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Lancaster Theological Seminary

Lancaster, PA
University Website: www.lancasterseminary.edu
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Lancaster Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1825 by members of the German Reformed Church in the United States to provide theological education for prospective clergy and other church leaders. After a failed attempt to open the school in Frederick, MD and another in Harrisburg, PA, the school opened in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on the campus of Dickinson College on March 11, 1825 with a class of five students. Later lectures were held in the "old Reformed Church of Carlisle." At this time the seminary struggled financially and due to the fund raising campaign of James Ross Reily (1788–1884) the seminary was able to relocate to York in 1829. Here attendance averaged between 12-25 students.

In 1836/7 the seminary moved again to Mercersburg, Pennsylvania under the charter of Marshall College. Here the work of such celebrated professors as John Williamson Nevin, Friederich Augustus Rauch, and Philip Schaff gave rise to the "Mercersburg Theology," noted for its historic concerns for worship, sacraments, and Church in its ecumenical expressions.

In 1853 Marshall College moved to Lancaster, PA, consolidating with Franklin College to form Franklin and Marshall College. In 1871, the seminary moved to the campus of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. While viewed as a temporary arrangement, the present site of the seminary was not purchased until 1893. The buildings were completed and occupied in 1894.

For most of its history (109 of its 168 years), LTS was the sole seminary of the Reformed Church in the United States (German Reformed Church). With the formation of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1934, the seminary became one of three seminaries serving that newly united denomination. LTS is currently one of seven seminaries holding full relationship with the UCC, a denomination formed in 1957 by the union of the E&R Church and most of the Congregational Christian Churches. Lancaster Theological Seminary is an official Open and affirming seminary.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $0.00 avg tuition

555 W James St
Lancaster, PA 17603-2897
(717) 393-0654

Apply online Admissions:
www.lancasterseminary.edu
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Areas of Study:

  • Theology And Religious Vocations
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Lancaster Theological Seminary

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other X

Scholarships for Students in Pennsylvania

Name Amount Deadline
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016

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