Libraries of the Cambridge Theological Federation

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Federation Libraries

Our students also have use of ten more libraries within the Cambridge Theological Federation (CTF), giving them access to:

  • Over 100,000 printed volumes
  • Over 60 current journals
  • Special denominational collections
  • Over 380,300 full texted e-journal articles

Click on the CTF members below for an overview of each library’s holdings and special collections. For information, see the Libraries page on the Federation website.

Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

Non-western world mission and Church histories, contextual theologies, church leader biographies, church engagement with local culture and response to indigenous needs, local faiths, politics. Evangelical mission movement and biographies from this era, development of ecumenical movement, changing denominational mission involvement and theologies of mission, ecotheology, dialogue and pluralism.

Collections:

  • St Augustine Library mission studies collection
  • Archives of missionary papers, photographs, pamphlets, newspapers, recordings, slides, microfilm
Eastern Region Ministry Course

Eastern Region Ministry Course

The collection consists of reading list material for ERMC courses, approximately 4,000 titles. Most of these are catalogued on the University of Cambridge’s iDiscover Library Search.

Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

Small collection of monographs tracing the interchange between science and religion; monographs, reports and papers by Faraday Institute research staff (past and present).

Reference collection of the International Society for Science and Religion Library Project published by Columbia University Press (housed by arrangement in the Woolf Institute Library).

Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies

Material related to the Orthodox Christian Church (reference only) including Liturgics, Iconography, History of the Orthodox Church, Ecumenism, Church Dialogue, Byzantine Studies (Music & Aesthetics), Monastic Studies, Psychotherapy.

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

Material related to the Roman Catholic Church, Vatican documents, Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales documents.

Special collections:

  • Donations from the libraries of Professor Emeritus Nicholas Lash (including a special collection of works on Cardinal Newman)
  • Dr Lavinia Byrne
  • Dr John Patchmyer (books on iconography)
Wesley House

Wesley House

Methodist collection. Study and Theology of Religions, Sociology of Religion, Ethics, Early Church History, Pastoral Studies.

Westcott House

Westcott House

Material related to the Church of England and Anglo-Catholicism, Roman Catholicism including the Catholic Reformation, Liberation Theology, Philosophy of Religion, Medieval Church History, Liturgy, Sacraments.

Special collections:

  • Brooke Ross Westcott collection
  • B. K. Cunningham collection
Westfield House

Westfield House

Theological writing including, but not limited to, texts with a Lutheran focus. The collection includes seminal works in both English and German, a small number of which cannot be found in any other Cambridge library.

Holdings have recently expanded to reflect Westfield House’s increasing focus on Liberal Arts, including subjects such as English literature, philosophy and Christianity and the arts.

Westminster College

Westminster College

Special Collections:

  • Elias Library of hymnology
  • Hebrew fragments from Cario Genizeh bought and given to the College by Mrs Lewis and Mrs Gibson
  • Letters of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon
  • Reformed Studies Library. Cheshunt Collection
  • United Reformed Church History Society Library
Woolf Institute Library

Woolf Institute Library

Material related to Jewish, Christian, Muslim studies and relations between the Abrahamic religions; Holocaust; Biblical and Quranic texts; Talmud, Biblical commentaries; historical background; socio-political studies; philosophy; mysticism; spirituality; the Arts.

Special Collections:

  • Brill Encyclopedia of Islam
  • Encyclopedia Judaica
  • Small archive tracing the history of the Institute (in process)
Student in the Ridley library