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Seeing the past This website is the online publication of a Stanford University conference entitled "Seeing the past". Many of the papers presented at the conference can be accessed through this website. Topics of the papers include general papers on human sight, Neolithic Catalhoyuk, Mycenaean art, Neolithic Italy, Bulgaria, Mesoamerica and Classical archaeology. There are thematic papers focusing on the Lupanar at Pompeii, the Greek symposium and visual problems with the imagery used in virtual reconstructions and aerial archaeology. This web site can be useful especially to researchers. (Andrea Vianello)< From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


GRASS project university of Bournemouth This website reports the results of the GRASS (garden research for archaeological site survey) project funded by the Royal Society and COPUS. The project has involved about 60 pupils at St. Mark&apos;s School (Bournemouth) and their families. The Web site presents details of the project and shows the location of some 60 test pits dug in the district of Wallisdown, in gardens of the pupils&apos; homes. It is possible to see the finds that were recovered by clicking on each house. Geophysics results are also presented. A section of the Web site aimed at children explains the &apos;test pitting&a From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Gnostic scriptures and fragments : the Bruce Codex This site makes available online a selection of gnostic texts from the Bruce Codex: a manuscript written in Coptic, currently residing in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. The Bruce Codex itself comprises five texts: the First and Second Books of Ieou (elsewhere sometimes written Jeu), and three fragments: an untitled text, an unnamed gnostic hymn, and a text on the passage of the soul. This website offers copies of the three fragments, plus substantial selections from the First Book of Ieou, along with reproductions of of some of the complex symbolic diagrams that accompany this text in the man From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Gnostic scriptures and fragments : Pistis Sophia: the books of the savior &apos;Pistis Sophia: the books of the savior&apos; is an online version of the Coptic Gnostic document commonly known as &apos;Pistis Sophia&apos;, the single manuscript of which is the Askew Codex. The edition used is GRS Mead&apos;s 1921 English translation; his introduction and marginal notes are also included. (Mead suggested that &apos;Books of the Savior&apos; might be a more appropriate name for the work: hence the site&apos;s subtitle.) The online text has been formatted to reproduce Mead&apos;s layout as far as possible: marginal notes appear alongside the text, and page numbers of t From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Keio Gutenberg Bible The Keio Gutenberg Bible website makes available online a digital facsimile of the first volume of the Gutenberg Bible acquired by Keio University in 1996. Also offered is information about the provenance of the copy, details and images of the book&apos;s external appearance, illumination and text style, and the paper on which it is printed, plus a select bibliography. The site is, by its very nature, image heavy, and hence may be slow to load for some users. The text of the site is available in English and Japanese: for the latter, a special character set is needed, which can be downloaded ( From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Exploring theosophy : the synthesis of science, religion and philosophy &apos;Exploring Theosophy&apos; is the homepage of theosophist David Pratt. The site offers a wide range of articles on various aspects of theosophy (a belief system centring around the idea of the spiritual unity of all things), including both introductory pieces explaining key concepts, and more detailed essays about specific elements of the subject. Particularly interesting are the papers giving theosophical perspectives on a range of issues in modern scientific research. The site also offers an extensive collection of quotations from classic theosophical texts (including the works of HP Bl From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The academic study of miracles and magic &apos;The Academic Study of Miracles and Magic&apos; is primarily a guide to material available about these subjects, offering both bibliographies of printed books and papers, and annotated links lists to internet resources. There is also a collection of relevant quotations, information about academics working in the fields, and details of the site author&apos;s own publications. Some may be rather put off by the bracketing together of miracles and their more controversial cousin, but in fact, other than in those sections explicitly dealing with the overlap between the two, the subjects are From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Not the new perspective &apos;Not the new perspective&apos; is the e-text of a paper given by Francis Watson at the British New Testament Conference in 2001. The essay is a discussion and critique of what Watson calls the &apos;new perspective on Paul&apos;: the recent scholarly consensus that the traditional Lutheran interpretation of the Pauline epistles is mistaken, and that Paul&apos;s chief concern is not to contrast Christian salvation by grace with Jewish salvation by works (as, it is argued, the Jewish concept of salvation was itself predominantly one of grace), but to argue that salvation is not just for the From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The city and the book I, II, III, IV : international congresses The City and the Book website makes available the proceedings of a series of congresses which began in 2001. Papers from the first three conferences are online: a fourth conference appears to be scheduled, but at time of writing little information was available about this. The first conference, titled &apos;The Alphabet, the Bible&apos;, surveys the spread of the alphabet and Bible in Europe. The second, &apos;The Manuscript, the Miniature&apos; covers a range of topics connected to the study of manuscripts and their illustrations, including Dante, contemplative women, and Gothic and Renaissan From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


