Barth’s Church Dogmatics on Google Books

Glen at the Hiddenness of Blog has gone through the trouble of locating all the portions of the Church Dogmatics that are available on Google Books.  While the entire text isn’t accessible, a great deal of it can be found there.

The Doctrine of the World of God.
Vol. I/1Vol. I/2

The Doctrine of God.
Vol. II/1Vol. II/2

The Doctrine of Creation.
Vol. III/1Vol. III/2Vol. III/3Vol. III/4

The Doctrine of Reconciliation.
Vol. IV/1Vol. IV/2Vol. IV/3.2Vol. IV/3.1Index.

(HT: Christians in Context)

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Download a Million Volumes from Google Books

Google just announced that it will now allow users to download over 1 million public domain books in the EPUB format. Google had already made this archive available to some of its partners, including Sony and Barnes and Noble, but until today users weren’t able to download these free EPUB texts from Google directly. Google will continue to make PDF versions of these books available for download as well, but users with eReader’s will find the new EPUB files far more useful.

If you don’t have an actual hardware eReader but still want to read these EPUB versions, you can install Stanza or a similar desktop reader to read these books.

EPUB is a free, standardized format that almost every hardware eReader or desktop software understands. Amazon’s Kindle, however, cannot read EPUB texts without using some intermediary software that converts these books into a format the Kindle can understand. While there are a few competing formats, EPUB has turned into the de facto standard for eBooks. Some vendors, like Sony, wrap a digital rights management (DRM) solution around these books, but others just publish completely open, non-DRMed versions of their books. The EPUB files from Google Books will not be locked down by a DRM solution. (Continue)

(Via ReadWriteWeb)

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