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THEOLOGICAL 
SEMI NARY 



Decatur, Georgia 
1993-1994 Catalog 



COLUMBIA 
THEOLOGICAL 
SEMI NARY 

701 Columbia Drive 

Box 520 

Decatur, Georgia 30031 

Nonprofit Organization 

U.S. postage paid 

at Decatur, Georgia 30031-0520 

Columbia Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools 
in the United States and Canada and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools to award Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master 
of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Sacred Theology degrees. 

The regulations, requirements, and general information included in this catalog are 
official for the 1993-94 academic year but are subject to revision at any time. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Welcome 


1 


Columbia Seminary - Statement of Mission, History, and Location 


3 


Admissions Information 


8 


Academic Information 


11 


Basic Degrees 


11 


Center for Theological Studies in Florida 


15 


Advanced Degrees 


17 


Continuing Education 


22 


Lay Institute of Faith and Life 


23 


Center for Asian Ministries 


24 


Theology, Media, and the Church Program 


24 


Related Academic Programs 


24 


Special Emphases 


27 


Support Facilities 


30 


Curriculum and Courses 


33 


Biblical Area 


35 


Historical Doctrinal Area 


42 


Practical Theology Area 


51 


Supervised Ministry 


66 


Academic Notes 


70 


Awards and Scholarships 


75 


Student Information 


79 


Student Organizations and Activities 


85 


Support of Columbia 


87 


Board of Directors 


88 


Administration 


90 


Faculty 


93 


Students 


103 


Calendar 


146 


Index 


148 



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Welcome to Columbia 
Theological Seminary 

A seminary rich in both tradition and vision. 

For more than 165 years, Columbia Seminary has equipped men and 
women for ministry in the Church of Jesus Christ, and today we remain 
on the cutting edge of theological education. Informed by the Biblical and 
Reformed traditions and empowered by a commitment to the world-wide 
church, Columbia eagerly embraces the challenges of a new century. 

Our journey together is shaped by: 

• profound commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; 

• a superb faculty of 32 men and women of academic excellence, 
pastoral concern, and wide ecclesiastical experience; 

• a dynamic student body composed of 630 students from 21 coun- 
tries and a variety of backgrounds, ages, denominations, and careers; 

• a curriculum designed to prepare leaders of highest quality for 
service in the church. Included are "cutting edge" programs in theology 
and media, international studies, clinical pastoral education, evangelism, 
and spiritual formation; 

• a top-quality continuing education program, helping ministers 
and laity to keep growing in their understanding of the faith and increasing 
their competence in ministry; 

• a first-class administrative team, committed to excellence in pro- 
viding support for the teaching ministry of the seminary. 

Because Columbia is only minutes away from downtown Atlanta, 
a city of growing international importance and home of the 1996 Summer 



Olympics, students enjoy a wealth of ministry opportunities — from tutor- 
ing inner-city youth to working with international students, homeless min- 
istries, or the nationally acclaimed Atlanta Project on behalf of the 
economically disadvantaged. 

As you review this catalog and visit our campus, I'm confident you 
will catch a glimpse of what makes Columbia unique — and why it is such 
an exciting place to pursue theological education. A warm welcome and a 
stimulating challenge await you. 



Qx^t/&Xiu- 



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Douglas W. Oldenburg 
President 




COLUMBIA SEMINARY 

STATEMENT OF MISSION 

Columbia Theological Seminary is 

an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a 
community of theological inquiry 
and formation for ministry 
in the service of the Church 
of Jesus Christ. 

At Columbia, people of faith seek to witness 
to God's creative power, 
redemptive action, 
transforming justice 
and reconciling love, 
in a pluralistic society and 
interdependent world. 

We understand Christian faith to include 
worship of God, 
faithfulness to Jesus Christ, 
cultivation of the mind, 
disciplines of the Christian life, 
ministries of proclamation, nurture, 

compassion, and justice 
expression of faith through the arts, 
and participation in the life of the Church. 

Our special mission in the service of the Church, 
and especially the Presbyterian Church (USA), is 
to educate women and men for leadership 

in ordained and lay ministries; 
to offer first degree, graduate degree, 

and continuing education programs; 
and to provide theological resources 
for the denomination, 
for the ecumenical church, 
and for persons with a variety of 
theological concerns. 

Because we are an education institution, 
our calling is 

to prepare persons to lead congregations 

in worship, witness, mission, and service; 
to pursue learning that joins 

mind and heart; 
to develop personal and professional skills 
for leadership in the church; 



to learn 

from the world-wide Church, 
from education, the arts, politics, 

economics, and science, 
and from those outside the centers 
of power and influence; 
to consider critically from the perspective 
of the Christian faith, 

ideological, technical, and scientific assumptions 

— including our own — 
about the human situation. 

Because we are a confessional community of the Church, we 
live under the authority of Jesus Christ 
as witnessed to 
in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, 
in the Church throughout the ages, 
and in the Reformed tradition and 
its confessions; 
affirm the worship of God as a vital and 
central feature of our life together, 
and celebrate the goodness of God 
in all creation; 
believe in Christ's lordship over the 

whole world; 
articulate an evangelical understanding 
of life rooted in the rule 
of God's justice and love; 
listen with openness 

to voices of hopelessness and hope 
around and within us; 
acknowledge our own brokenness 

and need for redemption; 
commit ourselves 

to diversity and inclusivity, 
to ecumenicity, 

and to discerning the ongoing manifestations of 
God's presence in human affairs; 
nurture a personal and corporate faith 
which takes responsibility 
for our choices 

amid the political realities, 

the social institutions, 

and the global context 

in which we live. 

In carrying out our mission, 

we seek to be faithful to the gospel, 
and to become a living expression of 
the Body of Christ in the world. 



HISTORY 

The first permanent location of the seminary was in Columbia, South 
Carolina, in 1828, a principal cultural, intellectual, and population center 
of the Southeast. 

The first idea of a theological school for the South was planted by the 
Presbytery of Hopewell (Georgia) as early as 1817, but it was not until 1824 
that a constitution for "The Classical, Scientific, and Theological Institution 
of the South" was adopted by the Presbytery of South Carolina, and the 
members of the presbytery were authorized to act as the Board of Trustees 
for that institution. 

In 1827 the Board recommended to the Synod that the constitution be 
altered to make the institution solely a theological seminary. (There had 
been great opposition to the proposed literary department being in com- 
petition with the College of South Carolina.) The official name of the sem- 
inary became The Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina 
and Georgia; it soon became known as Columbia Theological Seminary — 
a name which was accepted as permanent in 1925. The revised constitution 
was adopted by the synod in 1828, and it was resolved to get the seminary 
into operation immediately. 

The Reverend Thomas Goulding, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in 
Lexington, Georgia, was elected the first Professor of Theology in December 
of 1828, and he gathered five students for instruction in the manse. Follow- 
ing completion of arrangements in Columbia, South Carolina, they moved 
to a campus there in January of 1830. 

That same year, the Reverend George Howe, a New Englander, was 
elected by the synod as instructor in languages. The following year he 
became Professor of Biblical Literature, and, shortly, librarian, overseeing 
the growth of the seminary's library from the original 300 books collected 
by the presbyteries in 1829 to more than 3,000 by 1836. Dr. Howe also 
organized the first curriculum for the seminary, apparently modeling it 
after those of Princeton Seminary and Andover Theological Seminary. He 
served nearly 50 years until his death in 1883. 

In 1857 the Synod of Alabama adopted the seminary as "our own, plac- 
ing its name among those of the institutions which we call 'ours/ and which 
we are to cherish and care for, support, help, and encourage as our own." 
Florida (as part of the Synod of South Georgia and Florida) joined in 1884, 
with Mississippi completing the five-synod structure in 1925. 

Among the buildings on the Columbia campus was the little chapel — 
formerly a carriage house — where Woodrow Wilson was to be "reborn 
for eternity," and where the Book of Church Order (Presbyterian Church U.S.) 
was written. 

By the 1920s, the population of the Southeast — and of Presbyterians 
in the area — was shifting, and the centers of influence were moving with 



it. Atlanta had been a transportation center since the 1880s, and was de- 
veloping as a commercial, industrial, and also an educational and cultural 
center. Certain Atlanta Presbyterians and leaders of the seminary were 
convinced of the city's leadership of the New South and its advantages for 
the seminary — and of the seminary for the city. In 1924, the Board of 
Directors agreed (after two previous refusals in 1887 and 1904), and the 
decision was made to move to Atlanta, if a campaign for the new facilities 
and endowment could be successfully completed in the Synod of Georgia. 
Launched in 1925, the campaign had a goal of $500,000 which was promptly 
subscribed. In that success the cooperation of the city's 14,193 Presbyterians 
in the 74 churches played the determining part. 

The move of the seminary from Columbia, South Carolina, to Decatur, 
Georgia, was guided by Richard T. Gillespie, who served as president from 
1925 to 1930. He provided the leadership which led to the development of 
the new facilities. 

In 1927 the seminary transferred its Columbia traditions and ministry, 
its students and faculty, and its books and equipment to a 57-acre Decatur, 
Georgia, site on the outskirts of Atlanta, joining Candler School of Theology 
and another 11 of the current 23 institutions of higher education in the 
greater Atlanta area. 

The early years in Decatur were difficult ones for Columbia. For a time, 
especially with the coming of the Great Depression, the future of the in- 
stitution seemed uncertain. In 1932, however, Dr. J. McDowell Richards 
was elected president. Under his able leadership, the seminary experienced 
its greatest growth. The endowment was increased by over five million 
dollars. The present library, Richards Center, Florida Hall, three student 
apartment buildings, and 13 faculty homes were built. The faculty was 
increased from six to 21 full-time members, and the student body quad- 
rupled. Following President Richards' retirement, Dr. C. Benton Kline 
served as president from 1971 until the end of 1975, when he resigned to 
return to active teaching. Dr. J. Davison Philips, pastor of the Decatur Pres- 
byterian Church, assumed the presidency on January 1, 1976, and retired 
exactly 11 years later. 

Until June 1983 Columbia Seminary was an instrument of the Presby- 
terian Church U.S. but with special relationship to the Synods of Florida, 
Mid-South and Southeast. The Plan of Government, under which the semi- 
nary operates, defines the rights and responsibilities of both the seminary 
and the synods. In June 1983 Columbia became a seminary in the reunited 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its synod ties are with the synods of South 
Atlantic and Living Waters. 

On January 1, 1987, Douglas Oldenburg, pastor of the Covenant Pres- 
byterian Church in Charlotte, NC, became the seventh president. 



LOCATION 

Columbia Seminary is situated on a gently-rolling, wooded site in sub- 
urban Atlanta. On its spacious 57-acre campus are Campbell Hall, the 
school's academic and administrative center, as well as the library, student 
center, dormitories, apartments, faculty homes, and recreational facilities. 
A continuing education center was completed early in 1989. 

Nearby are two stations (Decatur and Avondale) of the metropolitan 
area's rapid transit system, MART A, which serves as a gateway to the sights 
and sounds of the capital city of the Southeast and site of 1996 Olympics. 
Atlanta offers Columbia's students a variety of cultural, artistic, intellectual 
and athletic opportunities. 

The seminary's setting also provides a wide range of opportunities for 
participation in the ongoing life of the church. The Presbytery of Greater 
Atlanta is composed of 116 congregations with more than 46,000 members. 

Finally, the metropolitan area functions as an invaluable learning lab- 
oratory for the seminary community. It offers students a broad range of 
options for contextual learning as well as supervised ministry and clinical 
pastoral education placements. 




ADMISSIONS 
INFORMATION 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE FOR REGULAR DEGREE STUDENTS 

Students desiring admission to basic degree programs or special pro- 
grams should request an application from the Office of Admissions. In 
addition to the completed application form, a student must furnish tran- 
scripts, references, and a letter of endorsement from one's home church. 
Test scores from the Graduate Record Examinations General Test may also 
be requested. An interview with a member of the Admissions Committee 
is required. This interview is best done on campus. 

Students admitted to the seminary will be provided a health form to be 
filled out by a physician and an application for seminary housing. 

Certain students are required to have a reading knowledge of Greek. 
(See page 70 for details.) Such students who request permission to begin 
without the Greek requirement can only be admitted by action of the fac- 
ulty, or, in special cases, by the Admissions Committee in consultation with 
the Dean of Faculty. 

Students desiring admission to an advanced degree program may se- 
cure applications from the Office of Advanced Studies. Ordinarily, a basic 
divinity degree is required for entrance into the Master of Theology, the 
Doctor of Ministry, or the Doctor of Sacred Theology programs. 

Specific admissions requirements for each degree are found below in 
the Academic Information Section. 

SPECIAL, UNCLASSIFIED, AND OCCASIONAL STUDENTS 

Students meeting requirements for admission to the basic degree pro- 
gram but not wishing to work toward a degree may be admitted as special 
students to take courses for credit. Their program of study must be ap- 
proved by the Dean of Faculty. 

Students who do not meet admissions requirements may be admitted 
for a period of up to one academic year as an Unclassified student. 

Occasional students may be admitted by the Dean of Faculty to take 
courses of particular interest if prerequisites for each course are satisfied. 
Course selection must be approved by the Dean of Faculty. 

AUDITORS 

Regular students, spouses of students, and other members of the com- 
munity are invited to audit courses, with the permission of the instructor 
and as space is available. Registration as an auditor must be made through 
the Office of the Registrar. 



TRANSFER STUDENTS 

Students in good standing in other accredited seminaries may be ad- 
mitted after transcripts have been evaluated and their applications ap- 
proved by the Admissions Committee. These students must secure a letter 
from the dean indicating that they are students in good standing. Transfer 
students into the M.Div. program are required to spend a minimum of 
three 14-week regular load semesters in residence. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

All international students are expected to have the written recommen- 
dation of their denomination. A statement of the student's plans for future 
work in the student's home country is required, as is a statement of avail- 
able finances for their study. Normally, international students are accepted 
only for graduate work beyond the M.Div. level. Students whose native 
language is not English must include, with the regular application data, 
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. (See below.) 
Application should be made to the Director of International Theological 
Education. 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 

All U.S. students (citizens or with permanent resident visas) for whom 
English is a second language must take the TOEFL exam before admission 
and enrollment for credit. Those seeking admission must score at least 550 
and those wishing to take courses as Occasional students for credit must 
score at least 500. Students who score close to these levels may take courses 
for credit for one semester but must retake and meet the required level 
before further work will be allowed. Students may audit courses as Occa- 
sional students without taking the TOEFL. 

International students for whom English is a second language and who 
are applying for admission to a degree program must have a score of 500 
on the TOEFL before admission and enrollment for credit. Those interna- 
tionals coming on special scholarships for a non-degree course of study at 
Columbia will be evaluated by the International Theological Education 
Committee for English proficiency to match the nature of their study at 
Columbia. 

Students needing additional proficiency in English will be encouraged 
to take courses in English as a second language in the Atlanta area. 

CONFERENCES FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS 

Columbia Seminary sponsors two conferences on ministry each spring 
and fall. During these conferences, men and women from any denomina- 
tion who are exploring their call to ministry are invited to attend classes, 
meet in faculty homes, talk with students, staff and faculty, and worship 



with the seminary community. All persons who are considering the pos- 
sibility of a church vocation, whether college students or those currently 
engaged in other careers, are invited to participate in the conference of 
their choice. The dates for this year's conferences are November 5-7, 1993, 
and February 25-27, 1994. For further information, write to the Director of 
Admissions, Columbia Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. 




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ACADEMIC INFORMATION 

Columbia offers courses of study leading to both basic and advanced 
degrees. The Master of Divinity is the basic professional degree. The Master 
of Arts in Theological Studies is also a basic theological degree, but academic 
rather than professional in orientation. The advanced degrees are the Mas- 
ter of Theology, the Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Sacred Theology. 
Men and women from all denominations are eligible to apply for any of 
these degrees. 



BASIC DEGREES 



Admission 



Admission to the basic degree programs at Columbia Seminary usually 
requires a four-year degree from an accredited university or college of arts 
and sciences, or its equivalent. Students without four years of pre-seminary 
preparation are not eligible to earn degrees at the seminary except by spe- 
cial action of the faculty. When requested to do so by presbyteries of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Columbia may accept students without a uni- 
versity or college degree for a special course of study. 

A major in one of the liberal arts fields is most helpful as preparation 
for theological studies. Basic courses in philosophy, European and Ameri- 
can history, psychology, sociology, and English grammar and literature 
form the foundation for seminary studies. Students with inadequate back- 
grounds in these areas may be required to take remedial work or select 
particular electives within the seminary curriculum. 

Students entering Columbia Theological Seminary are required by the 
seminary's Plan of Government to take the pledge given below. The use 
of such a pledge was begun at Princeton Seminary around 1817 and con- 
tinues, in some form, in most American Presbyterian seminaries. 

In reliance on God's grace, I promise that as long as I am a student at 
Columbia Theological Seminary, I will be a diligent student and a responsible 
member of the seminary community as I seek to grow in academic excellence, 
spiritual maturity and Christian discipleship in preparation for the service of 
God in the Church of Jesus Christ for the sake of its mission to the world. 

MASTER OF DIVINITY DEGREE 

Students admitted to the Master of Divinity degree program choose 
either a three component (year) program or a four component (year) pro- 
gram with an intern year leading to the Master of Divinity degree. The first 
two components of both involve a common program. The academic courses 
and supervised ministry in these initial components are designed to assist 
the student in developing intellectual tools and professional skills to begin 



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the practice of ministry. At the end of the second component, students, 
together with their peers and faculty, engage in a process of professional 
evaluation. 

Students pursuing the three component Master of Divinity degree move 
directly to the final component. Students in the four component program 
proceed to two further components, the first of which includes a twelve- 
month period of supervised ministry in an approved setting. The final, on- 
campus component involves, in addition to academic course work, a sem- 
inar enabling students to reflect on their period of supervised ministry. 

The term "components" is used rather than "years" since the amount 
of time a student takes to complete the component may be more or less 
than an academic year. The A and B components represent the initial com- 
mon program for the first professional degrees. The C component follows 
the mid-course assessment and represents the final stage leading to the 
Master of Divinity degree. For students in the four component program, 
the D component designates the 12-month period of supervised ministry, 
and the final component is the C on-campus component. 

Requirements for the M.Div. Degree 

1. There must be on file with the seminary a complete and official 
transcript of credits showing graduation with a bachelor's degree from an 
accredited university or college of liberal arts and sciences, or its equivalent, 
as well as a completed health form and standardized test results. 

2. The student will be tested for and must achieve competency in 
writing and speech. 

3. The student must be admitted to degree candidacy at the end of 
the B component. To qualify for candidacy, the student must be engaged 
in or have satisfied all the academic and supervised ministry requirements 
for the A and B components (as outlined on page 14) together with enough 
electives to total 74 credits. The overall grade average must be C + or better. 

4. The candidate must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of 
the C component (as outlined on page 14) with a total of 104 credits, not 
counting Greek language credits. 

5. The overall grade point average must be 2.3 or better. 

6. The student must pass an approved Bible content exam and a stand- 
ard English test; test fees are the responsibility of the student. 

7. The student must be in residence for at least six long semesters 
(excluding transfer students) and in the last semester must be registered 
for at least ten hours. (Exception to this policy can be granted only by 
faculty vote on a written request made to the Dean of Faculty.) 

8. The faculty must be satisfied that the candidate shall have sustained 
a sound moral and religious character in seminary life and gives promise 
of useful service in the ministry or other church vocations. 



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9. All bills to the seminary must be paid and assurance given that all 
open accounts in the community and elsewhere have been satisfied. Stu- 
dents with education loans must agree to make prompt and regular pay- 
ments. 

