How can I find out about emerging scholarship in the study of early Christianity?
A good place to find current articles is the ATLA Religion Database.
The latest three to five years of most journals in JSTOR are unavailable, so it is not a very good choice for learning about the newest scholarship in a field.
The ATLA Religion Database adds human-generated keywords to describe the general subject of each article; JSTOR's article citations do not. In the ATLA Religion Database, for example, you may search for information about Paul and ethics as subject words, and easily find hundreds of citations with the most recent articles at the top, although your search words do not literally appear as a phrase in the text. This type of search simply cannot be done in JSTOR.
Another tool for current awareness, is the New Testament Abstracts. Although it is available online, you might enjoy browsing the printed version which was created to help NT scholars keep current in their field.
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