Theological Web Resources


Bibles, Bible Reference, and Other Sacred Texts

Bibles and Bible Reference Works

Searches over 100 versions of the Bible by keyword, passage, and topic. Includes IVP scripture commentaries, an audio Bible, and includes Bibles in many languages.

The New Testament Gateway

An annotated directory of internet resources on the New Testament and Christian Origins.

Online Greek Interlinear Bible

Delivered in PDF format.

Online Hebrew Interlinear Bible

Delivered in PDF format.

The Unbound Bible

A collection of downloadable Bible text files.


This site provides free access to the original Bible texts in Greek and Hebrew, published by the German Bible Society, in addition to English and German Bible translations.

Bible Hub

Free Bible study tools in many languages through the Online Parallel Bible Project.

Other Sacred Texts

Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism

This website offers modern English translations of over a thousand important sutras from the Pali Canon, fully indexed, and accompanied by commentaries and other relevant secondary works.

Internet Sacred Text Archive

This site is an impressive collection of scriptures and other religious material from many different traditions, plus classical mythological texts. Texts are primarily in English, though some also appear in their original language.

Multilingual Qur'an

This source allows you to view the Arabic text of the Muslim holy book along with three English translations and a commentary.

Noncanonical Literature

This website provides a collection of translations of Old and New Testament apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, plus other non-canonical early Christian writings.

Additional Sources by Department


The Association of Religion Data Archive

"The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world." -from the ARDA About page

CDRI: Digital Resources for the Study of Religion (ATLA)

The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries… The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library

A large Library of Christian primary sources online. Titles may be viewed online in plain text or purchased in PDF format. Includes a complete set of the Church Fathers, the Institutes of Christian Religion by Calvin, Calvin’s Commentaries, etc.

Open Access Digital Theological Library

The mission of the Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies.

Early Church Fathers - Additional Texts

A collection of writings from Early Church Fathers not included in the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Open access resources in religion and theology (Virginia Union University)

An annotated list of open-access journals, websites, and other online scholarly resources on religion and theology.

Open Access Databases (Digital Theological Library)

Free and open databases on theological and related topics.

Pearl Digital Collections (Presbyterian Historical Society)

The digital repository for the Presbyterian Historical Society, featuring searchable collections of photographs, correspondence, sound and video recordings, objects, and manuscript material from their holdings.

Readux | Collections (Emory)

Full-text digitized versions of public domain works. Includes valuable collections in Theology Reference and Methodism.

Religion Statistics and Data Websites (Virginia Union University)

A collection of links pointing to statistical data on denominations, congregations, faith, and other religions topics.

The Post-Reformation Digital Library

A collection of resources relating to the development of theology during the Post-Reformation / Early Modern era (ca. 16th-18th c.), hosted by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.

Religious Studies Web Guide (University of Calgary)

This web site, in existence since 1995, focuses on free (open-access) internet resources (bibliographies/indexes, library and archive catalogs, dictionaries/encyclopedias, e-texts and journals)  supporting the academic study of religion. In any list as sizeable as this one, a few broken links are almost inevitable, but there's a lot of helpful material here. This page forms part of a more general gateway to religious studies resources.

Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary)

The Theological Commons is a digital library of 79,331 books and periodicals on theology and religion, including 29,730 volumes from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Theological Journals Search

This is a customized Google search designed by Sally Jo Shelton that serves as a supplement to other theological search engines (ATLA, Religion Online). It searches 723 sites including some free access sites.

The Wabash Center: Websites on Religion

An extensive annotated guide to electronic resources related to the study, practice and teaching of religion; organized by topic.

Theological - Historical

Early English Books Online (University of Michigan)

This is a full-text searchable version of a large collection of printed works (including books, pamphlets, broadsides) in England and its colonies and any item that was printed anywhere in the world in English between 1473 and 1700. Includes important material documenting church history and the Protestant Reformation.

The Gnostic Library

Primary documents related to Gnosticism. Includes a translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project (Fordham University)

This site provides a mine of useful information for those interested in historical theology. The medieval, Islamic, Jewish, and Indian sourcebooks may be of particular interest to those working in these areas. Unfortunately, some links to external resources are broken.

Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection: Database and Digital Images (Harry Ransom Center / The University of Texas at Austin)

A searchable database of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from the HRC collection. Includes complete digital images of some manuscripts, and more digitized images will be added in the future.

Project Wittenberg

Texts by and about Martin Luther.

Church Ministry 

The Text This Week: Lectionary, Scripture Study and Worship Links and Resources

Includes links to artwork indexed by Bible theme and movie concordance related to scripture.


The Catholic Encyclopedia

The 1913 edition of this encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia Mythica

This reference work deals with mythology, folklore, and legends.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

This is an online version of the print reference work edited by William H. Swatos, Jr.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

"The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, also known as the ISBE, is an exhaustive Biblical encyclopedia that explains in detail every significant word in the Bible, and also includes historical information from the Apocrypha. It provides detailed information on the language and literature of the Bible world, their cultures and the historical and religious environments of the people of the Bible in articles by nearly 200 scholars."

Jewish Encyclopedia

This reference work provides information on the history and theology of Judaism. 

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

This site is a dynamic philosophy encyclopedia that gives authors the ability to edit and update their entries in conjunction with a Board of Editors.


Thesis and Dissertation Examples

Finding Austin Seminary DMin Projects

This handout will walk you through how to locate Dmin projects created by former APTS students. 

TREN (Theological Research Exchange Network)

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. Titles may be ordered online through their search and order system.

APTS Dissertations Via ProQuest

To view Austin Seminary students' dissertations from 2013 on, please click the link above.  If you are on campus you will be directed to ProQuest immediately.  If you are off campus follow the directions for how to login.  

Research in Ministry (RIM) (ATLA)

Research in Ministry (RIM) online indexes and abstracts project reports and theses from more than 50 Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Missiology programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. RIM online is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA Thesaurus subject headings.

Church or Denominational Resources

Short profiles of Christian denominations in the U.S. (Prepared by the EM White Library at Louisville Seminary)

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Catholic Web Resources

The United Methodist Church

Judaism & Jewish Resources

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