Open Access Journals & Publications

Publications of the World Council Of Churches

The World Council of Churches represents more than 120 countries and territories throughout the world, with over 580 million Christians and including most of the world’s Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches.

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World Council of Churches Publications

The World Council of Churches manage and distribute their own publications for public use. Browse over 180 different publications, thousands of documents and numerous other resources available for viewing and download.

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WCC Internet Archive

The Internet Archive hosts a substantial collection of material for the World Council of Churches. With more than 284 GB of documents (in over 23, 000 files), the collection is expansive with publications from 1907 to the present day.

Open Access Journal Collections

Collections of academic journals which are free, complete, digitized and peer reviewed. The public has open access to these works and membership to an educational institution is not required.

HTS Theological Studies

"HTS Theological Studies is an acclaimed Open Access journal with broad coverage that promotes multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary religious aspects of studies in the international theological arena."

In Luce Verbi

"In Luce Verbi is a theological and acclaimed Open Access journal that serves as the official journal of the Reformed Theological Society. It focuses on Reformed Theology, specifically but not exclusively within an African context. "

Theologia Viatorum

"Theologia Viatorum seeks to delve into the theology of the pilgrim and/or traveller. The journal aims to explore aspects of theology and religion in order to deepen our understanding of God and to expand our views on religious traditions. "

Verbum et Ecclesia

"Verbum et Ecclesia is an international, South African open-access, peer reviewed and accredited, online journal. Only original research is considered for publication. This periodical is juridically connected to the Centre for Ministerial Development (Excelsus), located at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria."

Open Access Repositories

Here are links to the Institutional Repositories of leading South African universities. These open access electronic archives collects, preserves and distributing digital materials created, owned and hosted by the various universities. 

Open Access Books

AOSIS Publishing

Link to Theological and Religious Studies