Mid-Course Assessment 

Admission to the C Component emerges from the mid-course assess- 
ment and must be approved by the faculty. The mid-course assessment is 
a major review of the student's potential for ministry that occurs after the 
completion of the major requirements of the A and B components. This 
assessment is usually scheduled in the spring term of the B component. 
Detailed guidelines for the assessment process are given to the student well 
in advance, including criteria, data to be considered, composition of the 
assessment committee, intent of the interview, and possible recommenda- 
tions to the faculty which might ensue. 

Every M.Div. degree student must meet the mid-course assessment re- 
quirement. A student seeking ordination shall have established a working 
relationship with the appropriate ecclesiastical body in order to be eligible 
for an assessment. 

At the mid-course assessment, among other issues, questions of personal 
and professional growth shall be addressed, and any recommendations or 
stipulations arising from this will be reviewed by the faculty prior to award- 
ing the M.Div. degree. 

Awarding the Master of Divinity Degree 

The seminary's Plan of Government requires that students whom the 
faculty recommends to the Board of Directors for the M.Div. degree "shall 
have sustained a sound moral and religious character in their seminary 
life." The recommendation of students to the Board implies that, to the 
best of its knowledge, the faculty considers them to be such persons. 

The permanent file of an M.Div. candidate who is not seeking ordina- 
tion at the time of graduation shall contain a statement to that effect. 

Certified Minister of Christian Education 

A student in the M.Div. program can take Christian education courses 
which will lead to certification as a minister of Christian education. Stu- 
dents interested in this specialty should see the Dean of Faculty. 



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MASTER OF DIVINITY CURRICULUM 



a cor 


4PONENT 






Summer 




Credits 


Winter 


B021 


Essentials of Greek 


6 




Fall 




Credits 


Spring 


B141 


Old Testament Survey 


3 


B154 


B153 


New Testament Exegesis 


2 


B161 


HD121 


Church History 


5 


HD122 


P112 


The Church's Ministry— 




HD181 




An Introduction 


3 






Elective 


2 


P151 



Elective 



New Testament Exegesis 
New Testament Survey 
Church History 
Church and Contemporary 

Society 
Worship and Preaching 



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Credits 

3 

Credits 

2 
3 
4 

3 

4 

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B COMPONENT 



Summer 




Credits 


Winter 




Credits 


SM210 


Supervised Ministry 


6 


HD241 


Alternative Context 
for Ministry 


4 


Fall 




Credits 


Spring 




Credits 


B222 

HD233 

P222 


Hebrew 

Christian Theology 

Educational Ministry 


4 
3 
3 


B233 

HD234 

HD272 


Old Testament Exegesis 
Christian Theology 
Christian Ethics 


3 
4 
3 


P232 


Ministry to Persons 
(with praxis) 


5 


P281 


Church & Ministry 
Elective 


3 
2 



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P232 Ministry to Persons may be taken in the Spring Semester. 
HD272 Christian Ethics may be taken in the Fall Semester. 

MID-COURSE ASSESSMENT 



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Prior to completion of the B component, a mid-course assessment is held for each student. 
This is a major review of the student's potential for ministry and results in recommendations 
for further work at the B component level or admission to the C or D component. 

C COMPONENT 



Summer 




Credits 


Winter 




Credits 




Free time or independent study 




Elective 




3 


Fall 




Credits 


Spring 




Credits 


B373 
P382 
1373 


Biblical Theology, Old Testament 
The Practice of Ministry 
Evangelism and Mission 
Electives 


3 
3 
2 
6 


B374 


Biblical Theology, 
New Testament 
Electives 


3 
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14 



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A required 2 credit preaching course must be taken in fall or spring. 

The Master of Divinity degree requires 104 credits, plus Greek (6). A student must take at least 3 elective 
credits in each of the three areas of the curriculum. 



D COMPONENT - optional 



This component is an optional intern year. For more information, see page 



12. 



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MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES 

The purpose of this two year flexible degree program is to provide 
theological studies for those exploring career options, preparing for doc- 
toral studies, church leadership positions, or specialized forms of lay min- 
istry, or for those investigating the relationships between a profession and 
theological issues or faith and the modern world. This program is not de- 
signed to prepare persons for the practice of ordained ministry, though it 
may be useful for those already ordained in traditions that do not require 
seminary. 

Students, after consultation with the Director of the MATS Program and 
prior to the completion of 24 degree credits, select one of the following 
five fields of specialization: Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, 
Church History, Ethics. A faculty advisor from the area of specialization is 
assigned by the Director for consultation in the selection of courses and 
the required Independent Study in the specialization, which includes a 
major paper. Proficiency in Hebrew or Greek is a requirement for the Old 
Testament or New Testament specialization. 

General Requirements for the MA. in Theological Studies Degree 

1. Students must earn a total of 48 credits. Included shall be the MATS 
Seminar, at least one basic course in three of the five fields of specialization; 
an additional course in two of the five fields, a minimum of five courses 
in the chosen field of specialization and three courses in a cognate field. 
Other course requirements may be established by the Area in which the 
specialization falls. No more than three Practical Theology Area courses 
may be counted as electives in the degree program. 

2. Students must successfully complete a three or more credit inde- 
pendent study in the field of specialization. The purpose of the Independ- 
ent Study and the research paper is to provide students with the 
opportunity to explore in depth a critical issue in the field and to bring 
analytical and constructive skills to bear on the issue. Following the reading 
of the paper, the student and the advisor will discuss the paper. 

3. All work must be completed within five years from the date of 
admission. 

Details of the program are available from the Director of the Master of 
Arts in Theological Studies Program, Columbia Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, 
Georgia 30031-0520. 

CENTER FOR THEOLOGICAL STUDIES IN FLORIDA 

Established in 1990 as an extension program of the seminary, the center 
offers required and elective courses for students in the Master of Divinity 
and Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree programs. Non-degree 
students may choose to receive credit for courses by registering for Occa- 
sional student status. Persons may also enroll as auditors. 



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Currently the center is jointly sponsored by Columbia Theological Sem- 
inary and Eden Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Church of 
Christ, in St. Louis. Four courses are offered each fall and spring semester 
on the campus of Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. Classes are ordinarily 
offered on evenings and weekends. 

In order to complete degree requirements, an M.Div. student must com- 
plete a minimum of three long semesters in residence on the Decatur cam- 
pus; an M.A.T.S. student a minimum of two. 

For further information, write or call the Director of the Center for 
Theological Studies in Florida, 400 S. Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 
32792, 407/647-1947. 




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ADVANCED DEGREES 

Columbia offers three programs leading to advanced degrees. Each 
builds on the M.Div. degree and, in the case of the D.Min. and S.T.D. 
programs, also on necessary ministry experience which has ensued since 
the reception of the M.Div. degree. 

In addition to the resources of the faculty and library on Columbia's 
campus, graduate students are expected to draw upon the resources of the 
Atlanta area. The S.T.D. and D.Min. programs are administered by the 
Graduate Professional Studies Committee of the Atlanta Theological As- 
sociation, which coordinates and augments the resources of Candler School 
of Theology of Emory University, the Interdenominational Theological 
Center, Columbia, Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC, and Lu- 
theran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Th.M. degree stu- 
dents may also include in their program studies at these other seminaries. 

The resources of the Atlanta community are also available to Columbia 
graduate students. Accredited programs of clinical pastoral education and 
pastoral counseling are available in many settings. The Urban Training 
Organization of Atlanta provides resources in the area of urban problems 
and urban ministries. Numerous national and regional offices of denomi- 
national and interdenominational agencies are located in Atlanta. Other 
educational opportunities are available at Emory University, Georgia State 
University, and colleges in the area. 

Students must submit to the Advanced Degrees Committee for approval 
a written statement of the topic and proposal for research, together with 
the names of the faculty members serving on the dissertation/thesis com- 
mittee. This must be submitted no later than the November meeting of the 
Advanced Degrees Committee in the academic year in which the student 
anticipates graduation. The topic and proposal must be previously ap- 
proved by the dissertation/thesis committee. 

For students desiring to graduate in any advanced degree program at 
the spring commencement, March 1 is the deadline for provisional approval 
of the thesis or dissertation by the project committee, and April 15 is the 
deadline for final completion of the project. 



MASTER OF THEOLOGY 

The Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree program has three purposes: 
for advanced study in an area of ministry, especially by persons in pastoral 
ministry; as preparation for entering teaching or as a step toward a Ph.D.; 
and as preparation for a specialization in ministry (pastoral counseling, for 
example). 



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Admission 

Application for admission to the Th.M. program is made through the 
office of the Director of Advanced Studies. The M.Div. degree from an 
accredited seminary or divinity school, or its academic equivalent, is re- 
quired. In certain cases a Master of Arts or a Master of Theological Studies 
degree in the appropriate area may be accepted as a prerequisite and ad- 
ditional preparatory work may be required. Ordinarily, a B average in an 
applicant's college and seminary program is considered a minimum stand- 
ard for admission. Except for the Th.M. in pastoral counseling, a knowledge 
of both the Hebrew and Greek languages is prerequisite for the program. 
If an applicant's M.Div. course required less than these two languages, the 
student may substitute an approved language for one of the Biblical lan- 
guages. 

Requirements for the Degree 

In order to qualify for the Th.M. degree, a student must complete the 
following within five years (six years for Pastoral Counseling): 

1. at least 24 semester credits of academic work at the advanced level 
(courses numbered in the 600' s) with grades that average not less than B. 
This academic work shall involve at least 15 hours taken through regular 
residential courses at Columbia Seminary. 

2. an acceptable thesis, which shall constitute six additional credits. 

3. an oral examination, which shall be given after the thesis has been 
completed. 

Concentration 

Each student will concentrate in one of the following areas: 

1. Biblical studies 

2. Historical-doctrinal studies 

3. Practical Theology studies 

At least 12 course credits must be taken in the area of concentration. 
Within that area at least nine credits, in addition to the six credits for the 
thesis, must be taken in a chosen field (i.e., Old Testament or theology or 
evangelism). At least six course credits must be taken outside the area of 
concentration in one or both of the other areas. 

All course credit must be in 600 or 700 level courses. However, up to 
three credits of lower level course work may be counted if there is prior 
approval by the thesis committee (if appointed) or the Director of Advanced 
Studies and the Dean of Faculty. 



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Pastoral Counseling Specialization 

A student concentrating in pastoral studies may elect the field of pas- 
toral care or may elect a specialization in pastoral counseling. The begin- 
ning of the latter program requires the successful completion of a non- 
credit intern year in an institution accredited by the Association for Clinical 
Pastoral Education. 

The normal curriculum for students in the pastoral counseling special- 
ization involves two years of participation in a pastoral counseling practi- 
cum at an Atlantic area training center accredited by the American 
Association of Pastoral Counselors. During that time in the practicum, the 
student will also take the four-course core curriculum designed for Th.M. 
and S.T.D. students. The supervision provided by the practicum allows the 
student to apply for membership in the American Association of Pastoral 
Counselors. The six credits from the practicum (P638) may be applied to 
the required 24 credits of academic work. 

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY 

The Doctor of Ministry degree program for the working minister has 
been established by the schools participating in the Atlanta Theological 
Association. The program has been designed to continue the education of 
persons for their practice of ministry in the church and in related institu- 
tional settings. It provides an advanced, yet flexible, education for those 
whose vocation as servants of people and servants of Jesus Christ implies 
their further disciplined reflection upon, and possibly their further spe- 
cialization within, their own ministry. 

Students apply for admission in a particular school of the Atlanta The- 
ological Association but may take advanced courses in any ATA school. 

Admission 

Each applicant should hold an M.Div. or equivalent degree from an 
accredited seminary or divinity school, with a superior academic record 
and/or superior professional performance, and should have at least one 
year, preferably three or more, of professional experience since receiving 
the basic degree. 

Each applicant must submit a personal statement of not more than ten 
double-spaced pages giving biographical data, academic and ministry 
achievements, interests, goals, and personal purposes for the D.Min. pro- 
gram that illustrate continued development. 

Advanced standing on the basis of post-M.Div. courses in other pro- 
grams will be determined by the Dean of Faculty. 

Program of Study 

Although it may be spread over a period up to four years, the program 
of study requires participation in the equivalent of more than a full year 
of academic and clinical courses. The doctoral project is executed after the 



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completion of these courses and usually as part of the ongoing professional 
work of the minister. 

Thirty-six semester credits are required, distributed as follows: 

Six credits for the core seminar in contemporary ministry and career 
assessment; 

Six credits for an approved ministry-under-supervision experience 
equivalent to approximately 400 hours; 

Eighteen credits of advanced courses; 

Six credits for the doctoral project. 

To assist both personal development and also course and project plan- 
ning, each student secures a faculty adviser and a doctoral committee. After 
completion of course work and before the execution of the doctoral project, 
the student will take an examination covering a range of subjects desig- 
nated by his or her doctoral committee. 

For further information and application forms, write to Director of Ad- 
vanced Studies, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, Georgia 
30031-0520. 

DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY IN PASTORAL COUNSELING 

This degree is offered through the Atlantic Theological Association by 
Columbia Theological Seminary, the Candler School of Theology, and the 
Interdenominational Theological Center. The program of study is con- 
ducted under the direction of the S.T.D. Committee of the Atlanta Theo- 
logical Association. The S.T.D. Committee has responsibility for approving 
admission to the program, establishing curriculum offerings, and certifying 
candidates for the awarding of the degree. Students may register for 
courses at any of the ATA seminaries. 

Aims of the Program 

The purpose of the Doctor of Sacred Theology in pastoral counseling is 
to prepare clergy to serve as pastoral counselors in a local church or on the 
staff of a community counseling center, to serve as consultants to other 
clergy, and to offer training in pastoral care and counseling. The program 
is designed to prepare persons for the specialized ministry of pastoral coun- 
seling at a doctoral level of competence and for membership at the Fellow 
level in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. The degree is 
intended to be an equivalent of the Ph.D. but is designed for those whose 
interest in pastoral counseling is primarily professional and theological. 

Program of Study 

The studies included within the program will help the student gain an 
advanced understanding of appropriate theological and theoretical con- 
cepts; learn under qualified supervision the application of these concepts 



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in pastoral counseling and how to promote professional integration of the- 
ory and skills in both pastoral counseling and pastoral guidance; and design 
and execute a research project appropriate to the student's professional 
practice which will give evidence of creative ability to contribute to this 
aspect of pastoral counseling. 



Course Work and Practicum 

In carrying out this program, which should not exceed six years, the 
student must enroll for a minimum of 36 semester hours of academic course 
work and 18 semester hours of clinical supervision through the Pastoral 
Counseling Practicum. 

Core Seminars (three credits per semester: ATA463; ATA471; ATA473; 
ATA475) are required in the first four semesters of studies. The student 
ordinarily enters the pastoral counseling practicum when entering the pro- 
gram of studies and continues in the practicum for four consecutive se- 
mesters. One of the student's Qualifying Examinations, the Performance 
Exam in the practice of pastoral counseling, is taken after the student's four 
semesters in the practicum. The clinical setting for supervision is the Pas- 
toral Counseling Service of the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care. 

Each student admitted to the program shall have one member of the 
pastoral counseling faculty as advisor. 

Qualifying Examinations 

Upon completion of 48 credits with a B average, the student may apply 
to take the Comprehensive Examination, which tests the student's com- 
petence in both the content and performance of pastoral counseling. The 
content areas in which the student will be examined include: 

a) Theology, with the foci upon theological method and pastoral the- 
ology; 

b) Psychology, including theories of personality and development, psy- 
chodynamics of behavior and religious experience, and theories of 
counseling and psychotherapy; 

c) Pastoral care, including the history of pastoral care, ministerial role, 
guidance at the passage points of life, ministry in crisis situations, 
and referrals; 

d) social and cultural studies which pertain to pastoral counseling; 

e) an area of the student's choice usually related to the dissertation. 
The student will prepare a paper for an oral exam by members of 
the pastoral counseling faculty. 



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Dissertation 

Following satisfactory performance in the Qualifying Examination, the 
student will then engage in an approved research project and write a dis- 
sertation. 

The dissertation carries 6 credits and completes the 54 credits required 
in this program. 

Professional Certification 

Applicants must hold the Master of Divinity or equivalent degree with 
a superior academic record from an accredited institution and must have 
had post-seminary professional experience in which significant learning 
and professional promise were evident. In addition, applicants must have 
significant experience in ministry (approximately three years' full-time em- 
ployment after completion of the first theological degree) and in clinical 
pastoral education (usually four consecutive units). 

The admission process includes: 

a) an assessment of applicant's academic grades and professional per- 
formance, 

b) a statement of purpose, 

c) references and other materials supplied with the application, 

d) a personal interview with the director of the program, and 

e) one or more personal interviews with the pastoral counseling faculty 
and appropriate officers of the school to which application is being 
made. 

The deadline for receipt of all application material is February 15 of the 
year for which fall semester admission is requested. 

A student who, though otherwise acceptable, has not had courses in 
personality development and pastoral care equivalent to those taught in 
the participating seminaries of the ATA, must take these courses without 
credit during the first year of residence. 

Application forms and further general information about the S.T.D. in 
Pastoral Counseling program may be obtained from: Director of S.T.D. Pro- 
gram, or from the Director of Advanced Studies, Columbia Theological 
Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, Georgia 30031-0520. 



CONTINUING EDUCATION 

Continuing education opportunities for ministers and church profes- 
sionals are a vital part of Columbia Seminary. These non-credit events are 
essential to spiritual, academic, and professional growth. Several different 
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1. Large, established, on-campus events offer a variety of courses, to- 
gether with daily chapel services. The major events are the Summer 
Session, held the first two full weeks in July, and the January Sem- 
inars for Ministers early in January. The Columbia Forum is a third 
continuing education event. 

2. Throughout the year, small events, centered around one activity 
or subject, are held both on and off campus. Examples are a week 
spent in work and dialogue at Koinonia and Habitat for Humanity, 
contemplative weeks at retreat centers for men and women, a sem- 
inar on religion and the arts, and retreat style "conversations" with 
outstanding religious leaders in the new continuing education cen- 
ter on campus. 

3. Overseas travel/study trips are a regular part of the continuing 
education program. In 1993 the scheduled trips are a week in Ja- 
maica at the United Theological College and a travel/study tour in 
Greece and Turkey to visit sites of New Testament history. 

4. Individual study is available to ministers who wish to spend time 
on the campus, working in the library and consulting with a faculty 
member. The Director of Continuing Education will make arrange- 
ments for this kind of on-campus directed study. 

5. Directed readings on particular subjects provide "at-home" contin- 
uing education. A list of subjects is available from the continuing 
education office. Once the subject is selected, books will be sent on 
that subject from the seminary library. The reading lists are de- 
signed by faculty members from Columbia, Union Theological Sem- 
inary in Virginia, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. 

6. The Accomplishment in Continuing Education program (ACE), a 
structured program of continuing education, offers a special certif- 
icate marking the completion of 32 hours of continuing education 
with readings and papers. 

A calendar of events for 1993-94 is available upon request. For more in- 
formation on continuing education opportunities, write the Director of Con- 
tinuing Education, Columbia Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. 



LAY INSTITUTE OF FAITH AND LIFE 

Columbia Seminary established the Lay Institute of Faith and Life in 
1987 to equip laity for ministry in the church and in the world. The institute 
offers a variety of courses, seminars, retreats, and workshops. All are de- 
signed to help Christian lay people become better theologians and more 
faithful followers of Christ in all of life — home, work place, church, com- 
munity, world. 

