Toronto School of Theology
|Toronto School of Theology|
|Type||Federated graduate theological college|
|Affiliation||Roman Catholic, Anglican, Reformed, United Church of Canada|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Affiliations||University of Toronto, ATS|
|Website||Toronto School of Theology|
The Toronto School of Theology (TST) is an ecumenical centre for graduate theological education and the largest of its kind in Canada. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the TST comprises seven member colleges in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Reformed traditions, as well as four affiliated institutions attached to smaller denominations. It is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
The school was originally constituted as the Toronto Graduate School of Theological Studies in 1944, in order to promote collaboration around advance degree programs among the theology schools affiliated with the University of Toronto. In 1970 this was further formalised with the establishment of the Toronto School of Theology. Finally, in 1979 a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Toronto made it possible for the member schools to grant conjoint basic and advanced degrees in theology. The Toronto School of Theology's Arms and Flag were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on March 1, 2001. The Greek word ÓYNEPÃOYNTEÓ, which is the School motto, is taken from 2 Corinthians 6.1: “We work together with Him” translates to “Co-worker”.
Members and affiliates
- Emmanuel College, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, (United Church of Canada)
- Wycliffe College, (Evangelical Anglican)
- St. Augustine's Seminary, (Roman Catholic archdiocesan)
- Regis College, (Roman Catholic: Society of Jesus)
- Knox College, (Presbyterian Church in Canada)
- St. Michael's College Faculty of Theology, (Roman Catholic: Basilian Fathers)
- Trinity College Faculty of Divinity, (High Anglican)
There are also five affiliated institutions.
- Institute for Christian Studies (Christian Reformed Church in North America)
- Conrad Grebel University College (Mennonite Church Canada)
- McMaster Divinity College (Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec)
- Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada)
- Huron University College (Anglican Church of Canada)
Combining all the member schools of the TST, 530 courses are offered each year to over 1500 students.
The following programs are offered by one or more of the members of TST:
- Master of Divinity
- Master of Theological Studies
- Master of Religious Education
- Master of Pastoral Studies
- Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality
- Master of Sacred Music
- Master of Arts in Theology
- Master of Theology
- Doctor of Ministry
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Doctor of Theology
Each program is awarded conjointly by the school the student is registered with and the University of Toronto, except for the Master of Arts in Theology and the Doctor of Philosophy, which are awarded by University of St. Michael's College.
Toronto School of Theology libraries
Students have access to the libraries of every member school, including Knox's Caven Library, St. Michael's Kelly Library, Trinity and Wycliffe's John W. Graham Library, and the libraries of Emmanuel College, Regis College, and St. Augustine's Seminary. Students, moreover, have access to the library system of the University of Toronto, including Robarts Library, Canada's largest library and the fourth largest academic library system in North America.
The Toronto Journal of Theology is published semi-annually. It promotes progressive publication of current opinion on the full range of scholarship represented by diverse Christian traditions through the analysis of issues in Biblical Studies, History of Christianity, Systematic and Pastoral Theology, and Christian Ethics and engagement of cross-cultural perspectives in discussing theological issues.
- http://archive.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=207 Arms and Flag
- Association of Research Libraries. "ARL Statistics 2004-05" (PDF). pp. 66–69. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
- University of Toronto Libraries. "Annual Statistics". Retrieved 2007-01-23.
- Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
- Graduate programs in religion
- University of Toronto
- Higher education in Ontario