Helpful Links

PTCEE has selected some useful free links for your studies.

  • They are ecumenical in scope, reflecting different theologies and church traditions.
  • These resources are for you to read, reflect on and – if you wish – react against. In this way, our theological education goes deeper and wider, equipping us for the present age.
  • Feel free to suggest other internet study resources that you find helpful and we can take a look and possibly add them.
  • PTCEE will be regularly updating Helpful Links

Happy exploring!

Shape of the Christian Year

PTC’s Referencing and Style Guide

http://ptc.ac.fj/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Referencing-Style-Guide-PTC-2018-v1.5-COMPLETE.pdf

Distance Learning Skills – a free online course from the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/gothedistance

Free online tutorial to help develop Internet research skills.

http://www.vtstutorials.co.uk/tutorial/religiousstudies/

A useful ‘umbrella’ site pointing to other links

https://theologicalstudies.org.uk/

General Knowledge

Be cautious when using Wikipedia – not regarded as a reliable academic source

Try encyclopedia sites such as:

https://www.britannica.com/

https://www.wdl.org/en/

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/subject-information

Biblical Studies

Oremus Bible Browser. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

http://bible.oremus.org/

Bible Gateway Bible Browser offering many other translations. It is always very interesting to compare how words have been translated in different English versions, then to compare with Pacific language translations.

https://www.biblegateway.com/

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary, plus other dictionaries and concordances

https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/bbd.html

A navigation tool for the Old Testament

http://bible.ort.org/books/glosd1.asp

Bible study guides of various levels from the Bible Society

http://bibleresources.americanbible.org/

Making Biblical Scholarship Accessible Since 2001

https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/

Church History

https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/study

https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/

https://earlychurch.org.uk/

Many Christian Classics eg. Journal of John Wesley, Martin Luther’s ‘Table Talk’ etc. can be found at

https://www.ccel.org/

Ministry

A journal interested in theology for practical Christian ministry

https://wordandworld.luthersem.edu/

Theology and Ethics

Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism. Register for free, remember your username and password and search a huge collection of theology and ethics articles

http://www.globethics.net/web/gtl

https://theologyontheweb.org.uk/

https://www.theopedia.com/

http://www.theologicalbooknetwork.org/Resources

http://commons.ptsem.edu/

Mission

Oxford Centre for Mission Studies has a number of free titles to download from its Regnum series

http://www.ocms.ac.uk/regnum/list.php

https://missiology.org.uk/

English skills

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/

Cambridge Dictionaries – various

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

English practice

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-and-vocabulary

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/writing-skills-practice

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/english-skills-learning/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Bible Browser. New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

http://bible.oremus.org/

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/bbd.html

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/

Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism

http://www.globethics.net/gtl

South Pacific Association of Theological Schools (SPATS)

http://spatsfj.org/find-resources/