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    Drew University
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Theological School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

A Message from the Dean


Welcome to Drew University Theological School, a community of scholars, ministers, and activists that for nearly 150 years has been training rooted, innovative, and courageous leaders for service to the Church, the academy, and society.  We are a diverse and open community that dares to pursue the love, wisdom, and justice at the heart of the transformative gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Theological School is proudly grounded in the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition of bold ideas that impact people’s lives for the good. We believe that when ancient wisdom is in lively engagement with contemporary challenges great things are possible.

The next generation of faith leaders need imagination and courage to constructively engage the challenges and opportunities of our age. We’ve built this into our way of doing things. No matter your degree program, a Drew Theological School education includes interdisciplinary courses that demand out of the box thinking, apprenticeship training that addresses real world issues, and alternative modes of learning that promote adaptability and innovation.

Drew is a place where you discern your call, find your voice, and respond to the needs of the world. Drew faculty are leaders at the intersection of theology, philosophy, ministry, social action, community development, psychology, spirituality, and culture. Our graduates lead major religious, educational, and cultural institutions, as well as movements of social change around the globe.

I wish you a warm welcome to this vibrant community!

Sincerely,
Javier A. Viera
Dean and Professor of Pastoral Theology