IntraText digital library : bibliotheca religiosa The IntraText Digital Library is building an online library of texts across a range of subject areas. The Library has particular strengths in theology and religion with a fairly substantial number of works relating to the history of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Within Christian theology there are further collections relating to: Biblical studies; patristics; the Orthodox church; monastic life; the reformation; Vatican documents; and Thomas Aquinas. The texts are in a wide range of languages, although major European tongues feature most prominently. Each electronic text includ From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Religious resources on the internet &apos;Religious Resources on the Internet&apos; is a categorized directory of several thousand sites, divided into over three hundred sub-categories. The directory has seventeen top-level category headings, which include: reference; art and images; electronic communities; religious texts; and theology. For a fuller contents list, a hierarchical listing of all categories is also provided on the &apos;Directory&apos; page. The links are well annotated, and navigation is straightforward. There is also a short list of recommended books, focussing on religion and the internet or technology more g From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Baptist library online The Baptist Library Online offers access to a range of important and hard-to-find texts by English and American authors in the Baptist tradition between the 17th and 19th centuries. The primary focus is on General Baptists and the Arminian (that is, free will) theology closely associated with them. Brief biographical information is included about key Baptist leaders whose work appears on the site, and a copy of the 1660 General Baptist Confession of Faith is available. Some texts can be read using a standard web browser, while others are offered as PDF facsimiles of printed editions. Also inc From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Catholic online Catholic online is a website offering information about the Catholic faith, plus related news and other items. The site offers a brief introduction to Catholic belief, plus sections on prayer and aspects of Catholic life. There is a sizeable hagiography (list of saints), although the information given about each saint is very brief, and another section gives information on Catholic beliefs about angels. There is also a substantial archive of articles on issues relevant to modern Catholic life, written chiefly from an American perspective. This is not always the easiest site to navigate: while From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Anglicans online The Anglicans Online website is intended to provide introductory information about, and resources for members of, the Anglican Communion. It offers a brief summary of Anglican belief, including pages on the Book of Common Prayer and the Bible, and provides links for those who would like to know more. There is also a description of typical Anglican churches and services. However, it should be noted that although the site aims to represent the entire Anglican communion, it appears to take more traditional forms of Anglicanism (particularly as practiced in America) as the norm, and does not alway From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Jews and Christians reading the bible : a forum, November 6-7, 2003 &apos;Jews and Christians reading the Bible&apos; is the record of a symposium which took place at Bryn Mawr College in November 2003. The forum took as its starting point the book by David Dawson, &apos;Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity&apos;, using this (and scholars&apos; responses to it) as a springboard into discussion of Jewish and Christian interpretation of sacred texts. In addition to a brief introduction to the subject matter, a copy of the conference program, and information about the participants, the site offers recorded webcasts of two of the presentations From New Humbul Resources on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Teaching and Education News Teaching and Education News is an online journal from the University of Queensland. From EdNA Online on December 30, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


Yonah in iBooks? Rumour has it that Apple may be upgrading ibooks with cutting edge Yonah processors. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on December 30, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


SC: 30/12 Bogus update to MSN Messenger contains malicious virus Malware authors have produced a virus which poses as a test version the latest, as yet unreleased, version of MSN Messenger ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on December 30, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


SC: 30/12 Unpatched Windows flaw can lead to Trojan attack via flawed WMF file We are advised that hackers have created a number of Trojan programs which exploit a new Windows Meta File vulnerability in Windows ... From MCS Safe Computing Bulletins on December 30, 2005 at 7:30 a.m..


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