Irish Biblical Studies on-line

Irish Biblical Studies
Irish Biblical Studies

For several years I have pursued the opportunity to host Irish Biblical Studies, which was published by Union Theological College [UTC] in Belfast. The list of scholars who have contributed to it over the years is impressive and includes James Dunn, C.E.B. Cranfield, Dale C. Allison, Jr., David Gooding, Ernest Nicholson, Desmond Alexander, A.D.H. Mayes and many more.

[tweetthis]Irish Biblical Studies now available on-line[/tweetthis]

The journal has now ceased publication and the editor has asked me to make the entire run available on-line, subject to the permission of the individual authors. Many articles are now available and more will be ready for download via the table of contents over the next few months as the authors respond.

My thanks to the editor, Professor J.C. McCullough, and to the librarian at UTC, David Kelly, for their help in making this journal available in this way.

14 Years of Theology on the Web!

14 Years of Theology on the Web
14 Years of Theology on the Web!

Theology on the Web was launched 14 years ago this month. It is exciting to note that this anniversary coincides with three other major milestones in the development of the ministry.

  • There are now over 25,000 free-to-download theological articles hosted on Theology on the Web.
  • 2.3 terabytes of data was downloaded worldwide over the last 12 months. If, like me, you have no idea what that means, it is the data equivalent of downloading 2,300 sets of the Encyclopaedia Britannica!
  • Theology on the Web has now moved to its own Virtual Webserver with greatly increasing speed and capacity as the visitor numbers climb to around 2 million in 2015.

[tweetthis]25,000 Theological articles available for free download[/tweetthis]

To mark these events, I have prepared a Press Release which I am sending to Christian News services in the UK and posting online. Please feel free to download and share this document as widely as possible.

Finally, thank you all for making this possible by your ongoing support and encouragement!

Tutorial: How to do an Author Search

Most works published in the United Kingdom become public domain 70 years after the death of the author. So, it is essential to establish the date of death for an author to find out if his/her works are in the Public Domain. This video tutorial demonstrates how this can be done and gives several examples of searches using online databases.

Please note that nothing in this video constitutes legal advice regarding copyright.

[tweetthis]Video tutorial that helps you establish whether UK theological articles are in the Public Domain[/tweetthis]

The following websites are useful in establishing if material is in the Public Domain

Which other websites have you found useful for establishing if an author’s works are in the public domain? Please add them in the comments below.