Sep 21, 2014
Ebooks and Seminary Textbooks
John Aloisi has a discussion about the purchase of seminary textbooks and ebooks here. The post provides a helpful list of fairly inexpensive theological books available in ebook format. But I would note that his list of books consists of older works and that most are almost certainly out of copyright and at least some surely could be found for free online. And while I cannot speak for all seminarians, none of the listed texts were required textbooks during my seminary days. That is not to say that these works lack value. Most probably do belong in a well-rounded theological library. But the post might not really address the challenge faced by budget-challenged students who are typically asked to purchase never, and more expensive, textbooks. For newer textbooks, I have typically found that there are minimal differences in cost between a hard copy and the ebook format.