Not Just Bibles
A Guide to Christian Resources on the Internet


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3. Anonymous FTP Sites

For help with anonymous file transfer (aFTP) on the Internet send the following message to mail-server@cs.ruu.nl -
send NEWS.ANSWERS/ftp-list/faq

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Abilene Christian University Library
Christian Communications Toolkit (discussion group archives)
Stone-Campbell (discussion group logs and archives)
ACU's home page on the web is at http://www.acu.edu/

BRIDGESTONE BIBLEWARE FILE LIBRARY

aftp: ftp.bibleware.com/
Dir : /pub/bibleware/
Overview: Readme file (Discusses scope of archive, offers CDROM version) Files are comprised of MSDOS and Windows programs, and archived text files.
Cont: Contents files named 00_FILES.TXT located in each subdirectory
Dir : bibgames/ (Bible Games, 49 files)
Dir : bibmisc/ (Miscellaneous, 30 files)
bibref/ (Bible Reference Works 22 files)
bibstudy/ (Bible Study, 39 files, 2 subdirectories)
bibtrans/ (Bible Translations, 9 files)

CLASSIC CHRISTIAN ETEXTS ARCHIVE
aftp: kuyper.cs.pitt.edu
Dir : ebooks (Extensive collection of works by Augustine, Calvin, Chesterton, Edwards, À Kempis, Law, Spurgeon, Thornton and Newman among others. RTF, Mac, html and ascii formats)
Contents (ebooks): 00ABSTRACTS or via WWW at http://ccel.wheaton.edu/.
Dir : music/classical/ (Handel, Mozart; midi & mov sound files)
Dir : music/hymn_texts/ (Charles Wesley), and
Dir : music/john_wesley/ (John Wesley)
Dir : music/hymns/ (Sound files, incl. Be Thou My Vision, City on a Hill, Jesus Shall Reign, Lobe den Herren, The Heavens)
Dir : music/scheer/ (postscript praise songs by Greg Scheer)

COPTNET ARCHIVES (Coptic Orthodox Church Material)
aFTP: pharos.bu.edu
Cont: CN/COPT-NET.contents
Dirs: CN/articles (position papers and historical bios)
CN/lessons (Biblical and topical lessons)
CN/newsletter (CoptNet newsletters)
CN/pictures (GIF/JPEG images of Christian art/artifacts)
CN/prayers (creeds and prayers for special occasions)
CN/synexarion (bios of Bishoy, Mark, Paul of Tamooh, John Crysostom)
CN/texts (Apocalipse, Anthansia Creed and more)
Note: Also accessible via web at: http://cs.bu.edu/Faculty/best/pub/cn/Home.html

FUNET ARCHIVES (Finnish Academic and Research Network)
aFTP: ftp.funet.fi
Cont: Read files 00Index, and "readme" suffix throughout directory structure. "NJB Notes" below.
Dirs: pub/doc/religion/christian (subdirectories listed below)
Prgm:Bible/amiga - (VerseWise Amiga v1.2 and finnish software)
Bible/mac - (Online Bible, v.2.0, 8 modules),
Bible/mac/olb.p (and OLB, v.2.05 upgrade installer)
Bible/msdos - (Finnish Bible, Hebrew tools, Online Bible v.6.11, 24 modules), numerous other zipped texts and misc. programs.)
Bible/unix - (Bible Retrieval System v1.4)
Text: Bible/texts - (KJV, Darby, Weymouth, Webster, Youngs, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Philippine), Turkish)
NJB - (mirror of the NJB Library)
texts/texts/english - Matthew Henry's Commentary, Robertson's Word Pictures NT, other text files)
Note: For more info see funet.olbmac.txt, funet.olbdos.txt and funet.survey.txt. at iclnet93.iclnet.org (pub/resources/text/site-surveys).
Also accessiable via web at http://www.funet.fi/pub/doc/religion/christian/

GUTENBERG PROJECT
aFTP: mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu
Dirs: pub/etext/etext92 (also etext93, etext94)
Cont: pub/etext/INDEX100.GUT, INDEX200.GUT
Text: bible10.txt, bible10.zip (KJV); plgrm10.txt, plgrm10.zip, Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan); apoc9.txt, apoc9.zip (Deutercanonical Books/Apocrapha); child10.txt, child 10.zip, A Child's Garden of Verses (Stevenson)
Note: Also mirrored at -- etext.archive.umich.edu; nctuccca.edu.tw, /documents/electronic-texts/Gutenberg; nptn.org, /pub/e.texts/gutenberg; quake.think.com, /pub/etext91, etc..
Mail: almanac@oes.orst.edu (send gutenberg catalog).

