Blog post on my top ten list for homiletics
International Journal of Homiletics. You can find IJH‘s archive here.
An excellent site to access the lectionary is http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/. While many libraries have excellent online resources, I find that Vanderbilt’s library is the most user friendly.
Several original language Bibles are found here.
Concise dictionaries and handbooks enable readers to quickly understand the landscape in the field. Homiletics has two excellent works.
- Willimon, William H. and Richard Lischer (eds.). Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1995.
- Wilson, Paul Scott (ed.). The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching. Nashville: Abingdon, 2008.
There are many books that contain published sermons. See my bibliography above for the following authors: Barbara Brown Taylor, Fleming Rutledge, Peter Gomes, William Willimon, and Thomas Long & Cornelius Plantinga. However, the best ways to examine sermons is to hear sermons. Check out Duke Chapel’s website.
Luther Seminary has an excellent collection of homiletical helps at Working Preacher.
The first homiletical textbook was written by Augustine. You can read Book 4 of On Christian Doctrine here. Other valuable resources includes reading Aristotle’s Poetics as a guide to narrative preaching. See also Aristotle’s Rhetoric.
- Study Congregations: Website devoted to ethnographic and congregational research.
- AnaBiDeut – http://anabideut.univie.ac.at/ – Searchable bibliography on various OT texts, especially Deuteronomy, compiled by Braulik and Lohfink.
- iTanakh – http://www.itanakh.org/ – Index to Internet resources for the study of the Hebrew Bibile.
- Academic Bible: a resource for textual study.
- SBL’s Bible Odyssey
- Religious Studies Web Guide – http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~lipton/ – Guide to free internet sources for the academic study of religion.
- Research Guide for Christianity – http://www.library.yale.edu/div/xtiangde.htm – Guide to information and research for conducting study in religion. From Yale University.
- Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) – http://www.sbl-site.org/ – The oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines. As an international organization, the Society offers its members opportunities for mutual support, intellectual growth, and professional development. (Discounted student membership rates are available.)
- Liddell-Scott (freely available at http://tinyurl.com/5fov4f), Digital Sinaiticus (http://codexsinaiticus.org/en/), or UBS Greek Texts (at German Bible Society), which includes NA27th (http://www.academic-bible.com/)