Additional Resources – Online

ATLA LibGuides

Atla Religion LibGuides is a growing, selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion.


Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) curates high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections.


Note: the appearance of these sites on this list does not mean that St. Mary’s Seminary and University endorse all the content on the sites.
The Bible Online
o (multiple versions and languages)
o (multiple versions)
o (multiple versions and languages)
o (multiple versions plus original languages; created by Tyndale House, a biblical studies research institute in Cambridge, England)
o (ESV, Tyndale Greek New Testament, interlinear)
o (NET Bible and others)
o (NRSV)
o (NRSV texts for all Sundays of the three-year Revised Common Lectionary)
o (downloadable Hebrew Bible, Greek New Testament, Vulgate, and Septuagint texts, but only for members of the Society of Biblical Literature)
o (Hebrew Bible, Greek New Testament, Septuagint, Vulgate, ESV, NET Bible; at the German Bible Society site)
o (Greek New Testament, Nestle-Aland 28th edition)
o (The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition)

Articles, Journals, Books, and Dissertations
Platforms available through most theological libraries: ATLA, EBSCO, JSTOR
For books, dissertations, and articles:
o (books)
o (books, articles, dissertations.)
o The publisher Brill allows authors to make their work freely available online (“Brill Open Access“)
o An abridged version of The SBL Handbook of Style:

Various Sites for Biblical Studies
o The African American Lectionary:
o The Atla Websites on Religion: Biblical Literature:
o Best Commentaries:
o Bible Odyssey: (from the Society of Biblical Literature)
o Biblical Studies Online:
o Biblical Weblinks:
o The British Library’s EThOS E-theses Online Service:
o The Catholic Biblical Association of America:
o Electronic New Testament Educational Resources (E.N.T.E.R.):
o The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary:
o New Testament Gateway: (Prof. Mark Goodacre, Duke)
o The NTWrightPage:
o Oxford Biblical Studies Online:
o PQDT Open provides free access to the PDF files of dissertations and theses:
o ProQuest is a fee-based provider of access to dissertations and theses:
o Resource Pages for Biblical Studies:
o The Text This Week:
o Tyndale House Cambridge Online Resources:

o The University of Calgary’s Religious Studies Web Guide: Biblical Studies:

Other Lists and Links
Prof. Steve Walton: Free NT Resources Master List in response to COVID-19; also here is a note about free access to certain resources from Logos:

Theology on the Web (Rob Bradshaw’s Site)
Theology on the Web provides access to over 40,000 articles and books, which are all free-to-download for educational purposes.
” 90+ theological journals hosted in whole or in part
” Sets of biblical commentaries
” Bibliographies of theologians with links to online material
” Biographies of notable missionaries
” Heresies and sects of the Early Church
” Interviews with Bible College faculty members from around the world


EI Starting Fall 2021 Online

Dear EI Community,
We hope that you have had a restful and healthy summer, and we look forward to a wonderful fall semester of learning.

Our hope has been to offer each class simultaneously online and in person, from the very first session to the finale. However, in view of the surging Delta variant, and of the indoor mask mandate in Baltimore City, we have decided that all EI courses will begin entirely online. That will both protect the health of students, faculty, and their families, and promote effective learning. We do not expect this online only modality to last the whole semester, however. We will monitor conditions, and as quickly as possible return to dual mode instruction—onsite and online united as one learning community. At present, we plan to be online only through at least Sept. 17, with timely notification about what will follow.
The library will remain open to current students and faculty. (Remember that presently everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask at all times while in our building.)

Please know we are striving for the common good of our entire learning community, and those whom they love and serve.
May the remainder of your summer bring health, peace, and continued rejuvenation.
With hope,
Deans Laytham, Fosarelli, and Hancock

Spring 2022 to Begin Online

UPDATE: January 31, 2022

Out of a continuing abundance of caution, the Ecumenical Institute will continue online-only learning through February, returning to in-person learning just after winter break on February 28.


