Useful Web Resources

Online Libraries for Primary Sources

Christian Classics Ethereal Library:
http://www.ccel.org/

A massive repository of classic Christian writings, including the Early Church Fathers series: http://www.ccel.org/fathers.html; other writings from Church fathers not in the series can be found at: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/pearse/morefathers/files/morefathers.html

Early Christian Writings:
http://earlychristianwritings.com

Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary. Includes the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, and Church Fathers.

Other sites for full-text primary sources:

The Latin Library Christian sources: http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/christian.html

Two Thousand Years of Catholic Writings:  http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/catholic/writings.html

Internet Medieval Sourcebook:  http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook2.html

A helpful online reference is the Catholic Encyclopedia:  http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Online Articles, Videos and Images

Please click on the tabs below, to navigate.

Chapter 1 - The Pre-History of Christian Thought

Images:

Philo of Alexandria:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Philon.jpg

Cicero:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:M-T-Cicero.jpg

Torah:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:K%C3%B6ln-Tora-und-Innenansicht-Synagoge-Glockengasse-040.JPG

Alexander the Great:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BattleofIssus333BC-mosaic-detail1.jpg

Caesar Augustus:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Statue-Augustus.jpg

Hebrew/Jewish history

Articles:

http://mason.gmu.edu/~ddonald/typeassignment/index3.htm

http://www.science.co.il/Israel-history.php (brief history)

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts+About+Israel/History/HISTORY-+Biblical+Times.htm

http://philologos.org/__eb-bhot/ (online book related to the Biblical history of Israel)

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/68870/jewish/Jewish-History.htm

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYInzZFadvo&feature=related – 4 part series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR5GQ--YNpI&feature=related – series on the History of Hebrew language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FspfOI_YRU – animated map of empires in the Middle East

Greek History

Articles:

http://www.ancient-greece.org/history/intro.html

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ancient-political/ (political thought of ancient Greece and Rome)

http://history-world.org/ancient_greece.htm

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FrHGAd_yto&feature=BF&list=SP023BCE5134243987&index=1 – series of lectures on Ancient Greece, Prof. Donald Kagan, Yale University

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OizgSfsxX9c&feature=fvw – Alexander the Great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEabk4FnSaI – Alexander the Great

Romans

Articles:
http://cliojournal.wikispaces.com/How+the+Jesus+Cult+Captured+the+Roman+State (don’t let the “wikispaces” fool you…this is a journal article which gives a slightly more secular opinion of the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire)

http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/index.html

Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwpp60nRVAw (animated map of the Roman Empire over time)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIsgywYkGhk&playnext=1&list=PLC97DF67D90C5EAB0 (documentary on Rome from History Channel—9 part series)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INMJiElNXBI (5 part series on history of Rome)

Chapter 2 - Jesus of Nazareth

Articles:

http://www.culturalresources.com/Jesus.html

http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_jcno.htm

http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/menus/historical.html (writings of William Lane Craig on the Historical Jesus)

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08375a.htm

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14597a.htm (Catholic understanding of the teachings of Jesus)

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/christiantheology-philosophy/

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrS5lRLi0uI (debate on the resurrection between William Lane Craig and Shabir Ally)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ws463jX4k  (“In Search of the Historical Jesus”—lengthy lecture on the scholarship devoted to finding out about the real Jesus)

Images:

Christ Pantocrater:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jesus-Christ-from-Hagia-Sophia.jpg

John Dominic Crossan, co-founder of Jesus Seminar:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:11_08_6972_John_Dominic_Crossan.jpg

N. T. Wright:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NTWright071220.jpg