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Scholarly Resources for Traditional, Historical Christianity
02-19-2010, 02:26 PM (This post was last modified: 02-19-2010 02:26 PM by Stereophonic.)
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Scholarly Resources for Traditional, Historical Christianity

There have been many attacks on traditional, historical Christianity here on this forum--particularly by Muslims, though by others as well--and so I wanted to put forward some scholarly resources that help to counter these attacks.


Original-language Biblical texts on which all reputable modern translations are based:

Greek New Testament

Hebrew Old Testament

Deuterocanonicals (Catholic and Orthodox Bibles)


Resources for learning the Biblical languages:

Basics of Biblical Greek (textbook)

Basics of Biblical Greek workbook

Basics of Biblical Hebrew (textbook)

Basics of Biblical Hebrew workbook


Best English-language Bible translations:

New Living Translation (easiest to understand, thought-for-thought translation)

English Standard Version (literal, word-for-word translation)

NRSV Study Bible (includes Deuterocanonical books for Catholics and Orthodox)

Revised English Bible (particularly good for rendering the Hebrew poetry into English)


Aids to reading the Bible with understanding:

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

Grasping God's Word (textbook)

Grasping God's Word (workbook)

Story as Torah: Reading Old Testament Narrative Ethically


Textual & canonical criticism:

The Text of the New Testament

The Canon of the New Testament

Historical reliability of the Bible:

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels

The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels

The Gospels for All Christians

Jesus Legend, The: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition

On the Reliability of the Old Testament


I will be adding additional resources to this thread as time permits.

Note: please reserve this thread for serious and sincere inquiries into traditional, historical Christianity. Followers of non-traditional Christianity and adherents of other religions, please set up your own threads for your own resources, and don't clutter up this thread with unrelated posts.

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02-25-2010, 12:01 PM (This post was last modified: 02-25-2010 12:02 PM by Stereophonic.)
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RE: Scholarly Resources for Traditional, Historical Christianity

Here are some good resources for learning what it is that educated Christians actually believe:

The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity
(this is a very readable overview)

Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology
(this is a more detailed, systematic approach that would be suitable for a college-level introductory class on Christian theology)

What Christians Believe
(Currently out of print, but still available through Amazon's used book program. This is a very brief but exceptionally readable little book for those who haven't the time to read either of the other books listed above)

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07-20-2010, 09:12 AM
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RE: Scholarly Resources for Traditional, Historical Christianity
Here's a beautiful collection of essays and/or sermons for folks who are aesthetically or artistically inclined:

The Preaching Life

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