Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Updates to the Commentary Recommendation Lists

At the heart of this blog/website is a collection of book recommendation lists that I have been building for more than a decade.  I periodically draw attention to them, and they are always accessible by visiting the Book Rec's page.  I have recently updated many of the lists and corrected a few broken links.  All of the lists are now being stored in Google Docs and are free for public viewing/downloading.

While my aim in building these lists it to be comprehensive, I am constantly reminded of how impossible a task this is.  Nonetheless, this remains my goal.  The lists include more than just commentaries.  I have also added lists of recommended biographies and theological works.  In the future I will upload recommended works on Church History and Philosophy.  For now, the primary focus is on Biblical commentaries and supporting works.

One new feature that I am in the process of adding (out of necessity) is the division of commentaries by century.  Some of the lists have become so large, that it is difficult to get a sense of the progress of research over the centuries.  For this reason, I have begun dividing the Biblical commentaries by the century in which they were originally produced.  Thus far, I am about half way finished with this task.  In the meantime, here are links to the individual lists that have been uploaded.  As always, I'm interested in your feedback.  Thanks.

Old Testament Commentaries
OT Introduction
OT Pentateuch
OT Historical Books
OT Poetical Books
OT Prophetical Books 

New Testament Commentaries
NT Introduction
Gospels and Acts
Pauline Epistles
Hebrews, General Epistles, and Revelation 

Other Lists
Theological Works
Church History Works  (under construction)
Christian Biographies
Philosophy  (under construction)

Christian Chronology
Christian Missions Chronology