Biblical Theological Seminary

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Biblical Theological Seminary
Biblical Theological Seminary logo.jpg
Motto Following Jesus into the world.
Established 1971
Type Private, Nonprofit, Christian
President Frank A. James, III
Students 300
Location Hatfield, PA, Pennsylvania, United States
Campus Hatfield, PA & Philadelphia, PA
Colors Blue & Gold
Affiliations Middle States Commission on Higher Education Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
Website www.biblical.edu

Biblical Theological Seminary is located in Hatfield, PA, in the United States. Biblical is an interdenominational graduate school of theology known for its missional emphasis. The seminary is located in suburban Philadelphia at the former Hatfield High School campus.

History[edit]

Biblical Seminary began operation in 1971 as the Biblical School of Theology through the shared vision of Dr. Allan A. MacRae, a former president of Faith Theological Seminary, and Dr. Jack W. Murray, president of Bible Evangelism, Inc..[1] Dr. MacRae and his colleagues became the founding faculty and classes began meeting in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. In 1974 the seminary was granted authority by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to grant degrees and in 1978 the name was changed to Biblical Theological Seminary.

Dr. Frank A. James, III was inaugurated as Biblical's fourth president in 2013.[2] Dr. James previously served as provost of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and president of Reformed Theological Seminary prior to that.

Academics[edit]

The seminary received regional accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1990 [1] and from the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada in 1996 [2].

The seminary offers the Master of Arts (M.A.), M.A. in Counseling, M.A. in Ministry, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees.[3] Certificate programs are also offered,[4] as well as online courses.[5] Biblical also offers an Advanced Cultural Studies program that offers classes on the English language, cultural issues, and theological terms.[6]

In addition to the school's regular full-time and part-time faculty, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight served as a visiting professor during the 2006-07 academic term.

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Coordinates: 40°16′54″N 75°18′14″W / 40.2816°N 75.3038°W / 40.2816; -75.3038