This is the website of the Center for Barth Studies, founded in 1997 and based at Princeton Theological Seminary. The Center is a steadily growing repository of resources, scholarship, and activities dedicated to one of the most (if not the most) influential systematic theologians of the twentieth century, Karl Barth. The site makes available a collection of recent scholarly essays on Barth and reviews of recent Barth scholarship. Essays available include: 'Barth, Derrida and Différance: Is there a Difference?' and 'Conversational Theology: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Barth'. Books reviewed include: John Webster's 'Barth's Moral Theology' and Suzanne Selinger's 'Charlotte von Kirschbaum and Karl Barth'. Access is also provided to a searchable bibliography of books and articles on Barth published since 1997. Additionally, the site gives information about the Center, which hosts conferences, provides research opportunities, and facilitates discussion groups focusing on Barth. It also boasts an impressive collection of Barth's works in both English and German, several first editions, and an original handwritten manuscript. A valuable site for all those interested in this theologian.
The Grace Online Library is a collection of several hundred articles, sermons, biographies, and other writings, predominantly in the Puritan, Reformed, and Calvinist theological traditions. Although at first glance this site might seem to be geared more towards the spiritual seeker than the scholar, there is much here to interest the academic theologian. Works by distinguished authors such as Jonathan Edwards, J. C. Ryle, Charles Spurgeon, John Calvin and many others are included, alongside the writings of more recent theologians. The articles are grouped by subject matter, but unfortunately there does not seem to be a systematic listing of authors or titles. A drawback of this site is the sparsity of biographical or other details about the writers whose work is featured; though brief notes are sometimes given, there is often nothing to indicate whether a particular article was written centuries ago or in the last few years. However, the sheer volume of material available means this is nevertheless a valuable resource.
The Journal for Christian Theological Research is a mainstream online peer reviewed journal published in association with the Christian Theological Research Fellowship, and dedicated to all aspects of systematic and moral theology. Topics addressed include, for example: the Incarnation; the Trinity; the Resurrection; theodicy; and so on. The journal is edited chiefly by Alan G. Padgett of Luther Seminary. The full contents of all issues of the journal, beginning with Volume 1, 1996, are made freely available. Older papers are presented in HTML format, more recent ones as PDF files. Also available are the abstracts of various papers presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Theological Research Fellowship. The site is well presented and accessible. For those interested, guidelines are provided on how to submit articles for publication.
This is the website of the North American Paul Tillich Society. Formed in 1975, the Society is dedicated to the thought of the influential theologian, Paul Tillich. It promotes scholarship considering the application of Tillich's thought to all spheres of intellectual inquiry, including: psychology; ethics; and politics. The Society meets annually in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion, and publishes a quarterly newsletter containing papers delivered at its annual meeting entitled, 'Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture.' The most recent volumes of the newsletter are freely available online in PDF format. The newsletter is a highly valuable resource for all those interested in Tillich's thought. Information pertaining to Society membership is also available. The site is well presented and accessible.
'Summa Theologica' is an online version of St Thomas Aquinas's (c.1225-1274) influential 13th century treatise on theology and philosophy. The copy text is the 1920 revised edition translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. The online version has benefited from the addition of links between the various sections, as well as to encyclopaedia entries. The parent site, New Advent, is the work of a Catholic layman. The resource is freely accessible, but does display advertisements around its borders. Theologians and those studying medieval philosophy should find the site of interest.
The Theology Blogs Web page is best described as a meta-blog: a blog which exists to bring together information about other blogs, in this case those that focus on or relate to systematic theology. Systematic theology is interpreted broadly, and is taken to include dogmatics, ethics, hermeneutics, patristics, and philosophy of religion. Finnish theologian Patrik Hagman provides links to and brief descriptions of a substantial collection of weblogs from around the world. A Blog of the Month feature provides more in-depth reviews of a selection of these. Hagman also invites suggestions of other blogs that should be listed on the site. A useful resource for anyone wishing to explore the theological side of the blogosphere.