City Seminary of Sacramento

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City Seminary of Sacramento is a conservative, evangelical seminary in Sacramento, California.[1]

History[edit]

Established in 2000, it offers a seminary education to students from a variety of denominational backgrounds.[1] It is dedicated to the philosophy that "no student called to the preaching ministry should be denied an education for financial reasons." Since its founding, the seminary has raised private funding to supply all scholarship requests, and as a matter of policy, forbids students to go into debt to pay for tuition.[2]

The faculty are all from either the Reformed Church in the United States or the Presbyterian Church in America. The student body is drawn largely from among the Sacramento area's minority communities and caters especially to older working students with families that cannot afford to leave their employment and travel to a distant seminary.[1]

City Seminary grants undergraduate divinity, as well as Master of Divinity degrees.[1] This does not mean the state 'accredits' the seminary's degree programs, nor has the seminary sought secular accreditation. The curriculum is a classical Reformed studies program that emphasizes proficiency in Greek and Hebrew, with a strong emphasis on presuppositional apologetics and biblical inerrancy.[3] Either men or women may enroll in most classes and programs, but the Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity degree are awarded only to men for theological reasons.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "New seminary a wish come true. No need to travel for degree". Sacramento Bee. November 27, 2000. Retrieved 2011-04-11. "City Seminary of Sacramento which is nondenominational offers master's degrees in divinity and theological studies and limited undergraduate divinity ..." 
  2. ^ http://pressreleases.religionnews.com/2013/07/08/city-seminary-makes-it-official-no-student-debt/
  3. ^ http://cityseminary.org/index.php/about/theological-position
  4. ^ "Non-discrimination policy". City Seminary website. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 38°32′10″N 121°29′31″W / 38.536°N 121.492°W / 38.536; -121.492