Among the ongoing programs at the Lay Institute are Lay Schools of 
Bible and Theology offered at the seminary during the fall and winter. 
Courses offered include biblical studies, theology, church history, ethics, 
and spiritual formation. The institute also offers courses taught in lay 



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schools and other formats to presbyteries and congregations. For more 
information about the institute and its programs, write to the Lay Institute 
of Faith and Life, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 
30031. 



CENTER FOR ASIAN MINISTRIES 

The Center for Asian Ministries at Columbia Seminary, in cooperation 
with the Presbyterian Church (USA) Synods of South Atlantic and Living 
Waters, serves as liaison to Korean-American churches and their presby- 
teries within the bounds of the synods. 

The center provides and exchanges both academic and practical theo- 
logical education with the churches of the Pacific Rim. The center provides 
valuable educational opportunities: continuing education, leadership train- 
ing, church school teachers' training, Asian Christian spirituality and evan- 
gelism, Asian theologians' seminar, ministry in multicultural contexts, and 
a bilingual D.Min. program for Korean-Americans. For more information, 
write to the Center for Asian Ministries, Columbia Theological Seminary, 
Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. 



THEOLOGY, MEDIA, AND THE CHURCH PROGRAM 

Established in 1991, the program encourages creative theological reflec- 
tion on the media's role in the church and in society. A number of courses 
and seminars are offered which examine the theological and cultural impact 
of the media. 

In addition, Columbia has added new production facilities which allow 
for training in basic production skills. For more information, contact the 
Theology, Media, and the Church Program, Columbia Theological Semi- 
nary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. 



RELATED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 

In addition to Basic and Advanced Degree Studies and the programs 
listed above, Columbia Seminary offers a wide variety of academic oppor- 
tunities. Some of these are in relationships with other educational institu- 
tions; others are special emphases of Columbia. 

ATLANTA THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 

Through the Atlanta Theological Association (ATA), Columbia enjoys 
academic and professional affiliations with Candler School of Theology, 
Erskine Theological Seminary, Interdenominational Theological Center, Lu- 
theran Theological Southern Seminary, Georgia Association for Pastoral 
Care, and Urban Training Organization of Atlanta. The association devel- 
ops and coordinates educational programs and resources of these member 



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institutions, which include approximately 1,600 students, 100 faculty, and 
a combined library collection of 600,000 volumes. (Students and scholars 
also have access to the holdings of 16 libraries in the Atlanta- Athens area 
which comprise the University Center of Georgia.) Among significant and 
promising cooperative endeavors, in addition to the Doctor of Sacred The- 
ology and Doctor of Ministry degree programs, are cross registration, shar- 
ing of faculty, library and lectureship resources, interseminary courses and 
experimental programs in various academic disciplines and professional 
specializations. 

UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GEORGIA 

Columbia Seminary is a founding institution of the metropolitan Atlanta 
consortium of institutions of higher education, called the University Center 
of Georgia (UCG). The institutions included are Agnes Scott College, At- 
lanta College of Art, Atlanta University Center, Columbia Theological Sem- 
inary, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State 
University, Kennesaw College, Mercer University Atlanta, Oglethorpe Uni- 
versity, Southern Technical Institute, and the University of Georgia. 

The areas of cooperation are broad and provide the student with ex- 
ceptional opportunities across a spectrum of disciplines from science to art. 

CROSS-REGISTRATION AT AREA SCHOOLS 

Columbia students may cross-register for courses at schools which be- 
long to either the Atlanta Theological Association (Candler School of The- 
ology, Erskine Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Southern 
Seminary, or Interdenominational Theological Center) or the University 
Center of Georgia (Agnes Scott College, Atlanta College of Art, Clark At- 
lanta University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Geor- 
gia State University, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, 
Interdenominational Theological Center, Kennesaw State College, Mercer 
University-Atlanta, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, 
Morris Brown College, Oglethorpe University, Southern College of Tech- 
nology, Spelman College, or University of Georgia). Forms for cross regis- 
tration are available in the Registrar's office at each school. 

Students may cross-register for a course on a space-available basis. A 
student may cross-register for a maximum of two courses per term, and 
the combined load may not exceed the full-time allowable load on the home 
campus. Students register and pay regular tuition and fees to the home 
institution. 

CROSS-REGISTRATION AT THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 

A policy of reciprocal cross-registration at the 11 theological institutions 
of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is designed to strengthen the theological 
education of persons preparing for ministry in the denomination. This pol- 
icy permits Presbyterian students registered in master's degree programs 



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to take courses at any of the other institutions without payment of addi- 
tional tuition. Tuition for a course is charged at the home school. 

Additional information is available in the Registrar's Office. 

CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION 

Clinical pastoral education is a first-hand learning experience under 
certified supervision which provides theological students and pastors with 
opportunities for intensive study of pastoral relationships and which seeks 
to make clear in understanding and practice the resources, methods, and 
meanings of the Christian faith as expressed through pastoral care. Colum- 
bia's membership in the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education means 
that its students will be given priority of choice in institutions elected, 
especially those listed within the Southeast. 

APPALACHIAN MINISTRIES EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER 

Columbia Seminary is a member of AMERC, which provides specialized 
training for students interested in ministry in the Appalachian Church and 
other missional settings, with particular attention to small town and rural 
congregations. Through its educational programs — summer courses and a 
January travel seminar — AMERC provides students with opportunities to 
learn about the Appalachian region, its people and history, its culture and 
religion, and its needs and issues for ministry. Students study models for 
ministry currently in use and those expected to be more effective in the 
future. During the summer course, in addition to the concentrated aca- 
demic program, students are assigned to field placement sites as partici- 
pant-observers. 

Information about AMERC programs is available through the Office of 
Supervised Ministry. 

THE MIDEAST SEMINAR 

A summer travel seminar is sponsored jointly by Columbia Theological 
Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, consisting of a three-week 
study trip to Israel, Jordan, and Greece. The program, subsidized by a 
private foundation, is directed by Dr. Max Miller, Professor of Old Testa- 
ment Studies at Candler. It is limited to 20 participants — five students from 
each of the schools plus five lay persons selected from positions of lead- 
ership in the Southeast. 

The program has two purposes: to provide an in-depth study tour of 
the area which stands at the center of our Biblical heritage and which plays 
such a crucial role in current international affairs; to provide a situation in 
which the leaders of tomorrow's church can get to know each other today 
and develop close bonds of understanding and friendship. At the same 
time there is opportunity for extended interchange between the students 



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preparing for professional careers in the church and lay persons who are 
already playing key roles in business and community affairs. Professor 
David Moessner is Columbia's representative for the program. 

NATIONAL CAPITAL SEMESTER FOR SEMINARIANS 

Columbia Seminary is a participating institution in the National Capital 
Semester for Seminarians, organized by Wesley Theological Seminary, 
Washington, DC. The program provides an opportunity for seminary stu- 
dents to spend a semester in Washington for study and involvement in the 
processes of government and the concerns of the churches. The design 
includes an interaction/reflection seminar, supervised study, and the op- 
portunity to elect other courses in Washington institutions. For information, 
see the Dean of Faculty. 

URBAN TRAINING ORGANIZATION OF ATLANTA 

UTOA participates in the theological education of students from Colum- 
bia Seminary and other Atlanta seminaries by providing opportunities for 
students to be involved with community organizers, social ministry agen- 
cies, and congregations involved in social ministry in Atlanta. Urban clin- 
icals, including field experiences and peer reflection groups, are available 
for academic credit. UTOA is also significantly involved with M.Div. stu- 
dents in the Alternative Context for Ministry course for those in the Atlanta 
placement. 

For more information, contact the Office of Supervised Ministry. 



SPECIAL EMPHASES 

INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION 

Columbia Seminary is committed to the task of preparing students for 
ministry in a world that is shrinking rapidly and where preoccupation with 
parochial concerns is no longer an option. A varied program of interna- 
tional education has emerged from serious, cross-cultural dialogue with 
church leaders in other parts of the world — in particular, the Caribbean. 
During the 1992-93 academic year, over 65 percent of the second year 
M.Div. students participated in one of Columbia's international programs. 
These include: 

• an international component for the second year course, "Al- 
ternative Context For Ministry." Students may choose to take 
this course in an international setting. During the 1993 aca- 
demic year four different international alternative contexts for 
ministry were offered: Central America, the Caribbean (Ja- 
maica), Eastern Europe (Hungary), and China. 

• a three-week Mideast Seminar. 



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• supervised ministry placements for Columbia students in Car- 
ibbean churches under the supervision of experienced Carib- 
bean pastors. 

• Columbia students studying or working in England, Germany, 
Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Scotland, and Switzerland. 

• a joint Doctor of Ministry program with the United Theological 
College of the West Indies. Many of the classes are held in 
Kingston, Jamaica. 

• international students, faculty, and pastors from four conti- 
nents working and studying on the Columbia campus. 

• a week-long continuing education event in the spring for pas- 
tors, held on the campus of the United Theological College of 
the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. 

• a three-week seminar held each year on the Columbia campus 
for Korean pastors. This seminar is sponsored jointly by Co- 
lumbia, the Presbyterian Church of Korea, and the Division of 
International Missions, Presbyterian Church (USA). 

• a new program on the church in China, that sends students, 
faculty, and board members to China for three week immersion 
experiences, brings Chinese church leaders to Columbia, and 
organizes international conferences on the church in China. 

Some of these programs are part of a program co-ordinated by the 
Atlanta Theological Association. Others reflect cooperative efforts with the 
Presbyterian Church (USA), or with an overseas denomination or theolog- 
ical institution. 

For further information, write to the Director of International Theolog- 
ical Education, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 
30031-0520. 



EVANGELISM EMPHASIS 

In 1981, Columbia Seminary initiated a program in evangelism. Through 
the seminary, courses are offered to M.Div., M.A.T.S., and graduate stu- 
dents. The director of the program provides consultation for local congre- 
gations, presbyteries, and other governing bodies. 

Each year Columbia sponsors a School of Evangelism during the first 
week of summer school. Information on the School is available by February 
1st. 

Through the program on evangelism, new initiatives have been devel- 
oped for local congregations, including emphases on training, visitation, 
congregational renewal, and pastoral spirituality. 



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The Thompson Scholar Program, a part of the evangelism program, 
brings to the campus 15-20 key pastors from across the denomination each 
year. The purpose is to train leaders for the future. Interested persons 
should write the director for further information. 

Through the agency of CTS Press, numerous programs, resources, and 
books are produced to assist in the work of evangelism. For information, 
contact the CTS Press, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031. 

CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY EMPHASIS 

Although the study of Christian spirituality is not new at Columbia, 
there is a new emphasis and a broader involvement in the field. Christian 
spirituality investigates the relationship with God — how it is initiated, af- 
firmed, and nurtured. It asks hard, ethical questions about this relationship 
for our daily lives and witness in a changing world. 

The past decade has witnessed a growing interest in Christian spiritu- 
ality. To respond to this concern, Columbia offers a special certificate pro- 
gram geared for laity. Classes are conducted on the Columbia campus and 
by special arrangement in local settings. 

One of the unique features of Columbia's Doctor of Ministry degree is 
its flexibility, which allows it to be shaped according to the student's in- 
terest in the area of spirituality. By shaping the degree in this fashion, the 
student can explore the relation between spirituality, ministerial identity, 
and the church's life and mission. 

This program for clergy and laity offers opportunities for personal spir- 
itual growth, the development of skills in leading retreats, workshops, 
schools of prayer, and a setting for rethinking ministry. 

Questions should be directed to the Office of Evangelism and Church 
Growth, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031-0520. 

THE COLUMBIA FORUM 

Each year, during the last week of January, Columbia sponsors a three- 
day forum built around a guest preacher and two significant lectureships, 
the Smyth Lectureship and the Alumni/ae Lectureship. The activities in- 
clude, in addition to worship services and lectures, a variety of formal and 
informal occasions with the leaders. Special events for alumni/ae are also 
planned during this week. 

The Smyth Lectures were begun through a bequest of the Rev. Thomas 
Smyth, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston, SC, from 
1831 to 1873. Since 1911 distinguished scholars from the United States and 
abroad have presented lectures on a variety of themes and issues. Recent 
Smyth Lecturers have been Dr. J. Christiaan Beker, Dr. Peter J. Paris, and 
Dr. Brian A. Wren. 



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Recent Alumni/ae Lecturers have been Dr. Douglas J. Hall, Dr. Letty 
Russell, and Dr. Maria Harris. 

Recent preachers have been Dr. William Willimon and Dr. John R. Clay- 
pool. 

For further information, write to the Director of Development/Seminary 
Relations, Columbia Theological Seminary, Box 520, Decatur, GA 30031- 
0520. 



SUPPORT FACILITIES 

THE JOHN BULOW CAMPBELL LIBRARY 

At the heart of the educative effort of the seminary is the library. Named 
for John Bulow Campbell, an Atlanta benefactor and member of Columbia's 
Board of Directors during the 1930s, the library is an integral part of the 
teaching program. It seeks to extend the work of the classroom in breadth 
and depth, to provide for student and faculty research, and to encourage 
reading beyond course requirements. 

The collection includes books, periodicals, church records, videotapes, 
cassettes, and microfilms. It is a well-balanced selection of older and more 
modern works and is particularly strong in Biblical studies, Biblical archae- 
ology, patristics, the Reformation, pastoral counseling, and Presbyterianism. 
Reformation sources include the Calvin and Melanchthon sections of the 
Corpus Reformatorum and the Weimer edition of Luther. This specialized 
collection, together with the Atlantic Theological Association and the Uni- 
versity Center libraries, together with the ATA theological libraries and the 
UCG general collections, provides an outstanding resource for Columbia 
students. 

The computer center is located in the basement of the library. Word 
processing facilities are open to all students and staff who are authorized 
users. 

SEMINARY ARCHIVES 

The seminary archives, housed in the library, focus on the history and 
development of Columbia Seminary and are the place of record for all 
seminary publications. 

THE COLUMBIA BOOKSTORE 

The seminary bookstore, located in the Richards Center, provides books, 
materials, and supplies at a discount for basic degrees students to begin 
collecting for their own theological libraries and for persons working to- 
ward advanced degrees to continue that process. The bookstore also serves 



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pastors, laypersons, and churches all over the Southeast. Its inventory in- 
cludes a wide selection of standard and current books in the historical- 
doctrinal area, the pastoral area, and in Bible and homiletics, including 
many commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. Greater discounts 
are offered during special sales. The bookstore is ordinarily open from 10:30 
to 2:30, Monday through Friday, with special hours during campus events. 




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CURRICULUM AND 
COURSES 

The teaching program at Columbia is arranged in four areas: Biblical, 
historical-doctrinal, practical theology, and supervised ministry. Interdis- 
ciplinary courses, which combine studies in two or more of these areas, are 
also taught in the basic degree programs. While classroom instruction is 
foundational to these basic degree programs, their goal is to equip students 
to continue their education independently. The resources of the library, 
the structure of course work, and independent study courses encourage 
early realization of that goal. 

BIBLICAL area studies seek to help the students understand and inter- 
pret an ancient book, the Bible, in a modern world. To do this, these studies 
are concerned with developing tools and skills to understand the ancient 
world, its language, history, and thought, and tools and skills to grasp the 
meaning of the Bible for contemporary people. Greek and Hebrew are 
required so that students can gain facility in handling the original Biblical 
languages and in understanding the text in its native tongue. Courses in 
the area provide an opportunity for interpreting the text and for experience 
in articulating the message in a theological fashion. 

HISTORICAL-DOCTRINAL studies help students understand the past 
as a means of comprehending the present. Students engaged in these stud- 
ies also struggle to form their own theology and to discover what it means 
to be Christian in today's world. Since Columbia stands within the Re- 
formed tradition, historical-doctrinal studies are concerned not only with 
right thinking, but also with the relation of Christian faith and doctrine to 
all the arenas of life. Therefore, studies in this area engage students in 
consideration of the social, political, economic, and cultural life of today in 
the United States and across the world. In historical-doctrinal studies stu- 
dents acquire the tools they will need throughout their lives for dealing 
theologically with themselves and the world around them, tools that will 
enable graduates to lead the church in a prophetic and reconciling way as 
it works out its mission in the world. 

The PRACTICAL THEOLOGY area centers on the functioning of the 
theologian as a minister, and its concern is to train students to be ministers 
and to lead other persons in ministering. Studies in this area consider the 
dynamics of the minister's role as pastor, evangelist, leader of worship, 
preacher, teacher, and administrator. Since the shape of the ministry of 
tomorrow is not fully known, the concern of these studies is to train stu- 
dents to understand the issues involved, to help them see their own 
strengths and weaknesses, and then to develop a flexibility that will enable 
them to take their Biblical and theological understanding and deal with 
whatever issues they face during their ministry. 



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SUPERVISED MINISTRY serves an integrative function for the curric- 
ulum. Through its structure students are involved in the actual practice of 
ministry under competent supervision. Through experiential, relational, 
and inductive learning, students explore within a peer group the forms, 
styles, contents, and concepts of ministry. Not only do the students put 
into practice what has been learned through studies in the Biblical, histor- 
ical-doctrinal/and pastoral areas, but these studies are integrated with the 
practice of ministry and the personhood of each student. 

Columbia's faculty recognizes that the method of teaching also makes 
a significant contribution to learning. Consequently, a variety of teaching 
methods is employed. Team teaching, which enables the professors them- 
selves to participate more fully in the learning process and effectively brings 
different kinds of competence together in the classroom, is widely used. 
Because small groups are a part of most courses, creative interchange 
among students and with professors is the mark of instruction at Columbia. 
Field trips, simulations, seminars and use of audio-visuals (especially video) 
are also examples of a wide variety of teaching methods. 

The faculty reserves the right to modify individual course requirements 
within a degree program. Such changes will be effective the next time such 
courses are offered or at a later date as determined by the faculty. Degree 
programs and their major requirements will remain unchanged for students 
entering that program, but changes may be made at any time to be effective 
for all entering students in the next academic year. 

COURSES OF INSTRUCTION 

Listed on the following pages are the courses taught by the faculty of 
Columbia Theological Seminary. Changes in faculty situations and in stu- 
dent needs inevitably will necessitate modification from term to term re- 
sulting in the failure to offer some electives and the substitution of others. 

The faculty is planning to introduce a new curriculum in the fall se- 
mester of 1994, and some adjustments to the courses may be necessary. 

The letter in the course designation is determined by the area in which 
it is offered: B for Biblical; HD for Historical-Doctrinal; P for Practical The- 
ology; I for Interdisciplinary; and SM for Supervised Ministry. Courses 
whose numbers are prefaced by ATA are offered by the Atlanta Theological 
Association. The hundred's digit refers to the level of the course and 
whether it is required for the basic degree program or elective: 

100s are required courses for A component students. 

200s are required courses for B component students. 

300s are required courses for C component students. 

500s are elective courses designed primarily for A and B component 
students but open to advanced students by permission of the instruc- 
tor. 



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600s are elective courses designed for advanced students (C component 
and graduate students) but open to others when prerequisites have 
been met, space is available, and permission has been given by the 
instructor. 

700s are off-campus electives at advanced level. 

800s are honors courses. 

The middle digit of a course number identifies the particular academic 
discipline within the area, except in Interdisciplinary and Supervised 
Ministry courses. 

BIBLICAL AREA 

FACULTY: Walter Brueggemann (Chairperson), Charles B. Cousar, David 
M. Gunn (leave, fall, winter, spring), David P. Moessner (sabbatic leave, 
fall, winter; leave, spring), James D. Newsome, Stanley P. Saunders. 

Required courses for M.Div. degree 

B141 SURVEY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT Newsome 

A study of the Old Testament with special attention to its literary devel- 
opment and theological content, as viewed against the background of the 
history and religion of ancient Israel. 
Fall 3 credits 

B153 EXEGESIS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT - 1 

Cousar or Moessner or Saunders 

An introduction to exegetical methods in the study of the New Testament. 
The Greek text of Philippians is read and interpreted. 

