Northern Seminary

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Northern Seminary
AffiliationAmerican Baptist Churches USA

Northern Seminary is a Christian seminary in Lisle, Illinois.


It was founded in 1913 by the Second Baptist Church of Chicago as Northern Baptist Theological Seminary to prepare students for church leadership and it continues to represent a theologically conservative alternative within its association with American Baptist Churches USA (historically the Northern Baptist convention).[1][2] Northern is an evangelical Christian educational institution, affirming the authority of Scripture and emphasizing the importance of fulfilling the mission set forth by Jesus of going forth and spreading the Gospel. It is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

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  1. ^ William H. Brackney, Historical Dictionary of the Baptists, Scarecrow Press, USA, 2009, p. 569
  2. ^ James Leo Garrett, Baptist Theology: A Four-century Study, Mercer University Press, USA, 2009, p. 43

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Coordinates: 41°48′32.8″N 88°3′22.0″W / 41.809111°N 88.056111°W / 41.809111; -88.056111