Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

(Vernon Law [baseball player] in Sports Legends on Success)


Caveat: I cannot guarantee the quality of information contained in all of the links listed below. Be prudent in your use of these resources. Please ask me to examine the sites about which you're not sure.


Before consulting these and other resources, look in the course books for a bibliography (or bibliographies), usually found at the end of the book or sometimes at the end of a chapter or section. Check also the footnotes or endnotes for significant sources.



Resources for Na courses



Videos in our AV Department: search under "Religion" (subject) in the catalog.


Early Christian Writings (good collection of primary & secondary sources)


> The Anchor Bible Dictionary
> Encyclopaedia Judaica
> Harper’s Bible Dictionary
> The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible
> Oxford Bible Atlas (very helpful for map assignments)
  Additional study aids

Biblia.com (many English translations)
  Bible Gateway (basic Bible study tools)
  American Bible Society (Sprechen-vous espaol?)
  Bible research tools (links & reviews for many resources)
  Study Bible (electronic Bible, lots of notes & commentaries)

Bible Study Tools

  Bible Suite (polyglot tools galore), e.g., Genesis 1.1

The NET Bible (electronic Bible, lots of resources); also NET Bible

  Biblical & extra-biblical texts

Bible Software: word searches in many versions (including foreign languages); free downloads

Codex Sinaiticus: a wonderful Web access to one of the most important books in the world


Video: "The Bible as Western Culture" in our AV Department (6 tapes; see esp. tapes 1-3).


R-drive: "NOAB" in the "Religion" folder (New Oxford Annotated Bible, quick search function [concordance], excellent map program)

  Bible Places (pictorial library)

Nicene Creed & Apostles' Creed (with historical notes)


Contradictions in the Bible & Responses


 Old Testament / Hebrew Bible



Ancient Near East (texts, quizzes, chronology)


OT Gateway (great resources)


Video: "The Bible as Literature" in our AV Department (2 tapes).


 New Testament



Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels


Dictionary of Paul and His Letters


Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament


Synopsis of the Four Gospels (see also the Greek-English version)


NT Gateway (great resources for NT + much more; best site of this kind)


Synopsis (canonical Gospels + much more)

The NET Bible Synopsis of the Four Gospels (PDF file)

Synoptic Gospels (in English; see "Sample Synopsis" at bottom)

Synoptic Gospels (in English; M & Q)

Synoptic Gospels (in Greek)


From Jesus to Christ (PBS program on historical Jesus--amazing site full of info; videos in AV)

Jesus and Superman (comparison of 2 myths)

The Search for Jesus (Q & A on Jesus; lots of resources; ask contemporary scholars your Qs)

Jesus Seminar forum (Rutgers University)

Westar Institute (home of Jesus Seminar)


Early Jewish Writings (great primary sources)


Early Christian Writings (great primary sources)


The Greeks (amazing interactive learning site)


Ancient History (great info & links; try links for Socrates, Alexander, Caesar & Jesus)


The Roman Empire (texts, quizzes, chronology)


The Gospel of Thomas (in English)





Faith & Reason (PBS program: genetics, evolution, cosmology, technology)


 Theology & worship



Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms

> The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship
  Catechism of the Catholic Church (full text)
  CRTA (Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics)
  Reformed distinctives (PDF) ("Essential Tenets and Reformed Distinctives")
  Augustine of Hippo (great resources for Augustine research)
  Calvin: The Institutes of the Christian Religion (old translation)
  PC(USA) Creeds and Confessions


 Faith & reason



The Encyclopedia of Religion

  Lewis, C. S., Mere Christianity (simple yet profound exposition of Christianity)
  Christian History Tutor (great for review & exploration)

American Atheists (official Web site for this national organization)


Exploring Religions (Intro to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism)


Faith & Reason (PBS program: genetics, evolution, cosmology, technology)


 Inquiry 111



Plato's works


Faith & Reason (PBS program: genetics, evolution, cosmology, technology)


Locke (& Hobbes)


Population count



 Inquiry et cetera



Inquiry stuff (universe, microscopy, Malthus)


Earth from space






Elements of Style (Strunk's first edition; full of writing tips)


English Matters (Kang Na's collection of common mistakes in English)


The Grammar Lady


Ultimate Style: the Rules of Writing (very practical A–Z list; lots of good examples)


Refdesk (great source of facts & info)


Writing research papers (MLA)


Wikipedia (the brave new world of encyclopedia; read the "Disclaimer")

  CGFA (virtual art museum)