Garrett–Evangelical Theological Seminary
|Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary|
|Motto||To Know God in Christ and, through preparing spiritual leaders, to help others know God in Christ.|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist Church|
|President||Philip A. Amerson|
|Dean||Lallene J. Rector|
|Location||Evanston, Illinois, USA
Founded in 1853 through the liberality of Mrs. Eliza Garrett, Garrett-Evangelical is on the campus of Northwestern University and continues many associations with the university. The seminary offers a number of masters and doctoral-level degree programs in theology and is actively engaged in outreach to congregations focusing in the Midwest but with influence around the world. The school was a pioneer institution in preparing women for ministry. The Chicago Training School for Home and Foreign Missions for women was merged into Garrett Biblical Institute in 1930. Dr. Georgia Harkness was the first woman to hold the post of professor of theology at any seminary in the United States. The Center for the Church and the Black Experience was one of the earliest centers focusing on ministry and the African American experience.
G-ETS was formed in 1974 when the Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston merged with the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Illinois (both U. M. schools). The merged school occupied the Garrett campus.
- Edsel Albert Ammons (B.D., 1956) - a Bishop of the United Methodist Church
- Hobart Baumann Amstutz (B.D.) - a Bishop of The Methodist Church
- William H. Bernhardt - Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Theology and Ethics at Iliff School of Theology (1929–1964)
- James Hal Cone (M.Div.) - Father of Black Liberation Theology
- Richard P. Davis (M.T.S., 1992; M.T.S., 1996) - Poet
- Don Wendell Holter (B.D., 1930) - a Bishop of the United Methodist Church
- Jonathan D. Keaton (M.Div., 1971; S.T.D., 1979) - a Bishop of the United Methodist Church
- David J. Lawson (B.D., 1959) - a Bishop of the United Methodist Church
- George McGovern (No degree, 1946) - Historian, Politician, and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate
- J. Gordon Melton (M.Div., 1968) - a research specialist in religion and New Religious Movements
- Lloyd John Ogilvie (M.Theology) - Presbyterian minister, author, and former Chaplain of the United States Senate
- John S. Stamm (graduate of Evangelical Theological Seminary-Naperville, Illinois [E.T.S.]) - Bishop of the Evangelical Church
- John McKendree Springer (B.D. from Garrett Biblical Institute, 1901) - pioneering Methodist missionary in Africa and bishop
- Emilie Townes (Ph.D. from joint Garrett-Evangelical and Northwestern University program (1989) - Leading Womanist Ethicist
- Bruce R. Ough (M.Div., 1978) - a Bishop of the United Methodist Church
- Henry C. Schadeberg (B.D., 1941) - politician
- James Zwerg - a freedom rider before attending seminary
- Distinguished alumni/ae identified by the seminary include John Kurewa, Lyle Schaller, Bishop Rueben Philip Job, Bishop Donald Ott, Bishop Sharon Rader, Myron McCoy (President of St. Paul School of Theology, Dr. John Wesley Kurawa, Bishop Beverly J. Shamana, Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer, Bishop Jesse DeWitt, Howard Clinebell, the Rev. Sanford Brown, and Dr. Abraham Vereide.
- Edsel Albert Ammons - Professor, 1968–76
- Wayne K. Clymer - Professor of Pastoral Care, 1946–57; Dean, 1957–67; President, 1967-72 (all at Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, Illinois); Bishop of the United Methodist Church (1972-)
- Don Wendell Holter - Professor of Church History and Missions (1949–58); then Founding President of St. Paul School of Theology
- Jonathan D. Keaton - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Communications, Ethics and Society, and Church and the Black Experience (1970's at Garrett and Garrett-Evangelical)
- John S. Stamm - Professor of Systematic Theology at E.T.S. (1919–26)
- Helmer Ringgren
- Georgia Harkness
- Rosemary Radford Ruether—Liberal Catholic & Feminist Scholar
- "Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary". International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU). Retrieved 2007-07-20.
- "About Us". Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Retrieved 2012 May 31.
- Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Garrett Biblical Institute". Encyclopedia Americana.
- Keller, Rosemary Skinner, "Conversions and Their Consequences: Women's Ministry and Leadership in the United Methodist Tradition" in Catherine Wessinger, Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership, South Carolina University Press, 1996, pp. 101-123.
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