ORIGINAL POST: January 6, 2022

Dear EI Community,
We hope that you have had a restful and healthy Christmas. We look forward to a wonderful spring semester of learning together.
As you know, our hope has been to offer each class simultaneously online and in person this semester. However, in view of the surging omicron variant, we have decided that all EI courses will begin entirely online through the month of January, with the option to attend class in-person beginning Tuesday, February 1.
This does not affect the availability of the library; current EI faculty and students are welcome to come in person if they are in compliance with the St. Mary’s COVID policy (either fully vaccinated or having received an exemption and following the additional requirements). At present, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask at all times while in our building.
If you plan to come on campus, please be sure you have completed the confidential and mandatory COVID disclosure form. If you are not fully vaccinated and would like to receive an exemption, you may use this form.
With hope,
Deans Laytham, Fosarelli, and Hancock


ATLA Religion Serials Plus  

ATLA Religion Database provides information on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. ATLA Religion Database contains more than 1.3 million bibliographic records covering the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. It includes more than 460,000 article citations from more than 1,500 journals (651 currently indexed), more than 260,000 essay citations from over 15,400 multi-author works, more than 423,000 book review citations. Coverage spans from 1949 to the present. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association. 

Instructional Video: 


JSTOR Religion and Theology Collection covers the history and philosophy of religious thought spanning traditions, periods, and critical approaches. The collection contains more than 80 titles drawn exclusively from existing JSTOR Arts and Sciences collections.

Library of Latin Texts – online (LLT-O)

The Library of Latin Texts (LLT) is the world’s leading database for Latin texts. It gathers Latin texts of all genres and all periods. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions.

Sources Chrétiennes Online

“Sources Chrétiennes Online” forms the digital, searchable counterpart to the well-known “Sources Chrétiennes” series, based in Lyon and published by Éditions du Cerf, Paris. By 2025, the database will incorporate the source texts from the more than 600 printed volumes, in Latin, Greek, Syriac, Armenian and Georgian, sided by French translations and allowing for targeted and filtered searches.

New Testament Abstracts

NTA Online is produced by ATLA in partnership with the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Abstracts are in English. NTA offers more than 38,000 articles and more than 13,500 book summaries.

Old Testament Abstracts

Old Testament Abstracts is a comprehensive reference tool designed to support Old Testament Studies scholarship in graduate education and faculty research. Old Testament Abstracts on CD-ROM contains more than 35,000 abstracts of journal articles, books, essays and software.

Philosopher’s Index

The Philosopher’s Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. 1940-


Academic Search Complete

A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.


Books in Print with Reviews

Books In Print® with Book Reviews provides easy access to crucial information on the U.S. book publishing industry with more than 500,000 full-text reviews from more than a dozen of the most respected sources, including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, CHOICE, Reference and Research Book News, Sci-Tech Book News, University Press Book News, The Horn Book, The Boston Book Review, and Quill & Quire. Plus, there’s a notation if a title has been reviewed in key publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and 8 others. Updated monthly.

Gale Book Review Index Plus

Containing the entire backfile of Book Review Index print content from 1965 to the present, Book Review Index Online is unparalleled in scope, with more than 5.6 million reviews on more than 2.5 million titles.

Business Source Premier

This is the industry’s most used business research database, providing the full text for nearly 8,200 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCO host.


ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Health Source: Nursing

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Literature Online

ProQuest® Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 357,250 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference.

MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography is a bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals and series, as well as book publishers.

ProQuest Newspapers

Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal, New York Times,


Due to the ongoing pandemic, the decision was made to remain fully online for the rest of the fall 2021 semester. A video message from Dean Laytham about the decision can be found below.

The library will remain open for current students and faculty. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Hancock. 


Online Exhibits

The Archives is pleased to offer online exhibits that will highlight its collections through the people, places, and events associated with our three sponsoring institutions. 