ONLINE BOOK INITIATIVE
aFTP: ftp.std.com
Dirs: obi/Canticles (canticles including brief history of liturgical use, initial source in Bible, etc)
obi/Ethnologue (B.Grimes Ethnologue, w/country stats, 5/88)
obi/John.Henry.Newman (various Newman works)
obi/Martin.Luther.King: (free.at.last)
obi/OTA: (Oxford Text Archive, mirror of black.ox.ac.uk)
obi/Religion/Bible.Retrieval.System (unix search program)
obi/Religion/KingJamesBible (KJV text)
obi/Religion/Vulgate (Latin Vulgate)
obi/Religion/Coptic (Coptic Lectionary)
obi/Religion (includes Book of Common Prayer)
Note: Also available via gopher at world.std.com (1/obi/book)

THE ONLINE BIBLE (MACINTOSH) [new 10/96]
aFTP: members.aol.com
Dir: (khamel/olbmac/)
Cont: (/khamel/olbmac/olbinfo.txt) (includes info on features, availability, order info, content, media types and packages).
Prgm: fkey.hqx (utility), kjvht.hqx (King James Version NT), olb253.hqx (main program file, v. 2.53)

THE ONLINE BIBLE (Macintosh) [new 11/96]
aFTP: ftp.std.com
dir: (obi/Religion/Online.Bible/)
Cont: (obi/Religion/Online.Bible/00_OLB_Index)
Instructions: (obi/Religion/Online.Bible/00_OLB_Readme)
Prgm: (obi/Religion/Online.Bible/OnlineBible2.52.image.sit) The application, installer, etc.
Bibles Modules: (obi/Religion/Online.Bible/Bibles/[language]/)
Other Modules (/obi/Religion/Online.Bible/Other_Modules/): Apocrapha.image.sit - including the Oxford edition and 1947 Revised Standard Edition; Easton_1_2.image.sit, etc. - Eastons Bible Dictionary, 1897; Geneva_1_2.image.sit, etc. - Geneva Bible Notes, 1599; Lexicons_1_2_image.sit, etc. - Greek based on Thayer and Smith Bible Dictionary of the New Testament, Hebrew is Brown, Driver, Briggs Gesenius Lexicon keyed to the Theological Word Book of the Old Testament; M_and_E.image.sit - Spurgeon's Morning and Evening; MHCC_1_2.image.sit, etc. - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary; Naves_1_2.image.sit, etc. - Naves Topical Bible; PNT.image.sit - The People's New Testament; RWP_1_2.image.sit, etc. - Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament; Smith_1_2.image.sit, etc. - Smith's Bible Dictionary; TCR_1_2.image.sit, etc. - Thompson Chain References, 1917, Torrey's Topical Textbook; TFG.image.sit - The Fourfold Gospel, 1905; TSK_1_3.image.sit, etc. - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; Wesley_1_3.image.sit, etc. - John Wesley's Notes on the Old and New Testaments, 1767.
Thanks: ICLnet wishes to thank Ray Kirk for ferreting out the sites for current Online Bible versions.

DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, UNIV. OF OTTAWA
aFTP: panda1.uottawa.ca (pub/religion)
Cont: pub/religion/ftp-index.txt
Prgm: doors1 (hypertext directory of online religious scholars)
Text: topical biblios, book notes reviewing, eg. Billy Graham biography, variations in American evangelism, scholarly texts, software/hardware reviews, directories of electronic Bibles, and Septuagint study projects.

SIMTEL ARCHIVE MIRROR SITES (all files in pc zip format)
aFTP: oak.oakland.edu (primary mirror site) or
wuarchive.wustl.edu (systems/ibmpc/msdos)
ftp.uu.net (systems/ibmpc/msdos/simtel20)
archie.au (micros/pc/oak) - Australia
src.doc.ic.ac.uk (pub/packages/simtel20) - England
ftp.funet.fi (pub/msdos/SimTel-mirror) - Finland
ftp.uni-paderborn.de (msdos) - Germany
Dir : pub/msdos/bible (at oak.oakland.edu)
Cont: pub/msdos/bible/00-index.txt
Prgm: God's Word for Windows v.1.2, Online Bible v.6.0, Executable Outline Series (Copeland Aug.'94), Genesis and Revelation Study Aids, Chinese Union Version database (Big 5 environment), Windows Bible Search v.1.5 (1/94), kjv2ng (Converts KJV to NG format, 7/94), Bible quiz, memory aids.
Text: KJV (2 sets)
Dir : pub/msdos/hebrew (at oak.oakland.edu)
Cont: pub/msdos/hebrew/00-index.txt
Prgm: Mac-DOS file translator w/Hebrew support, Hebrew language tutor

SIMTEL MIRROR ARCHIVE (COAST.NET) [new 4/96]
aFTP: ftp://ftp.coast.net
Dir: (/SimTel/win3/bible/)
Cont: /00_index.txt
Files: New Testament Greek Vocabulary Memorization Tool a free Windows program developed by Pastor Darren Twa for students of NT Greek. Based upon Bruce Metzger's "Lexical Aids for Students of NT Greek"
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith; The King James Dictionary; Morning and Evening by Spurgeon; MicroLIGHT Chinese English Bible for Windows; Windows in Time Bible Timeline.