Fall 2 credits 

B154 EXEGESIS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT - II 

Cousar or Moessner or Saunders 

A second-level course in exegesis concentrating on selected passages from 
the Greek text in one of the synoptic gospels. 
Prerequisite: B153 

Spring 2 credits 

B161 SURVEY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT Cousar or Moessner 

A study of the New Testament books with special attention to their literary 
character and their theological content, as viewed in light of the history 
and development of the early church. 
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B222 ESSENTIALS OF HEBREW Newsome 

An intensive study of the essential elements of Hebrew grammar, syntax, 
and vocabulary preparatory to reading and studying exegetically the He- 
brew Old Testament. 
Pall 4 credits 

B223 ESSENTIALS OF HEBREW Gunn 

The goal is to learn basic elements of Hebrew and to use the tools which 
enable the reader of the English Bible to draw upon the original Hebrew 
when formulating an understanding of the text. Particular texts studied 
will include the stories of Dinah (Gen. 34), Tamar (Gen. 38), Jephthah's 
daughter (Judges 11, 12), Bathsheba and Tamar (2 Sam. 11-13). 
Fall 4 credits 

B224 ESSENTIALS OF HEBREW AND EXEGESIS OF RUTH AND 

OTHER STORIES Gunn 

The initial goal is to learn basic elements of Hebrew to formulate an un- 
derstanding of the text. The second goal is a close reading of the Book of 
Ruth, together with other stories of women in Genesis, Judges, and Samuel. 
Finally, the course seeks to develop responsible and imaginative interpre- 
tation (exegesis) that attends both to literary features of the narrative and 
to readers 7 concerns and commitments. 

7 credits 

*B233 OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: SAMUEL Brueggemann 

A close reading and exegesis of selected passages from the book of Samuel. 
Prerequisite: B222 or B223. 3 credits 

*B234 OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS: ESTHER AND/OR RUTH Gunn 

A close reading of a short story, with attention to significant features of the 
Hebrew text. Careful exploration of literary aspects (e.g. structure, plot, 
character, point of view, wordplay, allusion) facilitates a deeper awareness 
of the theological impact of Old Testament storytelling. Feminist criticism 
provides an important focus for the course. 
Prerequisite: B222 or B223 3 credits 

* Students in the B component are required to take one of these courses. 
The other may be taken as an elective. 

B373 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Brueggemann 

An investigation of major theological themes within the traditions of the 
Old Testament. Special attention will be devoted to fresh methods of re- 
lating the biblical material to contemporary understandings of the nature 
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B374 NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Cousar or Moessner 

The nature of New Testament "theology," the uses of texts in constructive 
theology, and the unity and diversity of the New Testament will be inves- 
tigated in the light of the primary theological claims of the New Testament 
writings. Prerequisites: B153, B154, B161 3 credits 



Elective Courses 

General and Background 

B514 INTERTESTAMENTAL PERIOD Newsome 

A seminar devoted to the investigation of the history of the Jewish people 
from the return from exile to the birth of Christ. Emphasis will be upon 
the literature (both canonical and non-canonical) of this period against the 
background of social, economic, political, and cultural events. Attention will 
also be given to the rise of Jewish sects. 
Prerequisite: B141 2 credits 



B613 JEREMIAH Brueggemann 

This course will consider the canonical shape of the Book of Jeremiah. 
Attention will be paid to the various literary strategies used to respond to 
the crises of exile. Attention to those strategies will be in service of theo- 
logical interpretation. Hebrew is not required. 

3 credits 



B615 NEW TESTAMENT ETHICS Saunders 

An exploration of the moral world of the first Christians, focusing on such 
issues as social power in community, sexuality, the relations between men 
and women, and the relations between Christians and the non-Christian 
world. Attention will be directed to passages from the letters of Paul and 
selected Gospel texts, exploring ways these texts can help shape a distinc- 
tively Christian ethos in the modern world. 2 or 3 credits 



B717 APOCALYPSE NOW: THE REVELATION OF JOHN Pender 

This course will examine the book of Revelation for its historical back- 
ground and its homiletical relevance to the church today. The course seeks 
to regain an appreciation for the richness of this book. In addition to stand- 
ard commentaries, a key reference will be Eugene H. Peterson's book, Re- 
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Ancient Languages 

3 credits 

B021 ESSENTIALS OF GREEK Staff 

An intensive study of the essential elements of Koine Greek grammar, syn- 
tax, and vocabulary preparatory to reading the Greek New Testament. Re- 
quired of all students who have not taken Greek in college or passed the 
Greek qualifying exam. 

Summer Session Only 6 credits 

B527 GREEK READING Cousar 

A course designed to build upon elementary Greek grammar and basic 
exegesis in preparation for additional courses in exegesis, for biblical elec- 
tives, and, in time, for ordination exams. 
Prerequisite: B153 2 credits 

B620 HEBREW READING Newsome 

Rapid reading of selections from the Hebrew Old Testament with a view 
to increasing facility in the use of the language; emphasis on grammatical 
structures and vocabulary. 
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor 2 or 3 credits 

Old Testament Based on Hebrew Text 

B631 JEREMIAH Brueggemann 

A close reading of selected passages from the Book of Jeremiah, with special 
attention to the way the prophet's distinctive proclamation is mediated 
through conventional language and literary forms and the power of poetry. 
Prerequisite: B222/B223 2 or 3 credits 

B635 AUTHORS, TEXTS, AND READERS: CONTEMPORARY 

APPROACHES TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION Gunn 

Taking particular texts as illustrations, this seminar will delineate some of 
the major ways of reading the Bible today and attempt to chart the rela- 
tionship between them. It will relate these interpretive strategies to con- 
temporary critical theory, including feminist theory. Prerequisites: B141, 
B153, B154, B222/223, and permission of instructor. 

3 credits 

B544 PSALMS Brueggemann 

This course will explore the faith resources offered in the book of the 
Psalms, with special attention given to the points of contact between the 
poems and current life-situations. This will be done by considering the God 
who is addressed in the Psalms, the difference these prayers make in one's 



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daily life and the interrelatedness of the Psalms to daily pastoral crises and 
to use in liturgical settings. 2 credits 

B548 KING DAVID: THE BIBLE IN TRANSFORMATION Gunn 

An investigation of David and associated figures (especially Bathsheba and 
Judith) in the Bible and beyond. Topics include early Jewish literature, 
medieval theology and art, Bible illustration, reformation politics, renais- 
sance sculpture, baroque painting, and contemporary novels and movies. 

3 credits 

B549 MEANING IN BIBLICAL NARRATIVE: THE BOOK OF JUDGES 

Gunn 

A study of Judges in its canonical context with special attention to the 
significance of violence in the book. Contemporary literary and feminist 
criticism will provide important reading methods. 

2 or 3 credits 

B643 GOD IN LOVE: DE/CONSTRUCTING IMAGES OF SEX 

AND MARRIAGE Gunn 

With the Song of Songs and feminist criticism as focal points, the course 
will consider biblical imagery of love, sex, courtship, and marriage as the- 
ology. Proverbs 1-9 and texts from Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Hosea will be 
brought into a dialectic with Songs, as will the Apocalypse of John and 
medieval writings by Bernard, Hildegard, and Hadewijch. 

3 credits 

B644 THE BOOK OF ISAIAH Brueggemann 

This course will pursue the new canonical questions about the theological 
cohension of First, Second and Third Isaiah to seek to understand how, if 
they are held together, they demonstrate a theology of the City (of Jeru- 
salem). 2 credits 

B644a THE BOOK OF ISAIAH Willey 

Cited by nearly all the New Testament writers to interpret events of their 
own day, the Book of Isaiah has abiding value for the contemporary com- 
munity of faith. Students will be introduced to past and present interpre- 
tations of Isaiah and will learn the content, structures, and meanings of the 
book. 

3 credits 

B645 MESSAGE OF THE PSALMS Newsome 

A study of the Psalms from various perspectives: historical, exegetical and 
homiletical. Designed to make the literature available to the pastor as a 
worshiper, scholar and preacher. 3 credits 



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B646 PENTATEUCH Brueggemann 

This course will review recent scholarship on the Pentateuch and consider 
the Pentateuch as the foundational document of Jewish and Christian faith. 
Consideration of critical methods which serve the theological-interpretive 
task will be considered. 3 credits 

B647 EVE'S DAUGHTERS: READING GENESIS - 2 KINGS 

AS A STORY OF WOMEN Gunn 

This course will offer an occasion for reading what has been called the 
"primary story" of God's dealings with Israel from the primary perspective 
of its women, major, minor or missing. It will encompass both narrative 
and law and develop literary (including deconstructionist) and feminist 
methods of interpretation. Class members will be required to maintain a 
journal. 2 or 3 credits 

New Testament Based on Greek Text 

B552 GOSPEL OF JOHN O'Day 

This course is an exegesis of the Gospel of John. Students may work with 
either the English or Greek text. Learning objectives are: sharpening of 
exegetical skills; familiarity with critical issues in Fourth Gospel interpre- 
tation; familiarity with distinctive traits of the Fourth Gospel, the Johannine 
portrait of Jesus, and Johannine theology; reflection on the theological and 
pastoral possibilities of the Fourth Gospel narrative. 3 credits 

B654 EXEGESIS OF I PETER Saunders 

I Peter, once called an "exegetical step-child," has more recently become 
the focus of intensive analysis. Study of the book will allow us to explore 
issues pertaining to the relation between early Christianity and the Greco- 
Roman environment. More important, however, are the theological issues 
I Peter raises: How ought Christians relate to the governing authorities? 
To the social conventions of their world? What is the appropriate Christian 
response to suffering? Does the image of Christ crucified warrant an ethic 
of self-sacrifice, and what are the limits of such as ethic? This course will 
consist of a close reading of the Greek text of I Peter, as well as other New 
Testament passages pertinent to the topics of suffering, self-sacrifice, and 
the ethos of the Christian household. 3 credits 

New Testament Based on English Text 

B563 GALATIANS Cousar 

A study of Paul's letter to the Galatians, with particular attention to the 
argument posed, the rhetorical strategies employed, and the theological 
implications of the text. 

3 credits 



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B568 CORINTHIAN CORRESPONDENCE Staff 

This is an exegetical course emphasizing Paul's controversy with the Cor- 
inthian Christians and the continuing significance of that controversy for 
the Christian faith. 3 credits 

B665 EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS Cousar 

A study of Paul's Letter to the Romans, in the context of Pauline theology. 
Particular emphasis will be given to application to current ministry. 

3 credits 

B667 ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Moessner 

A careful reading in the English text (with optional Greek track) of the 
fulfillment of the history of salvation through the unfolding drama of the 
eschatological split of Israel into the messianic remnant and the "hardened" 
people of God. Special emphasis on the relation of the Church to Israel 
and to the Jewish people and comtemporary issues of preaching. 3 credits 

B669 NATURE OF THE CHURCH Saunders 

"Jesus foretold the kingdom, and it was the Church that came." - Alfred 
Loisy. What is the Church? How does the Church understand itself in light 
of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus? What is essential to 
the character and mission of the Church? This course is a seminar designed 
to explore early Christian (mostly New Testament) understandings of what 
the Church is or might become. We will examine the constituency, social 
structures, patterns of governance, rites, and leading metaphors of the ear- 
liest Christian communities, with an eye to understanding more clearly 
today who we are, what our mission is, and how our strategies and struc- 
tures might be reshaped. 2 or 3 credits 

Biblical Theology 

B676 THEMES IN PAULINE THEOLOGY Cousar 

Selected themes in the theology of Paul will be investigated in depth. The 
course will be structured as a seminar with student opportunity for engag- 
ing the rest of the class in a vigorous learning experience. 
Prerequisite: B161 3 credits 

B775 PREACHING AND TEACHING THE MIRACLE STORIES Daniel 

This course is an exploration of the form, function, and theological import 
of miracle stories in Synoptic Gospels and Acts with a view to discovering 
their importance for teaching and preaching. The hermeneutical issues in- 
volved in reclaiming these stories will be explored from a number of dif- 
ferent perspectives. 3 credits. 



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B777 GOSPEL OF MARK Saunders 

This course will explore the nature of Mark's parabolic presentation of the 
story of Jesus, using some of the more recent literary and sociological ap- 
proaches. Students may expect to pursue a reading of the Greek text along- 
side critical engagement with some of the more interesting recent 
interpretations of Mark. 
Prerequisite: Basic New Testament exegesis course 3 credits 

Independent Studies 

The following courses provide an opportunity to engage in individualized 
work on various problems in the Biblical area under the supervision of an 
instructor. 

B692 EXEGETICAL RESEARCH IN 

OLD TESTAMENT Brueggemann or Gunn or Newsome 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

B693 RESEARCH IN OLD TESTAMENT CRITICISM OR 

THEOLOGY Brueggemann or Gunn or Newsome 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

B695 EXEGETICAL RESEARCH IN 

NEW TESTAMENT Cousar or Moessner or Saunders 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

B696 RESEARCH IN NEW TESTAMENT CRITICISM OR 

THEOLOGY Cousar or Moessner or Saunders 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

HISTORICAL-DOCTRINAL AREA 

FACULTY: Robert Leon Carroll, T. Erskine Clarke, Will E. Coleman, Cath- 
erine G. Gonzalez, Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. (sabbatic leave, winter, spring), 
James Hudnut-Beumler, Douglas W. Oldenburg, Marcia Y. Riggs (Chair- 
person) (sabbatic leave, spring), Iwan Russell-Jones, George W. Stroup. 

Required courses for M.Div. degree 

HD121 THE CHURCH THROUGH THE REFORMATION 

PERIOD Gonzalez 

An introduction to the history of the Church, including its doctrine, struc- 
ture, and interaction with the surrounding culture. The period from the 
close of the New Testament times through the seventeenth century will be 
studied. 

Fall 5 credits 



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HD122 THE MODERN CHURCH Clarke, Gonzalez 

This course is a continuation of HD121. A major focus will be on the reli- 
gious history of the United States. Special attention will be given to the 
relationship between religion and culture in American life. 

Spring 4 credits 

HD181 CHURCH AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY Staff 

A study of the values, systems and structures which form the context for 
ministry in the United States and the world today to provide insights and 
skills for contemporary Christian witness. Prerequisite: PI 12 
Spring 3 credits 

HD233-234 CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY Guthrie, Stroup 

A study of the Christian faith from the perspective of the classical and 
contemporary Reformed tradition in conversation with other theological 
traditions. Attention is given both to the development of doctrine and to 
its interpretation for the life and ministry of the church in the modern 
world. Prerequisites: HD121, HD122 

Fall 3 credits 

Spring 4 credits 

HD241 ALTERNATIVE CONTEXT FOR MINISTRY Carroll Clarke, & Staff 

A combined academic and experiential course to deepen experience and 
understanding of a significantly different cultural context and the mission 
of the Church in that context. Also to provide opportunity for theological 
reflection on the experience and its implications for ministry. In 1991-92 
the contexts were the inner city of Atlanta, Appalachia, Central America 
(Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala), China, Hungary, and Jamaica. 
Prerequisite: HD181 
Winter 4 credits 

HD272 CHRISTIAN ETHICS Riggs 

A study of the Biblical, theological and philosophical foundations of Chris- 
tian ethics for guidance in Christian decision-making. 
Prerequisite: HD181 
Fall, Spring 3 credits 

Elective Courses 

General 

HD511 HISTORY OF THE DEVOTIONAL TRADITION 

OF THE CHURCH Gonzalez 

A consideration of the classic literature from various movements within the 
church's history that have stressed the devotional life, including forms of 
monasticism, certain of the mystics, and later authors from both Protestant 
and Roman Catholic circles. 2 credits 



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HD610 INTRODUCTION TO THE AMERICAN CONTEXT Clarke 

This course is designed to provide internationals a deeper understanding 
of American religious, social, and cultural traditions, to give them a histor- 
ical and social context for their studies in the U.S., to help them place their 
theological studies in the larger context of American society and to explore 
the complex relationships between religion and culture in American life. 
Required for International students 3 credits 

HD612 THE TELEVISION MIRROR: WATCHING TV WATCH US 

Cram, Russell-Jones 

The course will consider television from theological and educational per- 
spectives, looking specifically at the nature of mediated communication. It 
will explore the dynamic interrelationship between television and different 
areas of cultural activity— economic, social, political, moral, and aesthetic. 
Students will be expected to draw implications for the congregations and 
communities in which they serve. Opportunity for student initiated proj- 
ects will be provided. 

3 credits 



HD615 CHURCH IN A SOCIALIST CONTEXT Toth 

The course will study the effect of the consequences of the Second World 
War on churches and the introduction of the socialist system, churches' 
encounter with Marxism, the Christian-Marxist dialogue, the church's 
moral and social witness in the new society. 

2 or 3 credits 



HD618 JESUS IN CELLULOID Russell-Jones and Stroup 

A study of some of the ways in which Jesus has been depicted in film in 
the twentieth century. Six films will be studied — including The Gospel Ac- 
cording to St. Matthew, The Last Temptation of Christ, and Jesus of Montreal — 
and discussed in conversation with the language, concepts, and convictions 
of classical Christological texts such as Athanasius' De Jncarnatione and An- 
selm's Cur Deus Homo. 

3 credits 



HD619 BLACK CHURCH STUDIES SEMINAR: The Black Church and 
the Civil Rights Movement 

Riggs 

This seminar examines the religious, historical, and sociological roots of the 
civil rights movement in the United States. The aim of the seminar is to 
explore the meaning of the movement for the church's role in current 
justice struggles. 

3 credits 



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Historical Studies 

HD620 A HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) Clarke 

A study of the ways Presbyterians in the U.S.A. have developed in relation 
to a changing society. Special attention will be given to developments in 
theology, social concerns, and institutional structures. 
Prerequisite: HD122 3 credits 

HD622 IMAGE AND WORD: THEOLOGICAL 

REFLECTIONS ON TV, CULTURE & CHURCH Russell-Jones 

Television plays an important role in contemporary society. But what ex- 
actly is that role? What effect does the medium really have on the shaping 
of human behavior, aspirations and self-understanding? How does televi- 
sion differ from other, more traditional, forms of communication? What are 
its implications for the Church's witness in the modern world? The course 
will seek to develop a theological critique of television in its various forms, 
including religious television. 3 credits 

HD626 IRENAEUS AND HIS THEOLOGICAL DESCENDANTS Gonzalez 

Seminar to study the writings of Irenaeus and the influence of his theology 
on later writers in the 20th Century. 3 credits 

HD627 ISSUES IN AMERICAN CULTURE Clarke, Russell-Jones 

This course is designed to explore contemporary cultural issues in the U.S. 
and their implications for life and ministry of the Church. The course meets 
in the professors' homes and is intended to utilize pedagogical methods 
that can be used with small groups in the church. Each week a participant 
will lead the class in the discussion of a book, a portion of a book, a movie, 
or some TV programs. 3 credits 

HD628 RELIGION AND THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE Clarke 

The U.S. has often been called a "nation of immigrants and their descen- 
dants." This course will explore the immigrant experience— beginning with 
the colonial period and going through the late twentieth century — and the 
ways religious commitments helped to interpret and shape that experience. 
Special attention will be given to late twentieth century "immigrant 
churches." 

3 credits 

HD629 HISTORY OF FUNDAMENTALISM Clarke 

A seminar on the history of Fundamentalism in the U.S. 