Blessed Michael J. McGivney and St. Mary’s Seminary & University

This exhibit was created to celebrate the beatification in October 2020 of Blessed Michael J. McGivney, a Roman Catholic priest ordained for the Archdiocese of Hartford, founder of the Knights of Columbus, and alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary & University.


Remembering Cardinal James Gibbons

The 100th anniversary of the death of Cardinal James Gibbons, the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s ninth archbishop, was observed on March 24, 2021. On such an occasion, it is only appropriate to look back on the career of this extraordinary churchman and leader of Maryland’s Catholic community, whose priestly ministry began at the start of the U.S. Civil War and    ended 60 years later in the aftermath of the                                                     First World War and a global pandemic.


Holy People of the Archdiocese of Baltimore

This page has been created to introduce visitors to some of the holy people who are members of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s community of faith.

Online Store

The EI now has a line of apparel bearing our logo! We all can wear our pride in being part of Baltimore’s premier graduate school of theology and ministry that embraces and celebrates its ecumenical legacy: seeking wisdom, nurturing faith, engaging community. Click the photo below to access our online store!

or go to:

Vladimir Stoupel at St. Mary’s

Friday, May 20, 2022 • 7:30 PM EDT
St. Mary’s Chapel at St. Mary’s Seminary & University

Free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
Register online at Eventbrite.

Franz Schubert: Sonata in E minor D. 566 (unfinished)
César Franck: Prélude, Aria et Final (1887)
Erwin Schulhoff: Suite No. 3 for the Left Hand (1927)
Maurice Ravel: La Valse (composer’s version for solo piano) (1919)

Vladimir Stoupel returns to St. Mary’s to present a timely recital. His program features several pieces composed in reflection on World War I. This look back into history helps us to cope with the crisis-ridden present and to commemorate the lives lost in the war. We need distance to be able to process all this. Music is especially necessary in times of crisis! It offers us a protected space; it gives us the opportunity to reflect. War destroys, music builds up.

Vladimir Stoupel is an individualist with an extraordinarily rich tonal and emotional palette. The Washington Post praised his “protean range of expression” and Der Tagesspiegel Berlin described his performance as “enthralling and atmospherically dense.” His extraordinary technical command allows him to explore the outermost limits of expression, mesmerizing audiences with his musical intensity.

View/download the Event Flyer.

Guests are invited to make a free will offering to defray the expense of Mr. Stoupel’s performance and to make it possible for St. Mary’s to host more such events.
Suggested Donation: $25.00
(If you wish to make a donation online, use the following link:)…



This option will search multiple databases as well as our catalog in a single search, while  allowing limiters and filters to be applied as you search.

EBSCO Discovery service.

 For a video tutorial please see the EDS Quick Start Guide Here. 


The SMSU online catalog provides access to the collections housed on site.  This will include our general collection, reference collection, Raymond Brown collection, the John Paul II collection and reverves.  Items include books, audio-visual materials, and print journal holdings.  WorldCat searches libraries around the world, and enables you to discover other libraries nearby that may carry the title you are seeking.


Knott Library subscribes to a collection of databases that are particularly relevant for studies in theology and philosophy, as well as additional general subject sites for supplemental sources.


This page provides links to online reference sources such as the Gale Virtual Reference Library and the Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

Publication Finder

Locate titles of journals that are available in full text through various databases as well as links to Knott Library’s print holdings.


Registered patrons will be able to browse and read online or download from our list of E-Books.  Our subscription service gives us access to thousands of titles of religious and academic texts including subjects such as philosophy, ethics, history of religions, Christianity, Judaism, religious texts, and more.

Additional Resources

Links to free open access resources. Some are temporary for special access during the COVID19 pandemic.


Spring 2022 Courses

Spring 2022 Course Schedule

*All spring classes, except where noted, will be available as dual synchronous access courses. Students can opt to attend either in person or online (via Zoom), and will choose their primary mode of attendance at registration.