SOC.RELIGION.CHRISTIAN.BIBLE-STUDY ARCHIVE
aFTP: ftp.spss.com (pub/bible)
Cont: pub/bible/INDEX
Prgm: Terwilleger's graphical study aids;
Text: ASCII versions of AV (zip and tar.Z), Darby, Greek NT, Latin Vulgate, Webster, Weymouth NT, Youngs; Easton's Bible Dictionary Matthew Henry's Commentary, Nave's Topical Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures, Spurgeon's Morning & Evening; background documents for Bible-Study list, apologetics.
Note: Some files also available via mail server and via web at http://www.spss.com/bible.html/

STANFORD UNIVERSITY MAC ARCHIVE (all files in hqx [binhex] format)
aFTP: sumex-aim.stanford.edu(info-mac/info/nms)
Cont: info-mac/help/all-files.txt; info-mac/nms/00nms-abstracts.txt
Prgm: Bible Promise Stack (3.1), Christmas Carol Stacks, History of Islam (1/93), Scripture Memory Stack (1.0), Chesterton's Orthodoxy (1993 Plantinga ed.). Most require HyperCard 2.x)
Note: Also available via gopher at sumex-aim.stanford.edu. Mirrored by aFTP at mrcnext/cso.uiuc.edu (pub/info-mac/); ftp.ucs.ubc.ca (/pub/mac/info-mac/); and wuarchive.wustl.edu (systems/mac/info-mac/)

SUNSITE ARCHIVES (Univ. North Carolina)
aFTP: sunsite.unc.edu (pub/academic/religious_studies/bible.old)
Cnts: README, README.bible, README.bible.NOTE.
Prgm: Online Bible ver. 6.11 (4/94) includes program module and 26 support modules.
Note: Version 6.11 also available via gopher at sunsite.unc.edu (1/.pub/academic/religious_studies/bible.old)
Survey Note: For more detailed info, see sunsite-unc.olbdos.txt iclnet93.iclnet.org (pub/resources/text/site-surveys).

THINK ARCHIVES
[revised 3/97] aFTP: apologetics (Apolog. resources w/biblio)
creeds (Creeds, Statements, Catechisms, and Confessions)
liberty (Thinking from figures who have been crucial in influencing liberty.)

WIRETAP.SPIES.COM
aFTP: wiretap.spies.com
Dirs: Library/Religion/Bible (Bibles in ASCII: KJV English, German Elberfelder Ubersetzung, Swahili NT, Swedish)
Library/Religion/Presby (Westminster Confession of Faith)
Library/Religion/Anglican (Anglican tracts, Book of Common Prayer)
Library/Classic (Works by Augustine, Alcott, Bunyan, Law, MacDonald, Dickens, Spurgeon, Stevenson, A.D. White, etc.)
Note: Also available via gopher at wiretap.spies.com More info available at iclnet93.iclnet.org (pub/resources/text/site-surveys/wiretap-spies.survey.txt)


10. Gopher Servers

For each of the following point your gopher to the domain address by entering the address on the command line (ie. gopher presby.edu) or press 'o' while using the (unix) gopher client and enter the address. Most use the default port (70) so it's not necessary to enter port info.

CHRISTIAN COLLEGES

Desc: Most of the following have Faculty, staff and student directories; telnet gateway to libraries and some local information.
Gopher to:
acuun1.acu.edu - Abilene Christian Univ. (TX)
gopher.bethel.edu - Bethel College (MN)
gopher.bridgewater.edu - Bridgewater College (VA)
gopher.calvin.edu - Calvin College (MI)
cedarville.edu - Cedarville College (OH)
gopher.cord.edu - Concordia College (MN)
crf.cuis.edu - Concordia University (IL)
cc.dordt.edu - Dordt College (IA)
gopher.goshen.edu - Goshen College (IN)
gopher.gac.edu - Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)
gopher.mc.edu - Mississippi College (MS)
gopher.olivet.edu - Olivet Nazarene College (IL)
presby.edu - Presbyterian College (SC)
beacon.regent.edu - Regent University (VA)
gopher.spu.edu - Seattle Pacific Univ. (WA)
gopher.wheaton.edu - Wheaton College (IL)

RELIGIOUS STUDIES SUBJECT TREES
Desc: The following are among the best sites accessible via gopher for up-to-date info on new resources in this subject area.
Gopher to:
riceinfo.rice.edu (1/Subject/RelPhil)
honor.uc.wlu.edu 1020 (Menu: Subject/Religion)
marvel.loc.gov (1/global/phil)
alpha.epas.utoronto.ca (1/cch/disciplines/religious_studies)

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, (TX)
Gopher to: bible.acu.edu
Desc: Access to Cell-Church and UGANDANET Archives and other ftp archives related to Missions. Pointers to gophers and ftp sites with info relevant to missions and ministries. THIS GUIDE and the Domain Directory for Christian Organizations.
Note: See aFTP site description above.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Gopher to: auvm.american.edu (1/Cath0)
Desc: Charter/Log files of Free Catholic List, RCC documents, writings of Church Fathers, Franciscan files and Opus Dei files.

