Resources for Exegesis and Theology

FEATURED GEMS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A Dissertation Concerning the End for Which God Created the World, by Jonathan Edwards
This work is perhaps the most poignant and important work we’ve come across that wrestles with the existence and purpose of creation. On so many levels this work is a chief influence on our worldview and theology. Please take the time work through it carefully. Edwards’ thought is extremely complex in certain areas, which may require slow reading and re-reading, but it is so worth it. Here is a link to John Piper’s introduction to this work as The End is included in his book, God’s Passion for His Glory. You can read the entire book online for free at this link. For more of Edwards, check out the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale as well as Monergism.com’s Jonathan Edwards page.

A Lutheran View of Sanctification, by Gerhard Forde
Here is an essay by Gerhard Forde, former Professor of Theology at Luther Seminary, now with the Lord. He represents the Lutheran view in the book, Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1988). This is a riveting piece by Forde that we believe is must reading for everyone because the weight of what he is saying and its implications are earth-shattering. What’s God’s part in all this? What is my part? What is this “justification” and “sanctification” thing all about anyway? Some may say a lot of big words that mean next to nothing to me and have no connection whatsoever to my life… And so the wrestling match goes and the fog creeps in.  He asks the very questions orbiting around our minds…and then delivers very useful insights, sort of “out of left field” for us to consider.  May God cause you to read with grace, joy, and freedom in the promise of God through Jesus Christ.

An Introduction to Galatians, by Martin Luther
Here is Luther’s bottom line about the nature of faith…and really what the grace of God is at core: Is the nature of faith Active or Passive on our part “for the obtaining of this righteousness”? Luther asks / answers the $$ question: “Do we then do nothing? Do we do nothing at all for the obtaining of this righteousness? I answer, Nothing at all!” Please read this introduction of Luther in his commentary of Galatians and see how he unfolds the two angles of active & passive as it relates to the obtaining of righteousness. They are as far apart as heaven is from earth, spirit from flesh, grace from merit! Click here to migrate to his full commentary on Galatians.

Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview, by Meredith G. Kline (PDF)
Meredith Kline is essentially the father of Reformed Covenantal Theology in biblical studies and biblical theology for the 20th century. He is a study unto himself, as he has put together his open stream of thinking into what used to be his notebook for classes at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. It has been published both by Two Age Press and Wipf & Stock Publishers, and Two Age Press has made the PDF file available for free on their site for the past few years. Kline’s thought process can be very complex in certain places as he crafts his own terminology which becomes self-referential throughout and there are no footnotes.  Very much like Edwards, this work demands slow reading and re-reading but will be gold for those interested. For more Kline, see the Meredith G. Kline Resource site.

The Life of God in the Soul of Man, by Henry Scougal
This is a classic by a little known Scotch Puritan, who died at the age of 28, about the nature of Spiritual life and the heart of true “religion”. This is a dynamite little work that has inspired the thought of many theologians, particularly George Whitefield and John Piper. The very small Works of Henry Scougal are available for purchase through Ligonier Ministries.

Introductory Essay to John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, by J.I. Packer
Here is probably one of the best theological essays by J.I. Packer, who is an expert on Owen, as he whets the appetite for probably the best defense of particular redemption in the Reformed/Calvinist tradition. You can read the entire work of the Death of Death at CCEL’s website at this link. For a great introduction to John Owen’s life and works, check out www.johnowen.org.

