- Saint Paul School of Theology
Saint Paul School of Theology is a school of higher learning in
Kansas City, Missouri.
Saint Paul School of Theology was one of two schools authorized by the 1956 General Conference of the Methodist Church. Due to the shortage of Methodist pastors in the Midwest, Kansas City was selected as the location. The seminary was chartered in 1958, and the first group of fifty students began classes in 1959.
Today, Saint Paul is one of thirteen seminaries of the United Methodist Church. Degree Programs include Master of Divinity, M.A. Theology, M.A. Specialized Ministry, and Doctor of Ministry. Although many students live on campus, still others in the Master of Divinity program commute to school and hold various ministry positions throughout Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, along with a few other states. Saint Paul students and faculty are committed to their spiritual life and dedicated to making a difference in their communities through practical theology and mission activity.
Saint Paul's theology is perhaps best described as moderate relative to the overall body of views and lifestyles that encompass the United Methodist Church in the USA. In the 1970s and 1980's, figures on the faculty such as
Eugene Lowry, Tex Sample, Lindsey Pherigo, and John Swomleyplaced the school on the leading edge of theological involvement in social equality and higher criticism of Scripture and theology.
James M. Brandt, Historical Theology
Pamela D. Couture, Academic Dean, Practical Theology Young-Ho Chun, Systematic Theology Mike Graves, Homiletics L. Shannon Jung, Town & Country Ministries
Hal Knight, Wesleyan Studies
Kristen Kvam, Theology
Tom Haverly (visiting professor), Old Testament
Jeanne M. Hoeft, Pastoral Care
Nancy R. Howell, Philosophy of Religion
Sr. Nonna Verna Harrison, Historical theology, Spirituality
Israel Kamudzandu, New Testament
Robert K. Martin, Church Leadership, Practical Theology
Sondra H. Matthaei, Christian Religious Education
A.F. "Fritz" Mutti, Bishop-in-Residence
Douglas F. Powe, Jr., Evangelism
Claire A. Smith, Youth Ministry
Susan Marie Smith, Preaching & Worship
Logan S. Wright, Theological Bibliography, Hebrew, Library Director
Harold C. Washington, Old Testament, Hebrew
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