What is Open Book Religion?

Abilene Christian University received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to digitize and distribute outstanding works of scholarship, republishing them in a format that readers can use on computers, tablets, and mobile phones at no charge. This project is part of the Humanities Open Book program led by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that identifies great books, secures their rights, and makes them available for free, forever, under a Creative Commons license.

With this grant, ACU Press and the ACU Brown Library partnered with the Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS) to produce freely accessible eBooks. The grant will also enable the Press to create the Open Book Religion website to promote this new collection.

All the resources on this site have been peer-reviewed by scholars and using the innovative tools of Manifold, resources on Open Book Religion come to life as new texts that help both in the classroom and online learning contexts.