July 29, 2016
The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an open-source online journal on the topic of biblical and theological studies. Copyrighted by Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, the journal is written from an interdenominational evangelical viewpoint. In addition, it is reviewed by an editorial board of faculty from various academic institutions around the world.
Academic journals are technical in nature and contain rich knowledge of the field, and they are often written by scholars for other scholars. As there are fewer journals that introduce biblical, theological scholarship while also being accessible to students, JBTS has a goal to bridge this existing gap. This is done by providing a combination of high-level scholarship and research to scholars and students alike. As a result, the journal creates original scholarship that is both readable and accessible.
Currently, there are few broadly evangelical journals that are not connected to particular denominational concerns. JBTS is an original journal for the broader evangelical spectrum, accepting contributions in all theological disciples from any evangelical perspective. Specifically, the journal promotes articles and book reviews in the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, biblical theology, church history, systematic theology, philosophical theology, philosophy and ethics.
Overall, JBTS is a great source for scholars and students who want to further their knowledge in the areas of biblical and theological studies. As long as readers acknowledge the source and do not change its content, they are free to use it and circulate it in digital form.