Prerequisite: HD122 2 or 3 credits 



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HD727 RELIGION AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CULTURE 

Clarke 

This seminar will focus on major developments in American religious life 
since World War II with particular attention given to the interaction be- 
tween social forces and religious belief. The seminar will include introduc- 
tory lectures by the professor and readings and class presentations by the 
students. 3 credits 

Doctrinal Studies 

HD531 THE THEOLOGY OF CALVIN 

Gonzalez or Guthrie or Kline or Stroup 

A seminar which concentrates on the Institutes. Each year a different section 
will be studied and compared with the subsequent development of Re- 
formed theology. 2 credits 

HD533 INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY Guthrie or Stroup 

A series of lectures on the Apostles' Creed which attempts to examine the 
central convictions of Christian faith. Commentaries on the Apostles' Creed 
by classical and contemporary theologians will also be studied as examples 
of attempts to make the Creed relevant to a different age. (Also taught at 
the Florida Center). 2 credits 

HD630 THEOLOGY OF MOLTMANN Guthrie 

This course will be a seminar to read, discuss, and evaluate some of the 
most important works of Jurgen Moltmann, including Theology of Hope, 
Crucified God, and Trinity and the Kingdom. 

3 credits 

HD633 THE THEOLOGIES OF SCHLEIERMACHER AND 

KIERKEGAARD Gonzalez 

We will study the major writings of these two major 19th century theolo- 
gians. Special attention will be given to comparing the structure of their 
theologies and to their influence on 20th century thought. 
Prerequisites: HD121-122 3 credits 

HD634 THE THEOLOGY OF KARL BARTH Guthrie 

A seminar which studies intensively a section of the Church Dogmatics. 
Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 credits 

HD637 THE THEOLOGY OF PAUL TILLICH Staff 

A study of one or more sections of Systematic Theology in the context of 
classical Christian theology and contemporary theological thought. 
Prerequisites: HD233-234 or permission of the instructor 3 credits 



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HD639 THE THEOLOGY OF JURGEN MOLTMANN Guthrie 

A seminar dealing with major themes in Moltmann's theology. 
Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 credits 

HD543 HOLY SPIRIT, HERMENEUTICS - HALLELUJAH, AMEN 

Coleman 

Utilizing pertinent texts/narratives from the Old and New Testaments, early 
Christian confessional statements, later Roman Catholic and Protestant 
sources, and more contemporary formulations, this seminar will focus on 
the critical relationship between the church as a radical community of faith 
and the Holy Spirit as the dynamic presence of the triune God. The first 
part of the course will constitute a survey of historical texts. The second 
part will concentrate on Jurgen Moltmann's The Spirit of Life as a guide to 
more recent trends. 
Prerequisite: HD 233 or permission of professor 3 credits 

HD546 THEOLOGY OF LITURGY Gonzalez 

A lecture and discussion course on the history and liturgy as well as the 
doctrinal significance of liturgical practice: the liturgical year, the sacra- 
ments, parts of worship, etc. Special attention will be given to the inter- 
pretation of Biblical texts within the liturgical setting in which they are to 
be employed. 3 credits 

HD643 THE STORY OF BLACK THEOLOGY: A NARRATIVE 

APPROACH Coleman and Guthrie 

This course will engage in the study of black theology as it is influenced 
by interdisciplinary approaches, womanist thought, and other liberation 
theologies. In addition to a review of its origin and development since the 
1960s, a major emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of black the- 
ology from reading representative texts. Along with the teaching team, 
students will assume a collaborative leadership role throughout this semi- 
nar. They will also be encouraged to present a constructive proposal for 
theological reflection within their own ministerial context. 

3 credits 

HD646 CHURCH IN THE CARIBBEAN Smith 

This course is a study of the history of the Church in the Caribbean, with 
special attention given to the church's relationship to the region's social 
and cultural history. While the course is designed specifically for those 
going to Jamaica with the Alternative Context for Ministry course, it is open 
to all who have an interest in the Caribbean and its religious and cultural 
life. 

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HD647 LIBERATION THEOLOGY Guthrie 

A study of various theologies written from the perspective of the people 
who are oppressed and excluded. Special attention is given to theologies 
coming from the " third world" and from blacks. 
Prerequisites: HD233-234 2 credits 

Philosophical Studies 

HD551 PHILOSOPHICAL INTRODUCTION Staff 

A study of philosophical questions, terminology, and systems as they relate 
to the theological formulations of the church. 2 credits 

HD652 CHRISTIANITY AND ITS CRITICS Stroup 

This seminar examines some of the most significant criticisms that have 
been made of Christianity during the last 200 years. Attention will be given 
to Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, Soren Kierkegaard, Frederick Nietzsche, 
Sigmund Freud, and Mary Daly. 

3 credits 

Mission and Ecumenics 

HD562 CHRISTIAN UNITY: THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT Staff 

A study of the Ecumenical Movement including the following subjects: the 
Biblical and theological basis for unity, history of the worldwide Christian 
movement, unity and mission, the national and world Councils of 
Churches, local participation in the movement toward unity. 2 or 3 credits 

HD563 AREA STUDIES - ASIA, AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA Staff 

A seminar which deals with the history, distinctive characteristics, and pres- 
ent status of Christianity in a specific geographic area against the back- 
ground of the political, social and economic situation. Will focus on 
opportunities for mission, current issues and ecumenical relationships. Each 
year the seminar is offered, a different geographical area will be considered. 

2 or 3 credits 

HD565 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION Staff 

An introductory course in the communication of the Gospel across cultural 
boundaries both abroad and within the United States. The seminar will 
deal with the nature of culture, communication and listening skills, inter- 
cultural awareness, and handling cultural conflict and culture shock. De- 
signed for those interested in working with and understanding cultures 
and sub-cultures different from our own in this increasingly pluralistic 
world. 2 credits 



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HD662 CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER WITH OTHER 

RELIGIONS AND CULTS Staff 

A seminar dealing with the relationship of the Christian faith to living 
religions of today. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and the religions of China 
will be explored. Will focus on the relationship between the lordship of 
Jesus Christ and issues of religious pluralism, dialogue, and the impact of 
Eastern religious cults on American life. 3 credits 

HD663 CHRISTIANITY AND REVOLUTION IN CHINA Staff 

A case study of Christianity in a Marxist Society which will deal with the 
rise of Christianity and Communism in the world's oldest and most pop- 
ulous country. Emphasis will be on the reemergence of the church in a 
post-Maoist China. Implications for the mission of the church in the U.S. 
and the Third World are a major focus. 2 or 3 credits 

Ethics and Society 

HD576 BIBLICAL ETHICS Riggs 

In whatever activities persons are involved, public or private (e.g., religion, 
politics, marriage, sex, economics, war), the commands of God reach us. 
This study of Biblical ethics centers on the authority these commands bring 
to our lives and the directions in which we are led. 
Prerequisites: Previous work in Bible and in ethics 3 credits 

HD577 THEOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA IN THE WRITINGS 
OF JACQUES ELLUL Russell-Jones 

The course will reflect theologically on the nature of technology and will 
use the work of Jacques Ellul as a focus for discussion. Ellul, a French 
sociologist and theologian, has written extensively on this area. His book, 
The Technological Society, has been described as one of the most important 
books of the twentieth century. 

3 credits 

HD671 THEORIES OF JUSTICE AND SOCIAL POLICY Riggs 

The focus of this seminar is the critical analysis of classical and contem- 
porary theories of justice and their implications for social policy regarding 
issues such as affirmative action, AIDS and drug testing, affordable housing, 
and comparable worth. 

3 credits 

HD 672 FIGURES AND THEMES IN LIBERATION ETHICS Riggs 

A course examining the ethical content of the writings of various liberation 
theologians and ethicists and/or the ethical dimensions of topics relevant 
to global struggles for liberation. 

3 credits 



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HD673 THE CHURCH AS COMMUNITY OF MORAL DISCOURSE 

Riggs 

A course exploring questions of how the church can engage purposefully 
in ethical reflection upon contemporary social problems and issues. The 
objective of the course is to guide students in preparing models of pastoral- 
prophetic ministry for the local church. The seminar's format will include 
lectures, discussion, and group case analysis. 3 credits 

HD674/774 SEMINAR ON REINHOLD NIEBUHR Riggs 

The seminar will focus on selected writings of Reinhold Niebuhr from the 
four distinct periods of his life. The purpose of the seminar is to understand 
Niebuhr's theology and ethic on its own terms and to inquire of its im- 
portance and limitations for faith in the late twentieth century. 

3 credits 

HD677 FEMINIST/WOMANIST ETHICS Riggs 

A seminar examining historical, sociological, and theological bases of fem- 
inist and womanist ethics. The course will explore questions which compare 
and contrast feminist and womanist understandings of the nature of gender 
oppression, socio-religious ethical issues in the analysis of sexism, and the 
purpose and tasks of a movement against sexist oppression. 3 credits 

HD678 READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN ETHICS Riggs 

A study of the writings of several recent ethicists with special attention to 
their methods and sources in "doing ethics." The seminar will also examine, 
in the writings of contemporary ethicists, perennial themes, such as the 
relationship between love and justice, particularism and universalism, re- 
ligion and morality, and personal and social ethics. 

2 or 3 credits 

HD681 CHRISTOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM Cobb 

This course will consist in a brief survey of the classical and modern treat- 
ment of Christology, followed by more detailed consideration of contem- 
porary reconstructions. The reconstructions selected are examples of 
process, liberation (Latin American), and feminist Christologies. 3 credits 

HD790 CHRISTOLOGY AT THE CROSSROADS Wells 

This course will examine the Christologies of contemporary western the- 
ologians, the response of Latin American theologies, and the relevance of 
the two types for a constructive Caribbean Christology. The student will 
be encouraged to articulate a personal Christology which is relevant to 
ministry in Jamaica. 3 credits 



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INDEPENDENT STUDIES 

The following courses provide an opportunity to engage in individualized 
work on various topics in the Historical-Doctrinal Area under the super- 
vision of an instructor. 



HD691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY Clarke or Gonzalez 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

HD693 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEOLOGY 

Coleman or Guthrie or Stroup 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

HD695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Staff 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

HD696 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MISSION AND 

ECUMENICS Staff 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 



HD697 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ETHICS Riggs 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 



HD698 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MEDIA Russell-Jones 

2 to 4 credits 



PRACTICAL THEOLOGY AREA 

FACULTY: Charles L. Campbell, Robert Leon Carroll, Brian H. Childs, Ron- 
ald H. Cram, F. Barry Davies, Philip R. Gehman, Ben C. Johnson, Sara 
C. Juengst, Jasper N. Keith, Jr., John H. Patton (Chairperson), Robert H. 
Ramey, Jr. (sabbatic leave, winter, spring), Lucy A. Rose, Jeanne Steven- 
son-Moessner, Christine Wenderoth. 



Required courses for M.Div. degree 

P112 BECOMING A MINISTER TO PERSONS Keith 

This course seeks to enable students to grow in their understanding of 
persons and the nature of ministry. It provides a foundation for other 
disciplines within the pastoral field. Topics considered are the church's 
ministry, personal development, and community life. 
Fall 3 credits 



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P151 THE MINISTRY OF WORSHIP AND PREACHING Campbell Rose 

An introduction to the preaching and worship ministry of the Church, 
focusing on the preparation and delivery of sermons within the context of 
Christian worship and on the history, theology, and practice of worship in 
the Reformed and other traditions. 

Spring 4 credits 

P222 EDUCATIONAL MINISTRY Cram 

An investigation will be made of the nature of education, especially its 
moral and religious dimensions, as expressed in household, church, school, 
and society. Students will analyze various educational theories and prac- 
tices, become familiar with educational concepts, and begin to develop their 
own approaches as practical theologians to Christian religious education. 
The course consists of a core plenary and one of three options: Teaching 
and Learning Seminar; Congregation Studies and Christian Religious Ed- 
ucation Seminar; Self-Directed Seminar. 3 credits 

P232 MINISTRY TO PERSONS Childs or Keith or Patton 

The course seeks to provide an understanding of pastoral care as a ministry 
of the church. Specific themes and skills related to the pastoral care of 
persons in their life experiences are explored through classroom presen- 
tations, verbatim materials, and literature. This course includes intensive 
involvement in ministry to persons in a clinical setting, plus seminars. 
Prerequisite for Master of Divinity: PI 12 
Fall or Spring 5 credits 

P281 CHURCH AND MINISTRY- PART I Ramey and Staff 

A course that focuses on the nature of the church and its ministry, giving 
particular attention to the governance, worship, and discipline of the 
church. Students are assigned to particular churches where they make ob- 
servation visits and meet with the pastor for seminars on exercising au- 
thority, leading and moderating a session, and conducting the sacraments 
and ordinances of the church. Non-Presbyterian students study the polity 
of their own denomination in approved courses at other ATA schools or 
with a minister, chosen by Columbia, of their own denomination. 
Prerequisites: SM210, HD233 3 credits 

P382 CHURCH AND MINISTRY- PART II Ramey and Staff 

This course looks at the theory and practice of ministry in regard to de- 
veloping leadership and conflict management skills as well as knowledge 
of the various contexts of ministry. Course content is designed to help 
students deal with particular issues in ministerial formation and acquire 
the skills needed to serve faithfully and effectively as pastors. As in P281, 
students are assigned to congregations for observation visits and seminars 



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with pastors. Arrangements are made with non-Presbyterian students to 
study elsewhere, either in another ATA school or with a local pastor ap- 
proved by Columbia. 
Prerequisites: SM 210, HD233-234 3 credits 



Elective Courses 

General 

P505 WRITING WORKSHOP Staff 

This course is designed to help students become more competent and ef- 
fective writers at Columbia Seminary and in ministry. Students will review 
basics of grammar and composition and practice writing and editing in a 
workshop format. The power and function of written language in ministry 
is a central theme throughout the course. 

non-credit 

P516 WOMEN AND MINISTRY Stevenson-Moessner 

A comprehensive seminar covering the variety of women in a congrega- 
tional setting, highlighting women as recipients and initiators of ministry, 
and discussing such topics as self-esteem and spirituality. ''Women" include 
missionaries, two-thirds-world women, parishioners, and the female cleric; 
there will be a particular emphasis on the role of the spouse of a male 
minister. The seminar will address these questions: What is a useful min- 
istry with women? What kind of caring is most helpful to the women in 
crises, including faith crises? Additional requirements for advance degree 
programs. 2 or 3 credits 

P613 MINISTRY IN MULTICULTURAL CONTEXTS Yoon 

This course focuses on various facets of ministry in multi-cultural contexts. 
It seeks to identify the cultural variations in our dominant cultural heritage 
(white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) and in other cultural heritages, such as 
African-American, Hispanic-American, and Asian-American communities. 
The course will present the important elements that enable each ministry 
to survive and grow and will provide a challenging context with which 
students can form their own styles and unique theologies of ministry. 

3 credits 

P616 MARY, MYSTICS, AND MARTYRS: 

MODELS AND MENTORS OF THE FAITH Stevenson-Moessner 

"Faith of our fathers (and mothers) living still" will be the focus of this 
seminar exploring Christian models and spiritual mentors. By way of sup- 
plementing the usual emphases in the Reformed tradition, the following 



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will be highlighted: the role of Mary, mother of Jesus, and her living legacy; 
the classical and continuing contributions of mystics and martyrs. Film bio- 
graphies of the Madonna (including the Madonna of Medjugorje), Dietrich 
Bonhoeffer, Thomas Merton, and St. Therese of Lisieux will be shown and 
correlated with primary sources. The seminar allows time for work on re- 
ligious role models and forerunners in the faith. 3 credits 

P618 EQUIPPING THE SAINTS Patton 

The course presents an experiential method of group leadership, commu- 
nity building and pastoral supervision designed to facilitate the work of 
ministry, lay and ordained. 3 credits 

P619 SPECIAL ISSUES Cram and Patton 

The course offers an opportunity to experience and reflect upon various 
types of group experience and leadership which may be employed in the 
church's educational ministry and in the ministry of pastoral care. 

3 credits 

Christian Education 

P522 TEACHING WITH IMAGINATION Juengst 

This course will help students develop a more imaginative approach to 
teaching by experiencing a variety of teaching methods. Attention will be 
given to understanding how our theology affects our methodology. 

2 or 3 credits 



P523 RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS 

EDUCATION Cram 

How and why do the ways communities of persons live and understand 
life shape the forms and tasks of religious education? This class will intro- 
duce the student to various approaches to teaching and learning in the 
Christian traditions, as well as selected Jewish and Islamic "ways." Read- 
ings, group discussions, research, field trips, and lecture will shape this 
course. 2 or 3 credits. 



P524 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 

Cram 

General models of planning will be examined and applied for education 
in the congregation. Leadership recruitment, development and support are 
stressed and specific methods considered. Planned choice of curriculum 
and educational resources is included, with examination of specific re- 
sources. 2 credits 



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P525 FAITH DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE CYCLE Wenderoth 

Faith development throughout the human life cycle will be explored using 
Fowler's schema as well as his antecedents and critics. The class will explore 
implications for pastoral counseling and Christian nurture in the congre- 
gation. 
Prerequisites: PI 12, P222 2 or 3 credits 

P526 IMAGINATION, CREATIVITY, AND MAKE- 
BELIEVE IN MINISTRY Cram, Wenderoth 

It is the assumption of this course that imagination, creativity, and make- 
believe are central to the Christian minister's self-identity and to the local 
congregation's self-identity. Special attention will be given to the implica- 
tions of this approach for worship, teaching, and administration. 

2 credits 



P527 THE CHURCH AND THE ADULT Cram 

A study of the adult and of adult education for participation in the life and 
mission of the church and for the Christian life. Research on the older adult 
will be stressed. 
Prerequisites: P112, P222 3 credits 

P622 CONGREGATIONAL LIFE AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Cram 

This course will focus on practical ways to explore and to analyze the 
contextual curriculum ("story") of a local congregation. Multidisciplinary 
in its scope, students will be introduced to pertinent research in such areas 
as the study of social behavior, theology, sociology, anthropology, and his- 
tory. 2 or 3 credits 

P724 THEOLOGY OF AGING AND MINISTRY OF THE 

CHURCH WITH OLDER ADULTS Crossley 

This course will begin the exploration of a theology of aging in the Amer- 
ican context, taking special note of the implications for the ministry of the 
church. 

3 credits 

Pastoral Care and Counseling 

P530 ADDICTION, AGING, AND AIDS Keith 

This course provides information about three major problems of contem- 
porary society and explores ways in which the Christian community can 
participate in prevention, education, and care relative to these issues. 
Prerequisite: P232 3 credits 



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P531a PASTORAL CARE IN FILM AND LITERATURE Childs 

The empirical and rational ways of knowing are important ones used in 
pastoral care and pastoral theology. An intuitive way of knowing is also a 
way of knowing and one seemingly underdeveloped for most pastoral care 
persons. Experiencing art is one way to understand the intuitive way of 
knowing. This course will investigate the limits and possibilities of intuitive 
knowing through the experience of film and literature. Along with reading 
in the history of art in the Christian Church, the course will concern itself 
with contemporary film and literature. 
Prerequisite: P232 2 or 3 credits 

P534 PASTORAL CARE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE 

Childs or Patton 

This course focuses on current developments and issues in marriage and 
family life as these relate to ministry. Various types of ministry to marriage 
and family life will be explored. Particular attention will be given to a 
theological understanding of marriage and family life. 
Prerequisite: PI 12 2 or 3 credits 

P535 MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT Keith 

A seminar for couples, discussing issues in contemporary Christian mar- 
riage and engaging in enrichment experiences, in order to strengthen the 
participants' marriages and prepare them for ministry to other marriages. 

