Welcome to CBE’s Library

Tip: to find an exact phrase or title, enclose it in quotation marks.

In her introduction to Women in a Patriarchal World, Elaine Storkey reminds the reader of the important role that narrative theology has played in “both framing our doctrine and shaping our understanding of faith.”

KEEP READING

Seventeen essays explore how the biblical Miriam, Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene were portrayed in the early Christian era, also touching on Jewish and Muslim interpretations.

KEEP READING

The book lives up to its subtitle, A Provocative Guide. . . . Though it has some value, I do not recommend it without reservation, given her methods of interpretation noted above.

KEEP READING

Pure examines the harmful effects of evangelical Christianity's purity culture with particular emphasis on the long-lasting and outward-rippling effects of shame. Of particular interest to CBE's audience, the book details the ways in which purity culture cooperates with patriarchy and harms women. 

KEEP READING
audioimage

This workshop will consider the pioneering leadership of women on every continent, from the early church to the modern era. 

Listen Now
audioimage

Beyond economics and development, this session develops the title’s theme with a biblical application from the Book of Ruth, incorporating intercultural interpretation and illustrated by stories of Tanzania women. 

Listen Now
audioimage

Fatherhood is a sensitive issue for many Finns. How do we brake free from burdens and enjoy fatherhood? 

Listen Now
audioimage

In this workshop, Jussi Suutari will discuss some verses (e.g. Eph. 5) that were important to him during over his own personal struggle with the Bible. The conflict grew out of hierarchical teachings he was hearing on some verses in Paul's letters, since through his own Bible reading he was seeing the overall egalitarian message of the Bible.

Listen Now
audioimage

This workshop explores how to grow a marriage relationship in which both parties have a voice and decisions are made jointly. 

Listen Now
audioimage

We will get acquainted with the application of the texts addressed in the plenary in current situations. Is the theme still topical? What are the urgent questions emerged in the texts dealing with the condition of women in the church? 

Listen Now