbell to upload four of his articles from Irish Biblical Studies. Three of these are on the Book of Revelation. They are all now available below for free download in PDF.
Over 70 issues of Evangelical Quarterly now in Wycliffe Hall Library
The Evangelical Quarterly (1929-present) represents a tremendous resource for Bible students. It contains contributions from the best of 20th Century Evangelical scholarship, including G.W. Bromiley, I. Howard Marshall and F.F. Bruce. This morning I completed the digitisation of the back-issues, a project that I have been working on for over 10 years. Paternoster Publication’s archive of this journal was destroyed in the 1990s, so a complete set of scans has been sent to the current publisher. I would like to acknowledge the assistance of a number of UK Bible College who provided copies for scanning, including Highland Theological College, Wycliffe Hall and Tyndale House.
This is an important question. Paternoster Publications had a somewhat unique copyright arrangement. After one year from publication the rights reverted to the author, who could then have his/her work republished elsewhere. So make the run of over 1,500 articles available in any format it is necessary to contact each of the hundreds of authors. As many of these authors are deceased their literary executors have to be tracked down. Whilst I have been able to obtain a large number of permissions, the search continues for many others. If anyone knows an author whose work is not on-line as yet – or his/her executor – do ask them to contact me. More recent issues are less of a problem as the Publisher provides me with PDFs for uploading 5 years after publication – though again, the author’s permission is always required.
This s part of my ongoing project to digitise and upload the back-issues of The Evangelical Quarterly, which requires me to contact each author (or his/her executor) and obtain their permission. If you are the author or know the author of any article not currently only please contact me.
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.