2 or 3 credits 



P536 PASTORAL CARE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Staff 

A seminar discussing the illnesses of children, family dynamics and pastoral 
care of each plus clinical experience. The location is Scottish Rite Children's 
Medical Center in Atlanta. 
Prerequisite: P232 3 credits 

P537 MINISTRY TO DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS Staff 

A seminar discussing the disabilities and handicaps, personal and family 
dynamics, and enlightened treatment of the developmentally disabled per- 
sons plus clinical experience at a retardation center. 
Prerequisite: P232 3 credits 

P538 MINISTRY TO DEEPLY TROUBLED PERSONS Staff 

A seminar discussing the dynamics and behaviors of deeply troubled per- 
sons, plus clinical experience in a mental health facility. 
Prerequisite: P232 3 credits 



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P630 SPECIAL ISSUES IN PASTORAL CARE AND COUNSELING 

Childs or Patton 

An advanced seminar identifying and discussing the major special issues 
confronting pastoral care-giving in contemporary society. Such issues as 
violence, addiction, homosexuality, pandemic disease will be raised. Special 
projects will be generated from student and social issues raised according 
to the needs of the time. 
Prerequisite: P232 2 or 3 credits 

P630a PASTORAL CARE OF WOMEN Stevenson-Moessner 

The goal of this seminar is to respond more appropriately to the distinctive 
physical and psychological pain of women through the medium of pastoral 
care. Questions of personal identity and intimacy as well as female cyclical 
theories will be examined. Concepts of "caring" and "mothering," voca- 
tional motivations, therapeutic alignment with dominant systems, a wom- 
an's role as counselor/counselee, feminine pain and stress, and disciplines 
of support will be discussed. 2 or 3 credits 

P633 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN PASTORAL CARE Keith 

This course will research the literature, study the personalities, and consider 
the historical context of the pastoral care movement in the U.S. in the 20th 
century. 2 or 3 credits 

P634 SYSTEMS OF FAMILY PASTORAL COUNSELING Childs or Patton 

A survey and seminar exploring the various systems of family evaluation 
and therapy. Special emphasis will be placed upon the works of major 
theorists and clinicians (Minuchin, Bowen, Ackerman and Haley). The the- 
ological evaluation of family life and dysfunction will explored. For Th.M. 
and S.T.D. students; others must secure permission of the professor. 

3 credits 

P635 ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN PASTORAL CARE Childs or Patton 

Lectures and case studies are used to explore the boundaries of pastoral 
care and ethics. Issues such as abortion, sexuality, work and play, commit- 
ment to causes, use of economic resources, social responsibility, life and 
death, etc. will be considered. 2 or 3 credits 

P636 PASTORAL COUNSELING IN THE PARISH Childs 

Theory and practice of time-limited, individual pastoral counseling. Basic 
principles of psychological and theological diagnosis; treatment planning; 
and treatment management. Cases investigated will be those typically en- 
countered in the parish. Case studies, lectures, role playing, verbal reports 
will be used. Theological rationale of pastoral counseling will be explored. 
Prerequisite: P232 3 credits 



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P637 PASTORAL CARE AND GRIEF Keith 

A study of the pastoral care response in situations of loss, the dimensions 
of the grief process, and the dynamics of personality involved in grief. 
Events of pastoral care in grief will be shared by the participants. For Th.M. 
and D.Min. students; others must secure permission of professor. 3 credits 

P638 GRADUATE COUNSELING PRACTICUM Staff 

Graduate students in the pastoral counseling program are admitted to work 
under supervision at one of the several local pastoral counseling centers 
until the counseling center certifies achievement of the required level of 
performance. At that time the student will be granted six credits. (Tuition 
for the course is paid directly to the counseling center at a rate established 
by Columbia and the center.) It is expected that upon completion of the 
practicum a student will have sufficient supervision to apply for member- 
ship in the American Association of Pastoral Counseling, Inc. Limited to 
students in the Th.M. in Pastoral Counseling. (Students may register for 
P638a, P638b, P638c for 2 credits per semester.) 
Prerequisite: Oral Examination by professors and supervisors 6 credits 

P639a MEN AND WOMEN IN TRAVAIL AND TRANSITION: 
CONSIDERATIONS IN PASTORAL COUNSELING 

Stevenson-Moessner 

A seminar to discuss issues of men's and women's development, crises, and 
changes that are pertinent to parish work and pastoral care. 3 credits 

P730 PASTORAL COUNSELING IN THE PARISH Patton 

The course focuses upon what ministers already serving in a parish setting 
can do most effectively in their ministry of pastoral counseling. The liter- 
ature on family crisis intervention and short term counseling and evalua- 
tion is reviewed and placed in a pastoral and theological context. 
Consultation on students' parish pastoral counseling cases is offered and 
related to the relevant literature. 

3 credits 

Worship 

P644 RENEWING WORSHIP THROUGH NEW LITURGICAL 

RESOURCES Staff 

The focus of this class is on the four liturgical resources recently produced 
by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on the Sunday service with the Lord's 
Supper, baptism, marriage, and the funeral, evaluating them in their ecu- 
menical context from theological, historical, and pastoral perspectives, and 
thus enriching our understanding of and leadership in worship. 
Prerequisite: P143, P151, or equivalent 3 credits 



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Preaching 

P652 PREACHING AND CHRISTIAN CHARACTER Campbell 

Drawing on materials from the fields of ethics and homiletics, students will 
examine the relationship between preaching and Christian character. The 
following topics will be explored: 1) conceptions of Christian character; 2) 
the significance of the preacher's character for preaching; 3) the role of 
preaching in the character formation of preacher and congregation. 

3 credits 

P653 NARRATIVE AND PREACHING Campbell 

This seminar will examine practically and theoretically the various ways in 
which narrative has been appropriated in contemporary homiletics. Stu- 
dents will be encouraged to explore ways that different approaches to 
narrative may inform their own preaching. 3 credits 

P654 PREACHING AT THE INTERSECTION OF LIFE AND DOCTRINE 

Rose 

This advanced seminar in preaching focuses on the methodology of un- 
derstanding our theology in terms of life experience and life experiences 
in terms of theological concepts; allowing others to expand our understand- 
ing of life, theology, and preaching; and the preaching of sermons that 
explicitly reflect doctrine and life experience. 
Prerequisite: P151, HD233 2 or 3 credits 

P655 PREACHING CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE Rose 

This seminar explores the intersection of theology, experience, and preach- 
ing and requires the writing of sermons based on selected traditional doc- 
trines. 2 or 3 credits 

P656 PREACHING THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN YEAR Campbell 

This course will focus on the temporal dimension of Christian worship and 
its implications for preaching. Students will examine the theological and 
liturgical significance of the Christian year, explore the values and limita- 
tions of the lectionary, and prepare sermons for several major festivals and 
seasons. 2 credits 

P657 TWENTIETH-CENTURY PREACHING: THEORY AND PRACTICE 

Campbell 

Students will examine the homiletical theory and practice of several twen- 
tieth-century preachers as well as trends in contemporary homiletics. Build- 
ing on reading and class discussion, students will develop their own 
theology of preaching and preach two sermons in class. 

2 credits 



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P658 NARRATIVE PREACHING Rose 

This seminar focuses on narrative preaching, which includes both story- 
sermons and. non-story sermons that are organized around a plot. Students 
will evaluate narrative sermons, read homiletical theory, and prepare their 
own narrative sermons. 

2 or 3 credits 



P659 DEVELOPING YOUR OWN PREACHING STYLE Rose 

The purpose of this seminar is for students to evaluate their strengths in 
preaching and to work on improving their preaching. Areas of concentra- 
tion might include sermonic language, a variety of sermon forms, delivery, 
or the use of notes or a manuscript. 

2 or 3 credits 



Communication 

P560 THE MINISTER AS A SPEAKER Taylor 

A study of the principles of healthy and effective vocal expression and the 
application of these to speech in pulpit, committee meeting, and confer- 
ence. 3 credits 

P565 COLUMBIA CHOIR Davies 

A course for students interested in learning about church music through 
singing in a choir. A variety of musical styles will be offered each semester. 
May be taken for a maximum of 2 semesters for credit. 

1 credit per semester 

P567 INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN WORSHIP Davies 

Students will be helped to develop their own philosophy on the use of 
music in the pastorate and, at the same time, will have the opportunity of 
beginning music reading, and using this skill in the playing of handbells. 

2 credits 

Evangelism 

P574 ON DISCERNING GOD'S WILL Johnson 

This course will be conducted in a clinical setting in which students may 
do serious reflection on their journeys with God. The majority of the work 
will center on 30 spiritual directives patterned after the Ignatian model. 

2 credits 



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P575 PASTOR AS EVANGELIST Johnsun 

This course will offer a positive, wholistic description of evangelism. It will 
explore the various pastoral roles with their evangelistic dimension. This 
course is especially helpful for juniors who are preparing for SM210. 

2 or 3 credits 



P576 SPIRITUAL FORMATION Ramey, Johnson 

This course, based on Reformed spirituality, will provide opportunities in 
and out of class for students to practice the particular disciplines that un- 
dergird the Reformed faith. 2 credits 

P677 PASTORAL SPIRITUALITY Johnson 

This course will explore the spirituality of the pastor and how it impacts 
his or her ministry. It will deal with two fundamental aspects of pastoral 
life, spirituality as being and spirituality as doing. It will provide a theo- 
logical understanding and practical directives for the development of a 
distinctive pastoral spirituality. 2 credits 

P771 SPIRITUALITY INTENSIVE Johnson 

This week-long course provides an introduction to the spiritual life through 
lecture, small group discussion, and the practice of the classical disciplines 
of the Christian life. The course is primarily experiential in nature but 
requires preparatory reading and a reflective paper after the event. This 
intensive is a foundational course for lay persons seeking a certificate in 
spirituality and pastors who are pursuing a D.Min. degree with a focus on 
Christian spirituality. 3 credits. 

P772 EVANGELISM INTENSIVE Johnson 

The Evangelism Intensive gathers pastors from across the denomination to 
engage in an 11-day immersion in evangelism. The course aims to help 
each participant identify a critical issue in evangelism, research that issue, 
and propose a practical response to it. This course consists of lectures by 
the faculty, 25-30 hours of research, and a paper. 3 credits 

P778 PASTORAL SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE Johnson 

A major portion of pastoral ministry calls for guiding persons on their 
journey of faith with God. This course will examine resources in the Re- 
formed tradition as well as other traditions that offer assistance for this 
task. An integrative aspect of this course will be the appropriation of in- 
sights through personal and group spiritual guidance. 3 credits 



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Ministry and Church Administration 

P582 CREATIVE CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Ramey 

A course which enables students to administer churches creatively, includ- 
ing administering human, physical and financial resources. 3 credits 

P589 BEGINNING YOUR MINISTRY Ramey 

This course is designed to enable students to make the transition from 
seminary to parish. Students will study issues related to the early years of 
ministry, including entry into parish life, planning a year's work, ministry 
of the laity, conflict management, effecting change, time and stress man- 
agement, staff relationships, office management, working with volunteers, 
and ministry in the small church. Requirement: one project of student's 
choice. Prerequisite: Preferably P382 3 credits 

P680 LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE MINISTRY Ramey 

A course which studies the biblical principles of servant leadership and 
analyzes students' leadership styles. It also suggests concrete ways that 
students can initiate servant leadership in the church and provides oppor- 
tunities for them to develop their leadership skills. 3 credits 

P681 DOING MINISTRY TODAY Harrington 

A study of the basic tasks in parish life: preaching, nurture, stewardship, 
administration and pastoral care; looked at in terms of the emerging culture 
in the U.S.A. 3 credits 

P682 MANAGING CONFLICT IN THE LOCAL CHURCH Ramey 

A course which relates Biblical, theological, and sociological understandings 
of conflict of the various forms of conflict in the life of the Church by study 
of the basic approaches to conflict management and analysis by students 
of their own style of management. Learning techniques will include role 
plays of high conflict meetings, simulation games, and case studies of con- 
flict situations. 3 credits 

P683 MULTIPLE STAFF MINISTRY Ramey 

A study of the meaning and forms of multiple staff ministry, situations in 
which it is taking place, factors in good staff relationships and their imple- 
mentation, and personnel administration. 2 credits 

P684 BUILDING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY THROUGH SMALL 

GROUPS Ramey 

This course deals with the dynamics and philosophies of various small 
groups in the church and explores ways to start and maintain such groups. 

3 credits 



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P689 SPIRITUALITY THEN AND NOW 



Johnson 



This course will explore the forms of spirituality in the New Testament and 
in the history of the church by examining the setting, the content, and the 
ways of practicing these various forms. Course intends to help each student 
appropriate vital elements from these various traditions in shaping one's 
spiritual journey. 3 credits 



P786 REFORMED SPIRITUALITY 



Winn 



This course seeks answers to these questions: What is Reformed piety? 
What is prayer in the Reformed tradition? Are there Reformed classics of 
spirituality? 3 credits 

Independent Studies 

The following courses are designed for students who are interested in 
further study beyond the regular course offerings in the Practical Theology 
Area. Permission of the instructor is required. 



P690 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN STEWARDSHIP 
Any term 

P691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MINISTRY 

Any term 

P692 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHRISTIAN 

EDUCATION 
Any term 



Johnson or Ramey 
2 to 4 credits 

Ramey 
2 to 4 credits 



Cram 
2 to 4 credits 



P693 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PRACTICAL THEOLOGY 

AND COUNSELING Childs or Keith or Patton or Stevenson-Moessner 

2 to 4 credits 



Any term 

P694 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WORSHIP 

Any term 

P695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PREACHING 
Any term 

P696 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPIRITUAL 

FORMATION 
Any term 

P697 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EVANGELISM 
AND CHURCH GROWTH 

Any term 

P698 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN POLITY AND 
ADMINISTRATION 

Any term 



Campbell or Rose 
2 to 4 credits 

Campbell or Rose 
2 to 4 credits 



Johnson or Ramey 
2 to 4 credits 



Johnson 
2 to 4 credits 



Ramey 
2 to 4 credits 



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P699 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NEW OR SMALL 

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT Ramey 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES 

Required courses for M.Div. or M.A. students 

1100 MATS SEMINAR Gonzalez 

This seminar is designed to assist entering MATS students to focus on the 
vocational or personal goals they have for the degree, and aid in devel- 
oping the skills that will allow them to use what they are learning in the 
life of the church or in an academic environment. The exact content of the 
seminar will vary, depending on the interests of those enrolled. The MATS 
Seminar is required of entering, full-time MATS students. Those who are 
part-time are expected to enroll in the seminar after they have taken at 
least two courses, but before they complete 15 credits. Seminar should be 
taken in sequence throughout the academic year. 

Fall 1 credit 

Winter/ Spring 2 credits 

1373 EVANGELISM AND MISSION Johnson 

A course to provide an introduction to the understanding and practice of 
evangelism and mission for those engaged in ministry in local congrega- 
tions. The course includes cross-cultural evangelism, ecumenical and inter- 
national dimensions of mission, strategies for communicating the gospel, 
changing patterns of world mission, and a forward look at evangelism and 
mission in the emerging Church. 
Fall 2 credits 

1402 EVALUATION AND PROJECTION OF MINISTRY 

DEVELOPMENT Carroll 

At the conclusion of the intern year students evaluate their intern experi- 
ence in terms of personal growth, professional behavior, and development 
skills; integrate emerging understandings of the form and nature of min- 
istry into a theory of ministry, and prepare a plan for future development 
in ministry. Required of all year-long interns. 
Summer See SM414 

Elective Courses 

1601 FROM TEXT TO SERMON Biblical Area Staff 

A laboratory course using one particular book of the Bible where students 

work from particular texts to written sermons. 

Prerequisites: B153, B154, P151 3 credits 



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1604 HOMOSEXUALITY: PASTORAL AND THEOLOGICAL 
PERSPECTIVES Childs, Stroup 

An interdisciplinary seminar which examines homosexuality in light of re- 
cent psychobiological and clinical research and biblical and theological 
scholarship. Attention will be given to the general nature of sexuality; the 
various social interpretations of homosexuality; and the assessment of dif- 
ferent forms of homosexuality in the Bible, Christian theology, and the 
history of the Church. Prerequisite: HD233 or 234 and P232 3 credits 

1605 HUMAN SEXUALITY Childs, Stroup 

An examination of issues related to human sexuality from the perspectives 
offered by Biblical theology, Christian tradition, and contemporary human 
sciences. Issues to be addressed will include the following: human sexual 
development, gender identification, marriage and family, church state- 
ments regarding sexuality, sexual abuse, sexual dysfunction, and repro- 
ductive ethics. Presentations by selected authorities in the field of sexology 
will be included. 3 credtis 

1607 CHURCH HYMNS, ARTS, AND ETHICS Davies 

In this interdisciplinary course focussing on the music of the Church, the 
class will examine the Presbyterian Hymnal from the historical, theological, 
ethical, pastoral, and aesthetic points of view, and also listen critically to 
choral works by J. S. Bach and W. A. Mozart. Various resources will be used, 
including viewing the film "Amadeus." 3 credits 

1615 SUFFERING Brueggemann, Childs 

A seminar that will address the biblical/pastoral, theological reality of suf- 
fering, both of God and creation. Relevant literature in theodicy, the be- 
havioral sciences, scripture and social/cultural studies will be investigated. 
Clinical contexts such as medical centers and homeless ministry programs 
may be utilized. 3 credits 

1619 GOD THE FATHER: BIBLICAL AND 

THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Gunn, Stevenson-Moessner 

This seminar will consider how the image of God as father functions in the 
Bible and in the life and worship of the Church today. It will seek to 
understand the feminist critique of this language and to explore possible 
responses. 3 credits 

1651 EDUCATION FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP Cram, Russell-Jones 

An interdisciplinary study of leadership and learning in the Church. Two 
perspectives will be examined: 1) New Testament models of the Church's 
organizations and leadership and 2) insights from contemporary Christian 



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education into communication, organization, and styles of cooperative 
learning. Leadership of the contemporary congregation will be a primary 
emphasis. 3 credits 

1666 PERFORMING THE SCRIPTURES: THE WORSHIPING 

COMMUNITY BETWEEN THE TIMES Campbell and Saunders 

An exploration of the eschatological character of Christian worship and 
preaching in light of the early Christians' conviction that they were living 
in the fullness of time. Students will study biblical texts (Old Testament 
prophecy, Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom, Paul's writings on the res- 
urrection, and the Apocalypse of John), examine the eschatological dimen- 
sions of Christian worship, and preach sermons from eschatological texts. 
Evaluation: Participants will be divided into sheep and goats at the end of 
the course. 3 credits 

1691 INTERDISCIPLINARY INDEPENDENT STUDY Staff 

up to 4 credits 

SUPERVISED MINISTRY 

Required course for M.Div. 

SM210 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: CONGREGATION Carroll and Staff 

This required internship in a congregational setting seeks to enrich the 
preparation for ministry through experiences which call on one to utilize 
previous experience and studies, and which help identify issues for con- 
tinuing pastoral education. For a minimum of ten weeks, the intern engages 
in the ministry of a congregation, serving in a broad range of pastoral 
functions, and engaging in a structured process of theological reflection 
with the supervising pastor and a lay committee. 
Prerequisites: P112, P151. 
Summer 6 credits 

Elective Courses 

SM414 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: THE INTERN YEAR Carroll 

This twelve-month internship, encouraged for all M.Div. students, focuses 
on growth in ministerial identity and competence. The context for the 
Intern Year may be in a congregation, a social agency, an international 
setting, or other placement appropriate for the individual's educational and 
vocational goals. The internship is supervised by an experienced minister 
utilizing an action-reflection process for learning. Components of this in- 
ternship outside the ministry context include (a) the pre-internship semi- 
nar, (b) a two-week interdisciplinary course (on campus in January), and 
(c) a one-week "Evaluation and Projection" course (1402, on campus in 
August). 



