Ever a Vision: A Brief History of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1959-2009

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Oct 29, 2009 - Religion - 252 pages
Ever a Vision narrates the fifty-year history of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Donald McKim expertly tells the seminary s story, from its first days after the consolidation of its two predecessors Western Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary of the United Presbyterian Church in North America through today. / McKim describes the tensions encountered in bringing together these two different faculties from denominations which, though both Presbyterian, represented different theological emphases. He recounts the seminary s growth, its struggles, its various curricula and presidents, and examines the concerns and activities of its students through these five decades. Finally, he chronicles the latest chapter of the seminary s development in which its financial condition has been strengthened, its curriculum stabilized, and its vision for the future sharpened.
 

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Contents

Two Presbyterian Traditions 17941958
1
Two Become One 19581959
11
New Beginnings 19591962
21
Expansion and Change 19621970
35
The Round Table 19711978
75
Transition and the Search for Excellence 19792006
151
Forming PastorTheologians 20062009
225
Ever a Vision
233
Strategic Plan for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 2008
235
Historical Roll of Professors
243
Deans of the Faculty
246
Board of Directors
248
Index of Names
250
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Donald K. McKim is executive editor for theology and reference at Westminster John Knox Press. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin, Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters, and Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers.

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