- Regent College
name = Regent College
established = 1968
president = Rod Wilson
type = Private Theological School
city = flagicon|Canada 5800 University Blvd.,
undergrad = 700 students
affiliations = ATS,
University of British Columbia
publictransit = On a bus route
website = [http://www.regent-college.edu www.regent-college.edu]
Regent College is an international graduate school of Christian Studies, located next to the
campusof the University of British Columbiain the University Endowment Landswest of Vancouver, British Columbia, and is an affiliated college of that university. Not affiliated with a particular religious denomination, Regent Collegeis a transdenominational Evangelical Protestant institutionin its general outlook. It does offer denomination-specific programmes for Baptistand Anglicanstudents. About 700 students are enrolled in full- or part-time studies. Approximately 40% of students are Canadian, another 40% are American, and the remaining 20% come from across the globe. Hong Kong, in fact, is home to more Regent alumni/ae than any other city in the world after Vancouver itself. The school is also popular with students from South East Asia, with many coming from Singapore and Malaysia.
Regent College offers four programs: a Diploma in Christian Studies (DipCS), Master of Christian Studies (MCS), Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM). Concentrations available within these programs include Applied Theology/
Pastoral Ministry; Marriage, Family& Community; Missions & Evangelism; MarketplaceTheology; Old Testament; New Testament; Biblical Studies; Church History; InterdisciplinaryStudies; Christianity & Culture; Christianity & the Arts; Biblical Languages; Spiritual Theology; Theology.
Regent was originally established in
1968specifically to provide graduate theological educationto the laityin addition to training pastors.
Since 1985, Regent College has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), an organization responsible for accrediting theological graduate schools, and the college's MCS, MDiv, and ThM degree programs are approved by the ATS. The last comprehensive evaluation occurred in 2000.
Regent is also known for its innovative and extensive spring and summer school programs. Noted scholars and artists from all over the world have come to teach one- and two-week courses, including Miriam Adeney,
Richard Bauckham, Jeremy Begbie, Timothy Botts, Scott Cairns, Simon Chan, Chee-Pang Choong, Marva Dawn, Stephen Evans, Alan Jacobs, Bruce Kuhn, Tremper Longman, George Marsden, Alister McGrath, Mark Noll, Earl Palmer, Vinoth Ramachandran, Luci Shaw, Alan Torrance, Jeanne Murray Walker, and Ralph Wood.
Retired, Emeritus, and Board of Governors professors include principle founder and spiritual theology pioneer James M. Houston, theologian
J. I. Packer, spiritual theology writer Eugene Peterson, New Testament scholar Gordon Fee, philosopher Paul Helm, marketplace ministry advocate R. Paul Stevens, church historian John B. Toews, and Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke. Dr. Rod J.K. Wilsonis the current president. Current well-known faculty include theologian and historian John G. Stackhouse, Jr.; Old Testament professors Iain W. Provan and V. Philips Long; literature professor and popular writer Maxine Hancock; historian D. Bruce Hindmarsh; preacher Darrell Johnson; and New Testament professor Rikk E. Watts. Past faculty members include Carl Armerding, Klaus Bockmuehl, Bill Dumbrell, W. Ward Gasque, Michael Green, Michael Griffiths, Irving Hexham, Larry Hurtado, John Nolland, and Clark Pinnock.
Well-known graduates include spiritual theology author Mark Buchanan, Oxford University professors Markus Bockmuehl and Nigel Biggar, Valparaiso University professor Ronald Rittgers, "Mystery of Marriage" author Mike Mason and Eastern University professor and provost Christopher A. Hall.
Regent College publishes [http://www.regent-college.edu/crux/ "Crux: A Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought and Opinion"] .
Buildings and Features
Regent College has shared a library and other resources with
Carey Theological College. Because of this relationship, Stanley Grenztaught Regent College courses for many years before his untimely death in 2005. The John Richard Allison Library (formerly the Regent Carey Library) is the busiest theological library in North America in terms of annual transactions, and houses the joint collections of Regent College and Carey Theological College. Between 2005 and 2007 the College building underwent extensive renovations, the centrepiece of which is a much expanded new library space over twice the size of the previous library.
The Regent College Bookstore is a located at Regent College and is the largest theological bookstore in Canada, with an extensive catalogue of audio and video resources.
Technically, the University of British Columbia and Regent College are located in the unincorporated community known as the
University Endowment Lands.
Regent College is not associated with
Regent Universityin Virginia.
Vancouver School of Theology
University Endowment Lands
University of British Columbia
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* [http://www.regent-college.edu/ Official web site]
* [http://www.regentpublishing.com/ Regent College Publishing]
* [http://www.regentbookstore.com/ Regent Bookstore]
* [http://www.regentaudio.com/ Regent Audio]
* [http://www.regentbookstore.com/radio/ Regent Radio]
* [http://allisonlibrary.regent-college.edu/ John Richard Allison Library]
* [http://www.careycentre.com/ Carey Theological College]
* [http://www.ats.edu/member_schools/regentre.asp Regent College's ATS accreditation status]
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