Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology

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Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology
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Established 1926; 91 years ago (1926)
Administrative staff
40 professors
Students 300
Website SanktGeorgen
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The Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology (German: Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen) is an academic seminary in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

As of early 2013, the institution had around 40 teaching staff members and 360 students, both male and female. Out of these, 130 were pursuing post-graduate studies. 30 seminarians for the dioceses of Limburg, Hamburg, Osnabrück and Hildesheim, and 20 post-graduate students from all over the world were living in the interdiocesan major seminary, studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood. The school offers a 10-semester Magister in Catholic Theology and a 6-semester Bachelor in Philosophy. Post-graduate students may earn the degrees of Licenciate (Lic. theol.), Doctorate (Dr. theol., Ph.D.), or Habilitation (Dr. theol. habil.). Additional interdisciplinary programs are also offered.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1926 by the Society of Jesus, initially to train priests for the Diocese of Limburg. Until 1951 the school was exclusively a seminary, training priest candidates for other German dioceses as well.

The school acquired a Jesuit theological faculty in 1951. From this point until 1975 the school included two parallel institutions: the Philosophical-Theological Academy, for priest candidates, and the Theological Faculty for Jesuit students.

In 1976 the school began admitting lay theology students, and these quickly formed the majority of students.

Notable graduates include Cardinal Friedrich Wetter, the Salvadoran theologian Jon Sobrino, and Muslim theologian Farid Esack. Alfred Delp, a resistance fighter during the Nazi era, also graduated at Sankt Georgen. In 1986, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, since 13 March 2013 Pope Francis, spent a few months at the Sankt Georgen PTH to consult with professors on a dissertation project, however he has not further pursued the project.[1]

In 2009 the Institute for World Church and Mission (IWM) (German: Institut für Weltkirche und Mission) was founded. A student initiative of it is the 2010 founded Student Initiative Rahel (SIR) which supports in a cooperation with the OVC project of the Ethiopian Catholic Eparchy of Adigrat with scholarship youths - mostly young women - in Adigrat in the north Of Ethiopia, who are disadvantaged for various reasons, and accompanies them financially and ideally[2] during their studies at a university or their education. It is largely funded by donations.[3]

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See also[edit]

Munich School of Philosophy

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bergoglio studierte einst in Frankfurt am Main (=Bergoglio once studied in Frankfurt am Main)" (in German). Die Welt. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  2. ^ Judith Breunig; Madeleine Helbig; Claudia Berg; Stefanie Matulla; Magdalena Strauch; Marita Wagner; Benedikt Winkler (June 2015). "Rahel - Ein Bildungsprojekt für Adigrat - Festschrift der Studierendeninitiative – Ein Blick durch die Zeit: 2010–2015 (=Rahel - An education project for Adigrat - Festschrift of the initiative by students - A view through the years: 2010-2015)" (in German). Rahel-Bildungsprojekt (=Student Initiative Rahel) (SIR) / Institut für Weltkirche und Mission (=Institute for World Church and Mission) (IWM). 
  3. ^ Stefanie Matulla (June 2015). "Aktionen: Wo kommt das Geld eigentlich her? (=Actions: Where does the money come from?) in: Rahel - Ein Bildungsprojekt für Adigrat - Festschrift der Studierendeninitiative – Ein Blick durch die Zeit: 2010–2015 (=Rahel - An education project for Adigrat - Festschrift of the initiative by students - A view through the years: 2010-2015)" (in German). Rahel-Bildungsprojekt (=Student Initiative Rahel) (SIR) / Institut für Weltkirche und Mission (=Institute for World Church and Mission) (IWM): 10–11. 

Coordinates: 50°05′55″N 8°42′43″E / 50.09848°N 8.712°E / 50.09848; 8.712