Historic theological bibliography

I have a new toy: an online book at Making of America:

Malcom, Howard. Theological index : references to the principal works in every department of religious literature embracing nearly seventy thousand citations, alphabetically arranged under two thousand heads. ( 1868)

It is what it says it is, but the nice thing is that it gives citations by subject for ancient Christian works — the kind of thing you don’t find in bibliographies of practical theology today — and the subject are well divided for pastoral ministry. “Character of Christ” “Christian liberty” “Degrees in Glory” both pro and con — and so forth. Many books and some serials are indexed.

Universalists are given good coverage, and I now have a citation about the nature of the ministry that I want to hunt down. Their entry for Universalism gives an ideal period library, again, both pro and con. (Richard Eddy’s Universalist bibliography of the same period is more comprehensive, though.)

A good research tool, and free.

Author: Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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