Research Tips for Unfamiliar Topics

My friend Steve Weaver is a pastor, blogger, doctoral student in church history, and works with the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at Southern Seminary. He has written a helpful post titled “Research Tips for Unfamiliar Topics,” which gives some good advice to seminarians and other researchers who need to write on a subject about which they know virtually nothing. Many readers well know that this frequently happens to students in church history and Baptist history classes. I hope you find Steve’s suggestions fruitful when you have to write that next paper on Radbertus’ doctrine of communion, Gottschalk’s views of the extent of the atonement, Thomas Grantham’s understanding of the Trinity, or Elhanan Winchester’s ideas about universal restoration.