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Prerequisite: Completion of A and B Components, or permission of Instruc- 
tor and Dean of Faculty. 

Twelve-month period 11 credits 

SM510 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: THE CITY Carroll 

The course will focus on the issues of engaging in ministry in the urban 
context with special emphasis on service with the poor. It will involve a 
weekly experience (5 hours per week) of ministry in a congregation or 
agency which seeks to do social ministry in the city, a bi-weekly case con- 
ference for learning from the experiences, and readings about social min- 
istry. 2 credits 

SM610 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION UNIT 

Columbia Theological Seminary is a member of the Association for Clinical 
Pastoral Education. A student may participate in a unit of Basic CPE in 
thosm institutions accredited by ACPE. 
Any term, usually Summer 6 credits 

SM611-612-613-614 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION 
INTERNSHIP 

Students may participate in units of Advanced CPE in institutions ac- 
credited by ACPE. 

Twelve-month period 20 credits* 

(non-credit for Th.M. students) 

SM615 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: URBAN CLINICAL 

This course involves a full-time ministry experience which is designed to 
help one function more effectively in an urban context. Students are placed 
in one of several urban ministry settings. An action-reflection process of 
learning is utilized. Supervision is provided by both field supervisors and 
staff persons of the Urban Training Organization of Atlanta. 
Any term, usually Summer 6 credits 

SM620 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: CONGREGATIONAL (Advanced) 

Carroll 

This ten-week internship in a congregational context provides the student 
with the opportunity to focus on specific areas of ministry chosen for con- 
centrated experience (e.g., worship, social ministry, Christian education, 
etc.), or a broad range of experience in a congregation which will develop 
further one's pastoral identity and competence in ministry. 
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SM691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SUPERVISED MINISTRY Carroll 

Any term 2 to 4 credits 

* The total number credits required for the M.Div. degree cannot be reduced 
by more than six credits for these SM electives, but the other credits may 
be applied in another degree program. 

S.T.D. AND D.MIN. COURSES 

The S.T.D. and D.Min. programs consist primarily of advanced courses 
provided by participating schools in the Atlanta Theological Association. 
The 600 level courses in this catalog, together with advanced courses at the 
Candler School of Theology, Erskine Theological Seminary, and the Inter- 
denominational Theological Center, are open to students in these pro- 
grams. The following listing includes other courses specifically developed 
for the S.T.D. and D.Min. programs. 

ATA401 SEMINAR ON MINISTRY Staff 

Basic seminar on ministry theory and career analysis required of all D.Min. 
students. 6 credits 

ATA402 EXPERIENCE IN SUPERVISED MINISTRY AT. A. Staff 

Provides an experience, under supervision, in some aspect of ministry. May 
be designed by student in consultation with Director of Advanced Studies 
or done as CPE unit. Required of all D. Min. students. 6 credits 

ATA403 PROJECT PROPOSAL WORKSHOP Staff 

A workshop presenting the theory of dissertation construction, developing 
one's project proposal, and understanding use of the library in dissertation 
research. Required of Columbia D.Min. students. 

End of January no credit 

End of July 

ATA463 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN PASTORAL 

COUNSELING A.T.A. Staff 

Modern history of pastoral counseling; its roots in theology, psychoanalysis, 

existential and humanistic psychology. 

Required of Th.M. (pastoral counseling) and S.T.D. students. 3 credits 

ATA471 HUMAN BEING IN CONTEXT A.T.A. Staff 

Theological and psychological theories of personhood are examined to as- 
sess their relevance for pastoral counseling. 
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ATA473 DIAGNOSIS AND CHANGE A.T.A. Staff 

The process of change and the place of diagnosis in change are considered 

from both theological and psychological perspectives. 

Required of Th.M. (pastoral counseling) and S.T.D. students. 3 credits 

ATA475 PASTORAL THEOLOGICAL METHOD A.T.A. Staff 

Seeks to develop a pastoral theology consistent with both systematic the- 
ology and pastoral practice. 
Required of Th.M. (pastoral counseling) and S.T.D. students. 3 credits 

ATA477 SEMINAR IN PASTORAL SUPERVISION A.T.A. Staff 

Provides doctoral students in pastoral counseling with the experience of 
pastoral supervision under the guidance of clinical supervisors. Acquaints 
students with the expanding literature on pastoral supervision from a va- 
riety of disciplines. Students may register for ATA477 and ATA477b. 

3 credits 

ATA481 PASTORAL COUNSELING RESEARCH SEMINAR A.T.A. Staff 

A seminar on research methodology in pastoral counseling and pastoral 
theology for S.T.D. and Th.M. students. The seminar is required for S.T.D. 
students in their second and third years in the program. It is recommended 
that Th.M. students in pastoral counseling take at least one year of the 
seminar. (S.T.D. students will register for ATA481a, ATA481b, ATA481c, 
ATA481d for a total of 6 semester credits). 3 credits per year 

ATA485 COUNSELING PRACTICUM Patton and Clinical Staff 

In each term the student engages in from two to four hours of counseling 
per week under supervision. Assigned readings and appropriate didactic 
materials are included. (Students will register for ATA485a, ATA485b, 
ATA485c, and ATA485d for a total of 18 semester credits.) 
Required of S.T.D. students 9 credits per year 

ATA489 DIRECTED STUDY 

Taken at recommendation of the advisor. Credit as assigned 

ATA496 DOCTORAL PROJECT 

Required of all D.Min. and S.T.D. students. 6 credits 

ATA000 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE 

Required for S.T.D. students not registered for course work, clinical work 
or doctoral project supervision in any long semester. Non credit 



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ACADEMIC NOTES 

YEARLY SCHEDULE 

The academic year is composed of two long semesters of 14 weeks each 
and a short January term. During the summer the seminary offers a full 
program of supervised ministry, independent study under the guidance of 
a member of the faculty, an eight-week course in beginning Greek, and a 
four-week summer session designed primarily for D.Min. students and min- 
isters interested in continuing education. The sequential nature of the cur- 
riculum for M.Div. degree students makes it preferable that they begin their 
work with the summer course in beginning Greek (or with the fall term if 
they have already mastered basic Greek grammar). 

COMMUNITY WORSHIP 

The seminary community gathers for worship each day of regular 
classes to express its thanksgiving for and need of God's grace and to pray 
for the church and the world. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper is cel- 
ebrated each Friday. 

WEDNESDAY FORUMS 

Included in worship each Wednesday is a forum which leads the Co- 
lumbia community into consideration of significant issues for the church 
in the world, or exposes it to persons from other denominations and parts 
of the earth, or directs it in spiritual formation. A majority of the forums 
are designed and led by student organizations. 

ORIENTATION 

An orientation program which is required of all entering students is 
held during the days preceding the regular opening of the seminary in the 
fall. It offers an opportunity for new students to get acquainted with one 
another and with student body leaders and members of the faculty. Tests 
are administered to help new and transfer students identify and under- 
stand particular strengths and deficiencies of preparation for theological 
instruction. 

Returning students are also required to participate in the orientation 
days, which include activities such as a debriefing of the summer super- 
vised ministry or intern program, a discussion of procedures for receiving 
a call from a congregation, and consultation with faculty advisors. 

SUMMER GREEK SCHOOL 

Entering students in the M.Div. degree program are encouraged to have 
a reading knowledge of New Testament Greek. For those students who are 
not prepared in Greek, the seminary offers a six credit course, B021, during 



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the summer. The course runs for an eight-week period and meets daily, 
usually each morning, Monday through Friday, for two hours, with small 
group afternoon tutorial sessions. Students who have successfully com- 
pleted two years of Greek in college or who pass a Greek qualifying ex- 
amination are exempt from B021. 

FLEXIBILITY BY ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND SPECIAL STUDIES 

Students who have strong backgrounds in particular fields of the cur- 
riculum, or who demonstrate unusual proficiency in their work are given 
opportunities for special placement or for independent work. Requests for 
flexibility in a student's program should be made to the Dean of Faculty. 
Two opportunities for flexibility are available. 

1. Students may be permitted advanced placement in the A and B 
components if they can satisfactorily demonstrate that they have already 
achieved the objectives of a given course. This means that they may be 
exempt from the course and permitted to take an advanced course in the 
area. 

2. Academically qualified students may be permitted to engage in spe- 
cial study as a route to the establishment of competence in a required course 
rather than taking one or several required courses. 

INDEPENDENT STUDY 

Students are encouraged to design and pursue their own program of 
independent research and study as a part of the elective offerings. Con- 
tracts for reading courses and research projects may be drawn up with 
faculty members teaching in the area of the student's interest. The nature 
and extent of the work projected and completed determine the amount of 
credit given. Such courses provide students the opportunity to investigate 
areas of specialized interest in which no regular electives are offered. 

HONORS PROGRAM 

Students in the Master of Divinity degree program who enter the C 
component with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 and a 3.6 average 
in the proposed area of study may enter the Honors Program. Waiver of 
these requirements is by vote of the entire faculty in the proposed area of 
study. Students choose to work in the Biblical, historical-doctrinal or prac- 
tical theology areas and with a particular professor. The program consists 
of guided study in both long semesters for a total of 8 credits. For additional 
information, see the chairperson of the area of interest. 

CREDIT VALUATION AND COURSE LOAD 

While the educational progress of the student cannot be ultimately 
measured by the number of credits earned, a system of course valuation is 
necessary to assure balance in the curriculum. Columbia estimates a se- 
mester credit as approximately 42 to 45 working hours, except for certain 



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supervised ministry and clinical programs whose work investment is de- 
termined by the contract for the particular course. The satisfactory com- 
pletion of a course, however, is determined not by time invested but goals 
and objectives achieved. 

With the exception of their initial term, students are required to consult 
with their faculty advisors before registering for courses. The standard 
number of credits students in basic degree programs may take in the 14- 
week terms is 16. A student with at least a B average may take up to 17 
credits. In the January term students may register for no more than three 
credits unless taking HD241. 

The M.Div. degree normally requires three full academic years in resi- 
dence, plus a summer term for SM210. The Master of Arts in Theological 
Studies usually requires two full academic years. Advanced degrees involve 
the student in part-time study for a minimum of two years. 

GRADING 

At the close of each term grades are given to basic degree students 
according to the following four quality points system. A grade report is 
sent to each student and denominational supervisor, if applicable. For A 
through D component students, special, Master of Arts in Theological Stud- 
ies, unclassified and occasional students, the criteria for grading are crea- 
tivity, mastery of material, skill in organizing and expressing ideas, and the 
ability to relate to other learnings. The grading system is: 



A 


4.0 


Outstanding 


A- 


3.7 


Superior 


B + 


3.3 


Very Good 


B 


3.0 


Good 


B- 


2.7 


Slightly above standard 


C + 


2.3 


Standard 


c 


2.0 


Slightly below standard 


c- 


1.7 


Below standard 


D 


1.0 


Serious deficiencies 


F 


0.0 


Unacceptable 



An E is given when a portion of the course requirements — such as a 
major paper, an examination or a project — is unacceptable to the instruc- 
tor. Unless such work is completed in acceptable form within the time 
extension, the E becomes a final grade of F. An F is given when the total 
work of the course is unacceptable or when work is not completed within 
the term or within an approved extension. 

C component students may choose to take up to six elective credits for 
H/S/U, with the permission of the instructor, if permission is granted at the 
beginning of the term. 

H honors, for work of exceptionally distinguished quality. 



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S satisfactory, for work which represents sufficient mas- 

tery of the content of the course to merit recommen- 
dation for graduation. 
U unsatisfactory, for work which represents insufficient 

mastery of the content of the course to merit recom- 
mendation for graduation. 
For Th.M, S.T.D., and D.Min. students: 
A 4.0 excellent 

B 3.0 good 

C 2.0 passing 

F 0.0 failure 

PROBATION 

An entering student may be placed on probation due to deficiencies in 
the student's undergraduate preparation. In addition, any student who fails 
to make a 2.5 average in any term or whose cumulative grade point average 
falls below 2.3 will be placed on academic probation for the next term. 

UNACCEPTABLE WORK 

A U may be remedied by further work in the course, by repeating the 
course, or by taking an elective course relating to the area of deficiency. A 
U given for unexcused late work shall normally require additional work. 
A student whose work is unsatisfactory will be placed on probation. If the 
U is not removed by the next term, the student will be dropped from school. 

APPEALS 

Appeal of a grade given for work in a course or for the entire course 
may be made: first, with the instructor; second, with the Dean of Faculty; 
third, as a last appeal, by a written statement sent through the Dean of 
Faculty to the faculty. 

Appeal of probation may be made to the Judicial Commission of the 
faculty through the Dean of Faculty. 

Appeal of suspension or dismissal from the seminary may be made to 
the Board of Directors by giving written notice to the president of the 
seminary. 

TEMPORARY GRADES 

Two temporary notations may be given in certain cases. "In Progress" 
(IP) is used for courses which last more than one term. "Incomplete" (Inc.) 
is used for late work when a written excuse has been approved by the 
professor and the Dean of Faculty. Further provisions for the "Incomplete" 
can be found in the Student Handbook. Neither temporary notation carries 
credit. 



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STUDENT HANDBOOK 

Additional information for basic degree students will be found in the 
Student Handbook. 

ORDINATION EXAMS 

Students who become candidates for ordination in the Presbyterian 
Church (USA) are required to take written examinations in the areas of 
Bible, theology, worship and sacraments, and polity. There is ample op- 
portunity within the regular seminary curriculum to take course work 
preparatory to the exams. 

SENIOR WORSHIP 

Students in the C component are required to lead worship for the com- 
munity. The experience may be videotaped and reviewed with a member 
of the homiletics faculty. 

GRADUATION WITH HONORS 

Basic degrees students who have earned at least a 3.60 grade point 
average on course work will, with the approval of the faculty, be awarded 
the degree "with distinction." 




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AWARDS AND 
SCHOLARSHIPS 

AWARDS AND PRIZES 

Through the gifts of alumni and friends of the seminary, several prizes 
and awards have been established to recognize outstanding academic 
achievements by basic degree students. 

The Wilds Book Prize was established by Louis T. Wilds of Columbia, 
South Carolina, in 1917. In 1992, an addition to the fund was made by Mary 
Scott Wilds Hill, Annie Edmunds Wilds McLeod, and Murphy Candler 
Wilds in memory of their parents, Laura Candler Wilds and Louis T. Wilds, 
Jr. '11. The fund provides a cash award to the graduating M.Div. student 
selected by the faculty for the highest distinction in his or her academic 
work over the entire seminary program. 

The Lyman and Myki Mobley Prize in Biblical Scholarship has been estab- 
lished in memory of Donald Lyman Mobley (Columbia class of 1977) and 
Myki Powell Mobley (Candler School of Theology, class of 1977). It is given 
each year to the student or faculty member doing exemplary work in the 
field of Biblical scholarship as it relates to the worship and work of the 
church. 

The Paul T. Fuhrmann Book Prize in Church History was established in 1962 
by an alumnus of the seminary to honor the late Dr. Paul T. Fuhrmann, 
former Professor of Church History. The award is made annually to the 
student who has shown the most outstanding achievement in church his- 
tory. 

The Florrie Wilkes Sanders Prize in Theology is given by the family of Florrie 
Wilkes Sanders of Atlanta, GA. It is awarded each year to the student 
presenting the best paper showing sound theological scholarship and rel- 
evance to the needs of Christian people in the contemporary world. Special 
attention is given to the papers relating theology to the education, profes- 
sions and avocations of lay people. 

The Emma Gaillard Boyce Memorial Award is made annually by the Rev. 
David Boyce, an alumnus of the seminary, in honor of his mother, a de- 
voted music teacher, choir director, church musician and minister's wife. It 
is awarded to the student writing the best paper on the creative use of 
music in worship. 

Two Abdullah Awards are available each year by the Rev. Gabriel Ab- 
dullah, an alumnus of the seminary. One is given for the best paper setting 
forth a plan for the teaching of Bible in the public schools; the second for 
the best paper designing a program for the development of moral and 
spiritual values in the public schools. 



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The Indiantown Country Church Award was established by the family of 
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Stuckey in their honor to highlight the work of ministry 
in churches in rural areas. The prize is awarded annually to a student who 
has done outstanding work in the summer in a rural ministry. 

The Ludwig Richard Max Dewitz Biblical Studies Award is a cash award to 
the student who prepared the best Old Testament exegesis during the 
academic year. A judging committee of professors of Old Testament nom- 
inates a person to the faculty for election. 

The Samuel A. Cartledge Biblical Studies Award. A cash award and a copy 
of the Greek New Testament, the latter provided by the American Bible 
Society, is awarded to the student who prepared the best New Testament 
exegesis during the academic year. A judging committee of professors of 
New Testament exegesis nominates a person to the faculty for election. 

The Presbytery of St. Andrew Women of the Church Preaching Award is given 
for the best sermon preached by a student during the academic year. 

James T. and Celeste M. Boyd Book Fund Award. This award is presented 
to a graduating senior as a means of encouraging and helping establish a 
personal theological library of books and resources. 

The C. Virginia Harrison Memorial Fund Award is presented to a rising 
senior who is conscientious, responsible, hard working, and in need of 
financial assistance. The president, in consultation with the secretary to the 
president, selects the recipient of this award. 

The Columbia Leadership Award, approved by the faculty in 1992, is given 
to a graduating senior who shows promise of providing outstanding lead- 
ership to the church. The recipient will have demonstrated unusual lead- 
ership qualities at Columbia, as well as spiritual depth and integrity. 

COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIPS 

Qualified men and women planning to attend seminary or seeking to 
explore the possibility of entering the ministry may apply for a Columbia 
Scholarship for study at Columbia Theological Seminary. These one-year 
scholarships are for persons in the M.Div. program who have exhibited 
significant academic and leadership abilities during their undergraduate 
studies and in community involvements and church commitments. 

The Admissions Committee may award up to eight Columbia Scholar- 
ships for each academic year. The scholarship covers tuition, room and 
board at the single-student rate, assuming that the recipient lives on cam- 
pus. The award for a student choosing to live off-campus will be reduced 
by $1,000. 

Columbia Scholarship recipients who show financial need over and 
above the Columbia Scholarships award may be granted financial aid up 
to $2,500. Such financial aid will include a service scholarship. 



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To be eligible for a Columbia Scholarship, applicants must be citizens 
of the United States or Canada. A scholarship application and a personal 
interview are required. All recipients are required to enroll full-time for 
one academic year at the seminary. 

Application for a Columbia Scholarship is made through the Office of 
Admissions at Columbia Seminary. Applications must be received no later 
than March 15. Announcement of the awards will normally be made by 
mid-April. 

All those applying for a Columbia Scholarship will automatically be 
considered for regular admission and financial aid if they are not awarded 
a scholarship. 

HONOR SCHOLARSHIPS 

A number of Honor Scholarships have been established at Columbia 
Theological Seminary for full-time M.Div. students. Some are awarded an- 
nually by the Admissions Committee to entering students on the basis of 
their academic achievement, leadership in the church and on campus, and 
demonstration of exceptional promise for the ordained ministry. 

Additional Honor Scholarships are awarded each spring to returning 
M.Div. students on the basis of academic performance. They are selected 
by the Basic Degrees Committee. 

Honor Scholarships may be used only for tuition at the seminary. Re- 
cipients who show need over and above the Honor Scholarship award 
(which may cover tuition for up to nine months) may be granted financial 
aid. Such financial aid will include a service scholarship. The Honor Schol- 
arships are: the Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, Jr., Scholarship; the Rev. George 
Henry Cornelson Scholarship; the Rev. Harry Keller Holland Scholarship; 
the J. Erskine Love, Jr. Merit Scholarship; the Rev. John L. Newton Schol- 
arship; the Smith-Thompson Scholarship; and the J. M. Tull Scholarship. 

