Finding good theology resources on the Internet can be a bit of a hit and miss affair. There are a large number of religious sites around, and indeed there are many good sites for the serious study of theology, but as is often the case with the Internet, locating those sites can be a little difficult.
Generally speaking, it is not difficult to find ancient texts and ecclesiastical documents. There are a number of discussion forums for those interested in particular theological subjects. There are also a number of online theological journals. Contemporary theological writings are not so abundant, mainly because of royalty issues.
The links below are by no means exhaustive – we have tried to select a few good sites which provide links to a good selection of theological sites and resources, and which are reasonably well structured. Obviously we cannot take responsibility for the contents of these sites. There is a lot of good stuff around on the Internet, but there is also a great deal of rubbish!!
Google Scholar is an academic related site that might be worth using for bibliographical research.
If you have any suggestions for other sites to be linked off this page please Fr Jonathan How
- Academic Theology Sites
A useful set of links to… academic theology sites!
- Bibliographies for Theology
A fairly extensive bibliography covering particularly Scripture and the history of theology. Extensively udated in 2004
- Bioethics Resources (on this site)
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church
Provided by the Parish of St Charles Boromeo in Picayune, MS. You will have to navigate through the site yourself – frames prevent me linking directly
- The Centro Pro Unione Website
A very comprehensive collection of links to ecumenical documents
- CCEL – Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Another long-standing site. A large collection of christian classics from the Fathers onward, as well as links to several Bibles and much more besides. You can also buy the site on CD Rom for a few pounds.
- COPAC (Combined Online Access Catalogue) Unified access to the catalogues of some of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland
- Database of Catholic Social Thought Organisations Comprehensive worldwide listing of CST organisations. From John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought of the Center for Catholic Studies and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
- ECOLE – Early Church On-Line Encyclopedia.
Very useful for links texts from the Fathers through to the middle ages – a useful complement to CCEL
- EWTN library
A good source of Catholic documents
- Fides Quaerens Internetum – Christian Theology Page
Another useful collection of theology links
- Intute - The main UK based Academic Gateway for Art & Humanities including a section on theology and religious studies
- Internet Theology Resources, by School of Theology
And another. This one is nicely systematic and from a Catholic institution.
- Office for Social Justice
Of the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis. Extensive documentation of Catholic Social Teaching, including concordances.
- The New Testament Gateway
Virtually (sic!) a one-stop shop for New Testament links on the web. Provided by Mark Goodacre, a notable Scripture scholar at Birmingham university (That is Birmingham, England, not Alabama!). They don’t get much better than this.
- The Old Testament Gateway
Seeks to do for the Old Teatament what Mark Goodacre did for the New. Not as smart but plenty of stuff there
- Vanderbilt Divinity Library
Includes a very useful list of journals available online. Some are only available to students of Vanderbilt university it seems, and others only as abstracts but there are also a good number which are unrestricted.
- The Vatican Web site
The Vatican II documents can be found here