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
Gopher to: gopher.bethany.org
Desc: An organization providing pro-life, pro-family services. Bethany offers professional help for women with unplanned pregnancies and adoptive couples seeking to provide loving Christian homes for children.
Note: Also accessible via WWW at http://www.bethany.org

CENTER FOR COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF TEXTS (U Penn)
Gopher to: ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Dir : CCAT Archives
Religious/Biblical: morphology of Greek New Testament, Pentateuch; Greek and Hebrew Alignment; KJV, RSV, and Vulgate.
Religious/Church Writers Comprehensive collection of early church documents
Dir: Course Mat'ls: Lecture notes and study aids for courses in classics (Augustine) and religious studies
CCAT Software Archives; Various PC/MAC programs.
Note: Also accessible via WWW at http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu

CLEARINGHOUSE FOR SUBJECT-ORIENTED INTERNET RESOURCE GUIDES
Gopher to: una.hh.lib.umich.edu (1/inetdirsstacks)
Dec: Great collection of guides usually updated periodically. Guides of interest include:
  • Christian Resources; G. Bogart, J. Brubaker; v1.30 Oct'94
  • Religion; M. Fraser; June'94
  • Religious Studies; J. Gresham; June'94
  • Religious Studies; P. Fehrmann; v8; Mar'94
  • Religious Studies; vol. 1; M. Strangelove; Feb'93
  • Religious Studies; vol. 3; M. Strangelove; Nov'92

  • CONCORDIA COLLEGE
    Gopher to: gopher.cord.edu (1/The Church)
    Desc: Luther Vespers Sermons at Concordia (A collection of over 75 sermons)

    THE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Gopher to: crf.cuis.edu
    Desc: Concordia University System: Concordia Lutheran Universities, Colleges, and Theological Seminaries, includes Academic Calendars, descriptions, online library catalogs, bookstores, and course schedules.
    Dir : Concordia Univ. System/Concordia Theological Seminary/Library
    WITTENBERG, The Lutheran History Discussion List
    Selected Works of Martin Luther including: Passages From the Writings, Hymns, Prayers, Prefaces From Luther's German Bible Version, 95 Theses, Luther's Small Catechism, Preface to Luther's Latin Writings
    Documents of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

    FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY INTERNATIONAL [new 5/97]
    Gopher to: gopher.fh.org
    Dir: GHN.dir (Congressional Hunger Center)
    Dir: OTHER.dir (Other Gopher Links on International Relief and Development
    Dir: WCN.dir (World Crisis Network: Welcome, vision, Rwanda and Africa programs, Overseas Postings)

    MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND, RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPT.
    Gopher to: cwis.ucs.mun.ca
    Dir : MUN Campus Info/Academic Departments/Religious Studies
    Desc: Extensive text archives related to Methodism and various early Pentecostal texts.

    MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE, MS
    Gopher to: gopher.mc.edu (Christian Internet Resources)
    Desc: Searchable catalog of Christian Music (by author and title), Baptist press releases, this guide, list of Christian college gophers.
    Note: Music database search requires gopher+ client.

    WHEATON COLLEGE, WHEATON IL
    Gopher to: gopher.wheaton.edu (1/Church)
    Desc: Good collection of Christian resources, well maintained. Includes archives section including catalogue of Graham archives, an online collection of oral history transcripts, several scholarly netters (see section 3 of this guide), and pointers to many gopher resources noted in this guide.

    WIRETAP.SPIES.COM
    Gopher to: wiretap.spies.com
    Desc: See NJB info for FTP site.

    UNIV OF DURHAM UK, THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT
    Gopher to: delphi.dur.ac.uk (1/Academic/P-T/Theology)
    Dirs: Computing (Lectures/Text on-line)
    Software for Theologians (Texts on disk, hebrew/greek WP software, archives)
    Discussion Groups for Theologians (Comprehensive listing of nearly all discussion groups broadly relevant to religious studies. Updated regularly.

    VANDERBILT UNIV. LIBRARY
    Gopher to: vuinfo.vanderbilt.edu
    Desc: Various bibliographies including, Church History and Christian Thought, Biblical Exegesis, Hebrew Bible, Religious Ethics, Theology: Selected Journals, Theology: Selected References


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