Spring courses run from 1/10/22 through 5/9/22. The regular registration period for Spring 2022 courses is 11/1/21 – 11/12/21. (Please note: two weeks only.) Beginning 11/13/21, a $90 late-registration fee will go into effect (not applicable to new students). You may register in person, by fax, scan/email, or mail. In order to reserve a place in the course, the $85 registration fee must be submitted at the time of registration. A student must register for a course before the first class meeting. For more information, please see the Registration page. Forms are available on the Forms page.

(A Course Schedule Matrix is provided at the bottom of this page.)
PR = Prerequisite; CR = Co-requisite

BS600    Orientation to Biblical Studies
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Katherine Brown
PR = none.
An introduction to academic biblical studies, with attention to the nature and development of biblical literature, tools for research, and methods of interpretation (exegesis). This three-credit course is a pre- or corequisite for most other courses in biblical studies. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS/BL614    Introduction to Biblical Greek II
Monday 7 – 8:30 pm & Wednesday 7 – 8 pm
Paul Maillet, STL, STD
PR = BS613
A continuation of BS613. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS622    Literature & Theology of the New Testament
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Jennifer McNeel
PR/CR =BS600.
An exploration of the New Testament in its historical and social settings, focusing on the unique purpose and theology of each writing, with attention to the origins of the New Testament canon. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

BS733    Romans: Paul’s Gospel Then & Now
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Michael Gorman
An historical, theological, and literary exploration of Paul’s most significant letter, with attention to its contemporary implications for faith and life. PR/CR = BS600, TH601. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

DM816    Leading Leaders (DMin only)
Thursday 6 – 8:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
January 20-21, Feb. 17-18, March 10-11, March 30 – April 1, April 29 
Dr. Jason Poling
An investigation of the unique challenges and opportunities involved in ministries of higher leadership. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

DM868    Living Doctrine (DMin only)
Thursday 6 – 8:30 pm, Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
January 20-21, Feb. 17-18, March 10-11, March 30 – April 1
Dr. Brent Laytham
An exploration of how systematic theology enlivens Christian formation, ministry, and mission. Each session takes up one article of the creed, with special emphasis on (1) Christian doctrine as script for Christian living and ministry; (2) various approaches to doing theology that is faithful to both the common Christian tradition and to specific historical and cultural contexts; (3) analyses of the challenges of our current historical situation (variously defined as modern or post-modern); and (4) the connection between systematic theology and their context and D.Min. project. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

ES/PT718    Christian Worship: Principles and Practice
Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Joseph Donnella II
An introduction to the history, practices, and theology of Christian worship with particular attention to developments in North American and ecumenical contexts.  Attention will focus on the celebration of Baptism, Communion, Proclamation, Daily Prayer and Services of the Word, along with rituals of Marriage, Death and Burial, and Healing–Anointing.  Contemporary matters such as Language, African- American traditions, Feminist and Womanist traditions, Art & Aesthetics along with Architecture and Space will be explored in the hope that students will deepen their understanding of the components that shape and form public worship. PR/CR = TH601. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

H603   Modern Church History
Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
PR/CR = TH601.
A survey of modern Christianity from the 16th century Reformation to the present, examining the ideas and historical traditions that shaped Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, with attention to its global contexts. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

MT600    Fundamentals of Theological Ethics (online only)
Wednesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dr. Dan Bell
A survey of the major foundational themes in Christian ethics, such as sin and virtue, moral development, conscience and character, Scripture and ethics, and approaches to selected contemporary issues. PR/CR = TH601. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page) 

PT704    Biblical Storytelling II
Saturday, 9:00 – 1:00 (Feb. 5, March 5, April 9, April 30)
Dr. Tracy Radosevic
An exploration of the history behind (and current need for) understanding, interpreting and ultimately communicating biblical passages – in virtually every area of ministry – through a discipline of internalizing, embodying, and storytelling. Full Course Description (“Green Book” page)

PT799    Ministry-in-Context
Thursday, 6 – 8:30 pm
Dr. Tony Hunt
A supervised field placement experience and concurrent theological reflection seminar, open only to MACM candidates who have completed at least 39 credits. 

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