Evangelical Quarterly 1929-2011 Now On-Line

Evangelical Quarterly Digitisation

Rob Bradshaw at BiblicalStudies.uk.org has been scanning theological journals and other resources for many years, with more than 32,000 articles available for free download. He just added Evangelical Quarterly. As Rob explains on his blog,

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-issuesa 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 CollegeWycliffe Hall and Tyndale House.

Just browsing the table of contents, I can see many articles which are valuable for biblical and theological studies. One thing that makes this particularly important is that Evangelical Quarterly does not appear in the ATLA database in full text PDF. I have been occasionally frustrated by finding a pertinent article in EQ then not having access through the ATLA database. This new collection solves that problem.

Most, but not all all of the articles are online in PDF format due to Paternoster’s copyright policy: after one year the copyright reverts to the author, so he must contact each of authors of the 1500+ article individually for permission. If you are copyright holder and have not given your permission, contact Rob so he can add your article to this collection.

I want to thank Rob for making this database available. If you have not used his site, certainly visit it and see what is available. Leave a donation to help keep the servers running.

Another Source for Free Books

I should have included this site in my round of Free Books for the iPad, but for some reason it slipped from the final draft of that blog.  I have been a user of  Biblical Studies.org.uk for many years.  The site collects an excellent collection of material in PDF format, including a large collection of out-of-print journals.  Biblical Studies.org is really a network of several sites which seek to provide bibliographies and collections of articles.

There are some remarkable items in the journal collection, including the Bulletin for Biblical Research.  Articles from 1991 through 2005 are available in PDF format. Another excellent collection is the Tyndale Press Monographs Series.  Most of these are short reprints of Tyndale House Lectures.  The site also hosts the articles in Carl Henry’s Revelation and the Bible, many of which are classics.

The collection continues to grow.  For example, the Baptist Quarterly, 1922-1939 was added to the collection last week.  While this may seem like a fairly narrow interest Journal, there are some excellent articles on early Baptist history.

I highly recommend Biblical Studies.org.uk.  An afternoon spent exploring the site will provide a wealth of reading material.  Copy the PDF files to your iPad for easy reading!