(Living Church) Beeson Divinity School offers courses in Anglican Studies

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Beeson Divinity School has joined the ranks of non-Episcopal seminaries that offer credits in Anglican studies. Beeson, an interdenominational seminary founded in 1988, is one of eight schools of Samford University, a Southern Baptist school in Birmingham.

In its fall semester Beeson launched a Certificate of Anglican Studies for students pursuing a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in theological studies. The 15-credit program requires one course in doctrine and ethics with an Anglican focus; two practicums (normally completed in Anglican congregations); and two Anglican-themed electives.

The certificate program is taking root as more of Beeson’s 160 full-time students are becoming Anglicans during graduate school, said Graham Cole, Anglican professor of divinity, who directs the program.

Read it all but before you do guess the percentage of Beeson's student body who claim to be Anglican (no fair peeking).

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Posted January 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. CSeitz-ACI wrote:

There are over 25 students at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas (Westminster Philadelphia in origin) who self-identify as Anglican. Dallas Theological Seminary also sends many students in the Anglican direction (one of the DTS founders, the Anglican Griffith Thomas, would be surprised). As TEC declines the Canterbury Trail is hot all the same. The number 1 competitor of a TEC seminary (including TSM and Nashotah) is a non-TEC seminary.

January 8, 7:39 pm | [comment link]
2. Katherine wrote:

20%!  Wow.

January 9, 10:37 am | [comment link]
3. Capt. Father Warren wrote:

TEC was grossly mistaken to think that God had given them the perpetual exclusive franchise of Anglicanism in North America.

January 9, 11:04 am | [comment link]
4. KevinBabb wrote:

@#1—Father, I think that you intentionally left us hanging as to that number 1 competitor with TEC seminaries.  I am going to guess Fuller, although I would think that Gordon-Conwell is also a strong competitor. So which is it?

January 10, 6:18 pm | [comment link]
5. CSeitz-ACI wrote:

Hi #4, I didn’t mean ‘a’ seminary as in one in particular. I believe the statistic is that over 55% of all new ordinands in TEC did not attend one of the TEC seminaries (including TSM and NH). I don’t know which of the non-TEC seminaries is in the lead. I doubt it is Fuller (their new President was in Dallas the past days).

January 10, 6:50 pm | [comment link]
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