Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
|Affiliation||Evangelical Free Church of America|
|President||David S. Dockery|
|Location||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
- D. A. Carson - New Testament scholar and research professor of New Testament
- John S. Feinberg - chair of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology
- Paul D. Feinberg - professor of systematic theology and philosophy of religion
- James K. Hoffmeier - Egyptologist and professor of Old Testament and ancient near eastern history
- 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
- Kevin J. Vanhoozer - Research Professor of Systematic Theology
- S. Lewis Johnson, Jr. - Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology 1980-1985
- Keith E. Yandell, Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, 2011-
- Murray J. Harris - now professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis and theology
- 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
- W. Kent Fuchs - provost of Cornell University and president of the University of Florida
- 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
- Mark Noll, noted Christian historian, professor of history at The University of Notre Dame
- John D. Robb, chairman of the International Prayer Council
- Jeffrey Neil Steenson, coordinator for Episcopalian priests seeking conversion to Roman Catholicism
- 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