Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
|Affiliation||Evangelical Free Church of America|
|President||David S. Dockery|
|Address||2065 Half Day Road Deerfield, IL 60015, Deerfield, Illinois, USA|
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is a Christian seminary located in Deerfield, in the U.S. state of Illinois. TEDS is one of the largest seminaries in the world, enrolling more than 1,200 graduate students in professional and academic programs, including more than 150 in its PhD programs. The most popular degree at the school (the Master of Divinity degree or MDiv) prepares pastors, teachers, and missionaries for many kinds of service. The school also offers a range of more focused Master of Arts programs in counseling ministries, Christian thought, New Testament, Old Testament, and other disciplines.
TEDS is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America and is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. It publishes the Trinity Journal.
Trinity International University traces its roots to 1897 when the Swedish Evangelical Free Church began a ten-week Bible course in the basement of a Chicago church. From those humble origins, the school grew significantly in the early 20th century. Then, during the 1960s, the seminary moved to its present Deerfield campus (just north of Chicago). In 1995, Trinity College (located on the same campus), Trinity College at Miami, Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, Calif., and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School were united to form Trinity International University. TEDS also offers degrees through the University's south Chicago regional center as well as extension sites around the U.S.
In his inaugural address in October 2014, Trinity President David S. Dockery called for a fresh commitment to biblical orthodoxy, a historical Christianity shaped by the pattern of Christian truth, and a faithful intercultural, multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and transcontinental evangelicalism that stands or falls on first-order issues.
- Gleason Archer - Former Professor of Old Testament and Semitics 1965-1986
- Barry J. Beitzel - Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic Languages (1976-2016)
- Constantine R. Campbell - Associate Professor of New Testament
- D. A. Carson - New Testament Scholar and Research Professor of New Testament
- Peter T. Cha - Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
- John S. Feinberg - Chair of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology
- Paul D. Feinberg - Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion
- Dana M. Harris - Associate Professor of New Testament
- Murray J. Harris - now Professor Emeritus of New Testament Exegesis and Theology
- James K. Hoffmeier - Egyptologist and professor of Old Testament and ancient near eastern history
- S. Lewis Johnson, Jr. - Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology 1980-1985
- John Warwick Montgomery - Professor of Church History, 1964-1974
- Harold A. Netland - Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies and the Naomi A. Fausch Chair of Missions
- Grant R. Osborne - Professor of New Testament and author of The Hermeneutical Spiral
- David W. Pao - Chair of the New Testament Department and Professor of New Testament
- Clark H. Pinnock - Late Professor of Systematic Theology
- Elizabeth Yao-Hwa Sung - Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
- Tite Tiénou - The Tite Tiénou Chair of Mission and Global Theology, Research Professor of Theology of Mission
- Kevin J. Vanhoozer - Research Professor of Systematic Theology
- John Woodbridge - Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought
- Keith E. Yandell, Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, 2011-
- John F. Ankerberg, host of the "John Ankerberg Show"
- Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.
- Craig Blomberg, New Testament scholar at Denver Seminary
- Elie Buconyori, founder and President of Hope Africa University and Bishop of the free Methodist church in Burundi and Kenya.
- William Lane Craig, apologist and professor of philosophy at Biola University's Talbot School of Theology
- Wilfredo “Choco” de Jesús, pastor of New Life Covenant Church, Chicago, and one of TIME’s 2013 100 Most Influential People.
- W. Kent Fuchs, provost of Cornell University and president of the University of Florida
- Leonard G. Goss, book publisher, author, and editor
- Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the most attended churches in North America
- Walter C. Kaiser, retired president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- Douglas J. Moo, New Testament scholar and theologian
- James MacDonald, popular pastor and speaker
- Scot McKnight, noted blogger, author, and New Testament scholar at Northern Seminary
- James Moore, historian of science at the British Open University and the University of Cambridge, and visiting scholar at Harvard University
- Mark Noll, noted Christian historian, professor of history at The University of Notre Dame
- Michael Young-Suk Oh, Executive Director/CEO of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization
- Cecil R. Richardson, former Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
- John D. Robb, chairman of the International Prayer Council
- Maher Samuel, Egyptian psychiatrist and intellectual
- Lal Senanayake, president, Lanka Bible College, Sri Lanka
- John Senyonyi, vice chancellor, Uganda Christian University
- Jeffrey Neil Steenson, coordinator for Episcopalian priests seeking reception into the Roman Catholic Church
- David Falconer Wells, Distinguished Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- Jim Wallis, author, activist, founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine
- Ravi Zacharias, Christian apologist
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