Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Encyclopedia Puritannica Project

The Encyclopedia Puritannica Project sounds like an exciting project:
The Encyclopedia Puritannica Project (EPP) is an inter-denominational federation of Christians who are committed to the orthodox truths of Scripture. We believe these truths to be well understood, articulated, and applied by the Puritans and other Reformed teachers—both past and present. Many of their works have been forgotten by the modern church and have thus become practically inaccessible. It is our desire to see these works, among the best in the history of Christendom, go forth to the nations once again. This project, begun in 1998, is dedicated to the accomplishment of this task.

In the early 1990s, after the advent of the scanner and OCR software, it became possible to convert printed material to computer text with relative ease. In 1998, EPP began to harness these technologies in order to produce quality digital texts from Puritan and Reformed books. Our long-term goal is to make every public domain, Puritan book available as digital text.

EPP puts a strong emphasis on textual quality. To ensure faithfulness to the original source, we usually proofread our digital text back to the printed book several times. We also refrain from editing or modernizing the text, other than correcting obvious printing errors and standardizing such things as Bible references and dates. We desire to leave the text just as it was printed.

To God be the glory, forever and ever!"
(HT: H.C. Ross)