The Missing Links – Feb. 19, 2011

  • A list of 50 philosophy blogs that cover a variety of philosophical topics.  Among the interesting titles are “The Philosophy Smoker” and “The Ethical Werewolf.”

 

  • Speaking of philosophy, UC-Berkeley has made available online three courses taught by well-known philosopher John Searle.  The courses are Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Society.

 

  • A number of free theology books in PDF format are available at the Online Christian Library of Virtual Theological Resources.  Titles include Charles Hodges’s Systematic theology, Creation in Old Testament Theology by Paul R. House, and The Divine Inspiration of the Bible by Arthur W. Pink.

 

  • Last Seminary has a tremendous collection of free material in the categories of New Testament studies, science and religion, and philosophy of religion, which are further broken down into articles, books, and courses.  A wealth of quality material here.

 

  • Several interesting papers from Baylor’s past Philosophy of Religion Conferences are available on the conference website.  Past presenters have included Paul Moser, John Greco, Jonathan Kvanvig, and Alexander Pruss.

 

  • Randy Alcorn’s book Why Pro-Life is free in PDF format here.  In this 144-page book he deals with questions such as Is the Unborn Really a Human Being?, Is Abortion Part of a Right to Privacy?, Does Abortion Harm a Woman’s Physical and Mental Health?, and several other related issues.

 

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Learn a New Language in 2010

Courtesy of Open Culture:

We can’t help you get fit (at least physically) in the new year. But we can help you learn a new language. Our collection of Free Language Lessons covers 37 languages, and we have now developed sections dedicated to commonly sought after languages. (See below.) Please keep in mind that the collection also features less frequently spoken languages–Maori, Luxembourgish, Tagalog, Yiddish and beyond. For all languages, please visit the full collection of Free Language Lessons.

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Recent Free Books and Lectures Online

Lots of good audio and text resources are showing up online these days.  Here are a few I’ve recently discovered.

  • Three courses by Old Testament scholar John Goldingay (Fuller Seminary) are now available on iTunes.  The courses are The Pentateuch, The Prophets, and Biblical Hermeneutics. (HT Nijay Gupta)

  • The Genesis volume of the new Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (ZIBBCOT) is available on Scribd for the month of October.  According to the Zondervan website “We’ll be posting additional commentaries from ZIBBCOT over the next 5 months.”

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Free J. I. Packer Book for Kindle and iPhone

Total dependence on God. Jesus proclaimed victory over the powers of darkness. The Holy Spirit as advocate, counselor, guide, and helper—the one who glorifies Jesus. Communion of the saints.

In Affirming the Apostles Creed, Packer explains the meaning and implications of each phrase of this great creed. Each concise chapter concludes with discussion questions and Bible passages for further study.

Click here for your free Kindle edition available until October 31, 2009.

You can also read the book on your iPhone, without a Kindle, by downloading the iPhone Kindle app from the iTunes store.

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Free Apologetics E-Book Library

Chad at Truthbomb Apologetics has a very nice collection of links to free e-books on apologetics and related topics.  Familiar authors include Josh McDowell, R. C. Sproul, Alvin Plantinga, Francis Beckwith, Hume, Kant, and G. K. Chesterton.  A fine repository of helpful titles!

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