UPDATE: Since originally posting this thread, the collection has grown from 30 to 180+ scholarly volumes freely available in PDF (yes, really). See this comment of mine in the thread where I list some of this stuff out.
Recently as I’ve been looking around, I’ve been finding more and more books of biblical scholarship freely available online. This is something that is really great but not many people know about it, and so I wanted to try to disseminate the word a little more.
Larry Hurtado is one of the most important modern scholars in biblical scholarship, contributing thoroughly to how Jesus was taken and understood in earliest Christian devotion. Two of his books are available for free, in their entirety online, one click away. All 700+ pages of Hurtado’s Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity is available here. Tryggve Mettinger’s The Riddle of Resurrection can be downloaded here in seconds (especially good since its out of print now). Bart Ehrman has like 4 of his books freely available online in PDF, such as his The Gospel of Judas Iscariot (my favorite book of his) and his Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code. These books I’ve noted are all scholarly books. And there are other authors whose works are available a click away, such as works of C.S. Lewis, Gannar Samuelsson, Elaine Pagels, etc. This is very important for those who do not have spare money to buy these books themselves and yet want to know about important scholarship. The only reason why I was able to begin reading scholarship in the first place is through my introduction to these publicaly available novelties. On my blog, I’ve started compiling the books I know of available online (scroll to the bottom section of the page). Do you guys know of any other books available online a click away for free? Do you guys think we need more of this stuff?