GREAT RESOURCE SITES

Resources for New Testament Exegesis, by Roy Ciampa

New Testament Resources, by Rodney Decker

Bible.org, by the Biblical Studies Foundation

Biblical eSources, by Ted Hildebrandt

The Faculty Page for Tom Schreiner, at SBTS.edu

Biblical Studies Page, by Doug  Moo

Frame-Poythress.org, by John Frame and Vern Poythress

All-in-One Biblical Resources Search, by Mark Goodacre

Old in the New, by James Darlack

Old Testament Gateway, Tabor College Victoria

New Testament Gateway, by Mark Goodacre

Resource Pages for Biblical Studies, by Torrey Seland

iTanakh: Resources for Academic Study, by Christopher Heard

STUDYING THE BIBLE

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth, by Richard Lusk (PDF)

Biblical Exegesis: Discovering the Meaning of Scriptural Texts, by John Piper (PDF)

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis, by Scott Hafemann (PDF)

Analyzing Discourse: A Manual of Basic Concepts, Robert Dooley & Stephen Levinsohn (PDF)

Ten Steps to Biblical Literacy, by Michael Marlowe

What It Takes to Study God’s Word, by John MacArthur

Must I Learn How to Interpret the Bible?, by D.A. Carson

God-Centered Biblical Interpretation, by Vern Poythress

God’s Lordship in Interpretation, by Vern Poythress

How to Study the Bible: For Beginners, by Greg Herrick

How Do We Interpret the Bible Today?, by I.H. Marshall

The Interpretation of Scripture, by J.I. Packer

Contemporary Theories of Biblical Interpretation, by Moises Silva

UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE AS A WHOLE

Our Global God: A Biblical Theology of the Gospel, by David Herring

Hermeneutics & Biblical Theology, by Steven Baugh

Bible Overview Series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, by David Gibson

Bible Overview, by John Coekin

Overview of the Bible, by BibleTutor.com

The Bible Tutor: Basic & Advanced, by BibleTutor.com

Where is Your Story Written?, by Michael Lawrence

Have You Got the Whole Story?, by Mike Cain

The Covenant Structure of the Bible, by Ralph Allan Smith (PDF)

The Story of a Kingdom: A Simple Explanation of the Bible, by Jonathan Gibson (PDF)

The Story-Line of the Bible, by Craig Bartholomew & Michael Goheen (PDF)

Reading the Bible as One Story, by Michael Goheen (PDF)

God’s Story: A Five Part Study on the History of the People of God and Their Vocation to the World, by Jason Zahariades & Mark Feliciano (PDF)

Concise Old Testament Survey, by J. Hampton Keathley

Concise New Testament Survey, by J. Hampton Keathley

The In-Depth Studies Institute of Theology Notes, by In-Depth Studies

FREE ONLINE ACADEMIC JOURNALS AND PUBLICATIONS

Biblical Theology Bulletin (Seton Hall University)

Biblica (Rome Pontifical Institute)

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Evangelical Theological Society)

Journal of Biblical Literature (Society of Biblical Literature)

Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Sheffield Academic Press)

Trinity Journal (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)

Neotestamentica (New Testament Society of South Africa)

Filología Neotestamentaria (University of Cordoba)

Theology Today (Princeton Theological Seminary)

Kerux (Northwest Theological Seminary)

Denver Journal (Denver Seminary)

Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

SBL Forum (Society of Biblical Literature)

Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)

Criswell Theological Review (Criswell College)

Institute for Reformed Theology Bulletin (Union Theological Seminary)

Protestant Reformed Theological Journal (Protestant Reformed Theological School)

Western Reformed Seminary Journal (Western Reformed Seminary)

Currents in Theology & Mission (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago)

The Master’s Seminary Journal (The Master’s Seminary)

Journal of Religion & Society (Creighton University)

Reformed Review (Western Theological Seminary)

Journal of Biblical Studies (exclusively online)

Journal for Christian Theological Research (Luther Seminary)

Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism (McMaster Divinity School)

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry (McMaster Divinity School)

Stromata (Calvin Theological Seminary)

Journal of Ministry & Theology (Baptist Bible Seminary)

Concordia Theological Quarterly (Concordia Theological Seminary)

TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (Society of Biblical Literature)

Themelios (Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship)

Vox Evangelica (London School of Theology)

Bulletin for Biblical Research (Institute for Biblical Research)

Evangelical Quarterly (Paternoster Press)

FREE INTRO LEVEL THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Genesis to Revelation, by Craig Koester (Luther Seminary)

Old Testament Survey, by Douglas Stuart (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Old Testament Theology, by Paul House (Beeson Divinity School)

New Testament Survey, by William Mounce (Shiloh Hills Fellowship Church)

Inductive Bible Study, by George Guthrie (Union University)

Bibliology and Hermeneutics, by Michael Patton (Stonebriar Community Church)

History of the English Bible, by Daniel Wallace (Dallas Theological Seminary)

Greek Tools for Bible Study, by William Mounce (Shiloh Hills Fellowship Church)

Introduction to Theology, by Michael Patton (Stonebriar Community Church)

Systematic Theology, by Bruce Ware (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Trinitarianism, by Michael Patton (Stonebriar Community Church)

Worship, by Gary Parrett (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

The World Mission of the Church, by Timothy Tennant (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Christian Ethics, by Ron Nash (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Apologetics, by Ron Nash (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Educational Ministry of the Church, by Gary Parrett (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Advanced Worldview Analysis, by Ron Nash (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Islam, by Timothy Tennant (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Hinduism, by Timothy Tennant (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

FREE ADVANCED THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Old Testament Survey, by Douglas Stuart (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Old Testament History, by V. Philips Long (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Old Testament Theology, by Paul House (Beeson Divinity School)

Psalms & Wisdom Books, by V. Philips Long (Covenant Theological Seminary)

New Testament Introduction I, by Robert Stein (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

New Testament Introduction II, by Robert Stein (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

New Testament History, by David Calhoun (Covenant Theological Seminary)

New Testament Theology, by Frank Thielman (Beeson Divinity School)

Life & Teachings of Jesus, by Daniel Doriani (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Life & Letters of Paul, by Hans Bayer (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Hebrews to Revelation, by Daniel Doriani (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Biblical Hermeneutics, by Robert Stein (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Biblical Theology, by Gerard Van Groningen (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Biblical Greek, by William Mounce (Shiloh Hills Fellowship Church)

Calvin’s Institutes, by David Calhoun (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Martin Luther, by Gordon Isaac (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Systematic Theology I, by Bruce Ware (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Systematic Theology II, by Bruce Ware (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

God & His Word, by Michael Williams (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Humanity, Christ, & Redemption, by Robert Peterson (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Spirit, Church, & Last Things, by Robert Peterson (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Pastoral Theology, by John Piper (Bethlehem Baptist Church)

Worship, by Gary Parrett (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Christian Worship, by Jerram Barrs (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Educational Ministry of the Church, by Gary Parrett (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Church History I, by Gerald Bray (Beeson Divinity School)

Church History II, by Gerald Bray (Beeson Divinity School)

Ancient & Medieval Church History, by David Calhoun (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Reformation & Modern Church History, by David Calhoun (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Christian Ethics, by Ron Nash (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Christian Ethics, by David Jones (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Christian Apologetics, by Ron Nash (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Apologetics & Outreach, by Jerram Barrs (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Advanced Worldview Analysis, by Ron Nash (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

History of Philosophy and Christian Thought, by Ron Nash (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)

Francis Schaeffer I, by Jerram Barrs (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Francis Schaeffer II, by Jerram Barrs (Covenant Theological Seminary)

God’s World Mission, by Nelson Jennings (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Introduction to Islam, by Timothy Tennant (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Christ-Centered Preaching, by Bryan Chapell (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Youth Ministry, by Mark Davis (Covenant Theological Seminary)


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2 Responses to “Resources for Exegesis and Theology”

  1. Jonathon Boettner Says:

    nice post

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    [...] God-Centered-a compilation of resources for exegesis and theology. Includes acclaimed works such as Meredith Kline’s Kingdom Prologue and links to useful websites and free online journals (Trinity, Denver, Princeton, etc.). [...]

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