COLUMBIA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIPS 

A number of scholarships are funded annually by the Columbia Friend- 
ship Circle. These scholarships are awarded to M.Div. degree students by 
the Basic Degrees Committee upon nomination by the President and Dean 
of Students with consultation from the Development Office. In 1993-94 each 
grant will be for $4,400. 

The following criteria will be used in making nominations: 

a. The student will be a second or third year student (fourth year if 
the student has been involved in a year-long internship). 

b. The student will have demonstrated both a strong commitment 
to God's call and diligence in studies at Columbia Seminary. 

c. The student will be a parent with family responsibilities. 

d. The student will have demonstrated financial need. 



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Recipients who show need over and above the Columbia Friendship 
Circle Scholarship may be eligible for additional financial aid. Such financial 
aid will include a service scholarship. 

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS 

The Seminary awards each year one or more fellowships to outstanding 
graduates completing the M.Div. degree. The purpose of these fellowships 
is to recognize superior intellectual achievement demonstrated during the 
course of the regular seminary program and to provide a modest support 
for graduate work beyond the first professional degree. They must be used 
toward an accredited master's degree or doctoral graduate degree program 
in which the recipient engages in the scholarly pursuit of an academic 
theological discipline. 

The Fannie Jordan Bryan Fellowships were established through a generous 
legacy left to Columbia Theological Seminary by the late Mrs. Fannie Jordan 
Bryan of Columbia, South Carolina. The Columbia Graduate Fellowships were 
initiated by the senior Class of 1941 and continue to be funded through 
the operating expense budget of the seminary. The Anna Church Whitner 
Memorial Fellowships are given periodically from a legacy left to the semi- 
nary in 1928 by the late William C. Whitner, of Rock Hill, SC, in memory 
of his mother. 

A new graduate fellowship was established during 1983 by the Rever- 
end and Mrs. Harvard A. Anderson of Orlando, FL. This fellowship is 
awarded to the graduate determined by the faculty to have the greatest 
potential for future academic achievement. 




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STUDENT INFORMATION 

HOUSING 

Seminary housing is ordinarily reserved for basic degree students. Appli- 
cation for seminary housing should be made as early as possible following 
acceptance. All inquiries about housing should be directed to the Business 
Office. 

Unmarried Students 

Dormitory housing is available for unmarried students. Most of the rooms 
are for single occupancy; many of them have connecting baths. All rooms are 
fully furnished with the exception of linens. Laundry facilities are provided. 
Students who live in dormitory rooms participate in the standard board plan. 

Unmarried students also have access to the suites and efficiency units 
mentioned below. 

Married Students Without Children 

Suites of two rooms with private bath are available for married students 
without children. These suites are ordinarily fully furnished with the ex- 
ception of linens. However, a limited number are unfurnished. Laundry 
facilities are provided. Students who live in suites participate in the stand- 
ard board plan. The standard board plan or a modified board plan is avail- 
able for spouses. 

In addition, the seminary has a limited number of efficiency units which 
include cooking facilities. Students in these units need not participate in 
the standard board plan. 

Students With Children 

One, two, and three bedroom unfurnished apartments are available to 
students with children. The rent for these apartments is below market rates 
and varies depending on the size of apartment. 

FINANCIAL AID 

Columbia Seminary grants financial aid to basic degree students who 
are taking 11 credit hours or more during each long semester and 3 credit 
hours during the winter term, and to a limited number of advanced degree 
students. Eligibility is based upon need as determined by the seminary's 
financial aid program. 

Students applying for financial aid complete a Columbia Seminary fi- 
nancial aid application that provides an estimate of their income and ex- 
penses and a Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid Service 



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(GAPSFAS) form. The difference between a student's income and the es- 
tablished expense norms constitutes the determined financial need of the 
student. After financial need is calculated, financial aid is awarded in the 
form of, first of all, a service scholarship, and a grant-in-aid. 

Financial aid is credited to a student's account in the Business Office 
and is awarded on a prorated basis as follows: 44 percent fall semester; 12 
percent winter term; 44 percent spring semester. Financial aid is first ap- 
plied against seminary charges for tuition, rent, board, and fees. Students 
who withdraw from the seminary or become part-time students during a 
term forfeit their right to financial aid for the term in which such action is 
taken. 

Entering students must submit the seminary's financial aid form and 
the GASPFAS form by July 30. Students entering the seminary in the winter 
term or the spring semester must submit applications for financial aid 
within the first week of the term. Entering students should submit appli- 
cations as soon as possible since awards are made as applications are re- 
ceived and are contingent upon the availability of funds. 

Returning students are required to complete the GAPSFAS form by 
April 23 and the seminary's financial aid application by April 30. 

Persons interested in more detailed information about the financial as- 
sistance offered by Columbia Seminary should contact the Office of Finan- 
cial Aid. 

FEDERAL STAFFORD LOAN PROGRAM 

The Federal Stafford Loan (formerly Guaranteed Student Loan) Pro- 
gram is made available under the Higher Education Act of 1965 and reg- 
ulated through federal and state agencies of Departments of Education so 
as to comply with subsequent amendments governing Title IV monies. This 
program is designed to provide loans to students enrolled in education 
beyond high school. Institutions such as Columbia Seminary assist students 
with the application process by determining the student's eligibility and 
need for the loan and by certifying the student's satisfactory participation 
in the course of education for which the monies are borrowed. The loans 
to students are made primarily by commercial lending institutions. The 
Stafford Loan Program provides preferable interest rates and delays repay- 
ment of loan until after the student graduates or terminates from the course 
of studies. An eligible student enrolled at Columbia may seek a loan within 
the state of Georgia or from a lending institution within his/her legal state 
of residence. Information pertaining to application procedures and policy 
regulations for a Stafford Loan at Columbia may be obtained from the 
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. 

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BENEFITS 

Certification for V.A. benfits is handled through the Office of Student 
Life. 



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HOSPITALIZATION INSURANCE 

Each student is required to have some form of hospitalization insurance 
acceptable to the seminary. Students may purchase group insurance which 
is offered to the student body, or they may purchase insurance through 
other sources. Presbyterian students who are inquirers or candidates of 
their presbyteries' Committees on Preparation for Ministry are eligible to 
participate in the major medical plan of the Board of Pensions of the 
PC(USA). 




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STATEMENT OF CHARGES - EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 1993 

TUITION 

Per credit hour $ 227 

Eleven credits or more (per semester) 2,382 

Audit fee per credit hour 114 

D.Min. and Th.M. Extension Fee (first time) 100 

D.Min. and Th.M. Extension Fee (second time) 200 

BOARD 

Summer Greek School 492 

Fall term 1003 

Winter term 272 

Spring term 1003 

ROOM 

Single student, single room, summer Greek school 305 

Single student, single room, fall or spring term 638 

Single student, single room, winter term 174 

Suite, summer Greek school 438 

Suite, fall or spring term 886 

Suite, winter term 243 

OTHER HOUSING - monthly rates 

Efficiency units, Florida Hall or Simons Law Hall 278 

Village Apartments: 4 bedroom, units 3-6 449 

3 bedroom, units 15, 16, 35-42 429 

3 bedroom, units 9, 25-26 391 

3 bedroom, unit 1 408 

2 bedroom, units 31-34 391 

2 bedroom, units 2, 10-14 355 

2 bedroom, units 19-22, 27-30 332 

1 bedroom, units 23 and 24 296 

SUPERVISED MINISTRY FEES 

SM210 and SM210C each 600 

SM212 600 

SM213 and SM214 each 300 

SM414 (including 5 credits of course work) 1,504 

SM610 and SM615 each 600 

SM611-614 1,880 

SM616 1,880 

SM620 600 

ATA402 Experience in Supervised Ministry 600 

OTHER FEES 

ATA000 Administrative Fee 50 

ATA401 Seminar on Ministry 700 

ATA496 Doctoral Project 600 

B021 Essentials of Greek (Summer Greek School) 882 

P232 Ministry to Persons (with praxis) 161 

HD241 Alternative Context, Atlanta (plus 4 credit course fee) 125 

HD241 Alternative Context, Other U.S. (plus 4 credit course fee) 250 



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HD241 Alternative Context, International (plus 4 credit course fee) 450 

Thesis Binding (per copy) 10 

Application Fee 30 

Occasional Student Application Fee 15 

Commencement Fee 75 

PAYMENT OF FEES 

Degree candidates must pay charges for tuition, fees, room, and board 
or make satisfactory arrangement for the payment thereof with the Busi- 
ness Office by the deadline set at the beginning of each term in order to 
remain in class. 

Non-degree students must pay tuition charges in full prior to the end 
of the first full week of classes in order to remain in class. 



All fees and charges listed are subject to change. 
REFUND POLICY 

Tuition 

1. A student who has paid tuition fees in advance and decides not to 
attend a semester or term is entitled to a 100 percent refund if a written 
request is received by Columbia by the end of the first week of the 
term. After that date, no refund is due, but an amount may be given 
upon the initiative of Columbia. 

2. A student dropping a course during the "course addition" period (the 
first week of a long semester and the first two days of a winter or 
summer term) is entitled to a full tuition refund. 

3. A student dropping a course during the "course drop" period (the first 
six weeks of a long semester and the first week of a short winter or 
summer term) is entitled to a one-third refund of the tuition involved. 

4. A student allowed to withdraw from a course or a student leaving 
school for any reason without formal "dropping" or approved with- 
drawal is not entitled to any refund. 

Written requests for refunds should be made to the Registrar, Room 113, 
Campbell Hall and received before the deadlines stated above. 

Room 

A student who has entered into a lease agreement for a seminary hous- 
ing unit for a term or semester is responsible for payment in full unless a 
written request is made to the Vice President for Business and Finance, 
Room 106, Campbell Hall at least one week before the first day of classes. 
In that case, a 100 percent refund will be made. In other cases a refund 
amount may be given upon the initiative of Columbia. 



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Board 

A student who has applied for board and has a sufficient reason for 
withdrawing from board status will be granted a full refund if a written 
request is made to the Vice President for Business and Finance, Room 106, 
Campbell Hall at least one week before the first day of classes. 

Financial Assistance 

A student who withdraws from the seminary or becomes a part-time 
student forfeits any financial assistance (scholarships and financial aid) pre- 
viously awarded for the term in which such action occurs. 




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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
AND ACTIVITIES 

Student Coordinating Council 

The Student Coordinating Council was established to initiate discussion 
and decisions within the student body, to respond to the needs of the 
student community, and to coordinate student and community activities. 
It represents the interests of the entire seminary community, i.e., students 
on and off campus, international students, and families of students. 

Society for Missionary Inquiry 

This society was founded in 1832 and has been an instrument through 
the years to promote an active interest in missions among the students and 
throughout the church. The society brings outstanding speakers before the 
student body. Another work of this group is in providing hospitality for 
international students and visitors on the Columbia campus. Through the 
work of the society a number of students have responded to the challenge 
of international missions. 

Fellowship for Theological Dialogue 

This society was established for the purpose of encouraging every stu- 
dent to the highest possible scholarship. Membership is open to all students 
and faculty on a voluntary basis. Lectures, informal discussions with vis- 
iting lecturers, symposia by member of the faculty, and other meetings are 
sponsored in the interest of theological scholarship. 

Peace Source 

The Peace Source is a campus organization concerned with issues of 
peace, justice, and freedom. It explores these concerns through study and 
involvement within the community and world. 

Women's Issues in Ministry 

This organization offers support for women students as well as oppor- 
tunities for dialogue about issues which are of particular concern for 
women in ministry. Activities include annual retreats, sponsorship of a 
women's caucus during the Columbia Forum, and opportunities to attend 
conferences and workshops which focus on women's issues for ministry. 

Spouses of Seminarians 

This is an organization primarily for the spouses of regularly enrolled 
students. Spouses of students, spouses of faculty and staff, and other in- 
vited persons meet together for study and for the sharing of mutual con- 
cerns and interests. The Spouses of Seminarians also sponsor a number of 
events for the entire Columbia community. 



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Student Athletic Program 

Athletic activities are available and open to all students and their fam- 
ilies. These activities include volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, softball, 
tennis, ping pong, and golf. 

Student Supply Preaching 

Columbia Seminary works with local congregations in making arrange- 
ments for student supply preaching. Students are generally assigned on a 
rotating basis to churches that have requested supply ministers. 




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SUPPORT OF COLUMBIA 
SEMINARY 

The mission of Columbia Theological Seminary is to prepare good min- 
isters of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel and to serve the Church, the 
community, and the world. The seminary is also committed to the mission 
of nurturing those already ordained through continuing education and 
serving as a resource center for the entire Church. 

In recent years, student tuition and fees provide for about 24 percent 
of the seminary's budget, while an additional 7 percent comes from indi- 
vidual gifts. A growing endowment provides approximately 50 percent of 
the annual budget. Four percent of the current operating budget comes 
from benevolence monies provided by the Presbyterian Church (USA). The 
balance of the budget comes from miscellaneous sources. 

Columbia Seminary's supporting synods have historically stated and 
repeatedly affirmed their intentions to be responsible for the support of 
the seminary. Columbia is indebted to the synods for their endorsement 
and assistance in increasing the seminary's endowment through capital 
fund drives. 

One of the best ways a person can invest in the vital ministry of Co- 
lumbia Seminary is by contributing to the annual fund or by establishing 
a permanently endowed scholarship or memorial fund. 

ALUMNI/AE ASSOCIATION 

Columbia's alumni/ae hold their annual meeting on the seminary cam- 
pus during the Columbia Forum in January. Stimulating presentations on 
ministry are offered, classes hold yearly reunions, the Alumni/ae Council 
and officers are elected, and distinguished graduates and retiring professors 
are honored. 

COLUMBIA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE 

Columbia Friendship Circle (CFC) is an association of thousands of Pres- 
byterian women throughout the PC(USA) who assist the seminary in three 
ways: by praying for the seminary and telling its story in their local areas; 
by encouraging young men and women to consider the ministry and Co- 
lumbia Seminary; and by providing financial assistance to the seminary 
each year for support of particular projects. During the past several years 
CFC has raised over $30,000 each year to support students and their families 
with special financial needs. 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mr. John A. Conant Chair 

Dr. William T. Bryant Vice Chair 

Mrs. Emily C. Wood Secretary 

Mrs. Peggy M. Rowland Assistant Secretary 

Term to Expire in 1993 

The Rev. Joanna Adams Decatur, GA 

Mr. Howard Ector Marietta, GA 

Mrs. Florida Ellis Atlanta, GA 

Mr. Frank James Birmingham, AL 

Dr. J. Phillips Noble Decatur, GA 

Mr. William J. Noonan Pensacola, FL 

Mr. Aubrey Patterson Tupelo, MS 

Mr. William Scheu Jacksonville, FL 

Dr. Cordell Wynn Tuscaloosa, AL 

Term to Expire in 1994 

Dr. William T. Bryant, Jr Nashville, TN 

The Rev. Franklin D. Colclough Sumter, SC 

Mr. George H. Cornelson Clinton, SC 

The Rev. Ed Hopper Lexington, KY 

The Rev. Vernon Hunter Mobile, AL 

Dr. Margaret Miller Maitland, FL 

Ms. Jean Norman Pensacola, FL 

Mr. William John Park Greenwood, SC 

Mr. John H. Weitnauer, Jr St. Simons Island, GA 

Mrs. Emily C. Wood Maitland, FL 

Term to Expire in 1995 

Mr. Howell F. Adams, Jr Atlanta, GA 

The Rev. William R. Barron Knoxville, TN 

Mr. Thomas W. Brown Lake City, FL 

Mrs. Ann D. Cousins..... Atlanta, GA 

Dr. Howard Edington Orlando, FL 

Mrs. Gay Love Atlanta, GA 

Mr. David Quattlebaum Greenville, SC 

The Rev. Arthur Ross St. Petersburg, FL 

Mrs. Betty Simmons Jackson, MS 

Dr. G. Dana Waters III Birmingham, AL 

At Large Members 

Mr. John Conant Atlanta, GA 

Mr. Charles "Pete" Cross Orlando, FL 

Mr. Lawrence Gellerstedt, Jr Atlanta, GA 

Dr. W. Frank Harrington Atlanta, GA 

The Rev. Joseph S. Harvard Durham, NC 

Mr. J.C. "Bud" Shaw Cartersville, GA 

Mr. Ben T. Vernon, Jr Denver, NC 



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COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Columbia Theological Seminary 

1993 

Executive 

John A. Conant, Chair 

William T. Bryant, Vice Chair 

Emily C. Wood, Secretary 

Howell Adams 

Florida Ellis 

Betty Simmons 

John Weitnauer 

Planning and Development 
John H. Weitnauer, Chair 
Ann D. Cousins 
Charles "Pete" Cross 
Howard Ector 
Lawrence Gellerstedt, Jr. 
W. Frank Harrington 
Gay Love 
William John Park 
David Quattlebaum 
J.C. Shaw 
Ben Vernon 
Emily C. Wood 

Student Life 

Betty Simmons, Chair 

William Barron 

Frank Colclough 

George Cornelson 

Joseph Harvard 

William E. Scheu 

Cordell Wynn 
Investment 

Robert B. Lang, Chair 
Samuel E. Allen 
John M. Bragg 
Taylor Glover 
Julian LeCraw 
John H. McDonald 
J. Phillips Noble 
Ben Vernon 

Ex Officio 

President Douglas W. Oldenburg 

Treasurer John W. Gilmore 

Chair John A. Conant 

Director of Development and Seminary Relations 

Frank Willey 



Academic Affairs 
Florida Ellis, Chair 
Joanna Adams 
William T. Bryant 
Howard Edington 
Vernon Hunter 
Frank James 
Margaret Greer Miller 
Arthur Ross 
Dana Waters 



Business Management 
Howell Adams, Chair 
Tom Brown 
Edward Hopper 
J. Phillips Noble 
William J. Noonan 
Jean Norman 
Aubrey Patterson 



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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 





John W. Gilmore, M.Div., 

J.D., C.P.A. 
Vice President for Business 

and Finance 



Frank T. Willey, M.Div. 
Director of Development 
and Seminary Relations 






Ernestine Cole, M. Div. 
Associate Dean of Students 



Robin S. Dietrich, B.A. 
Financial Aid Officer 



Richard A. Dodds, D.Min. 
Coordinator of 
Planned Giving 





Juliette J. Harper, B.A. 

Director of Publications 

and Publicity 



Gloria E. Jennings, M.Div. 

Associate Director of 

Annual Fund and 

Alumni/ae Relations 



Cecil Moore, B.D. 

Superintendent of Buildings 

and Grounds 



Rebecca S. Parker, M.Div. 
Director of Admissions 





Suanne B. SauerBrun, B.A. 
Bookstore Manager 



T. Clark Simmons, B.B.A. 
Associate Campaign Director 




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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Douglas W. Oldenburg, D.D President 

Peggy M. Rowland Administrative Assistant 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM 

James Hudnut-Beumler, Ph.D Executive Vice President and Dean of Faculty 

Elsie D. Urie Registrar and Administrative Assistant 

Carolyn Romines Staff Associate, Academic Affairs and Business Office 

George B. Telford, Jr., B.D Director, Advanced Studies 

Linda Lehfeldt Staff Associate, Advanced Studies 

Sara C. JuengSt, M.Div Director, Continuing Education 

Diane K. Bodnar Staff Associate, Continuing Education 

Richard S. Dietrich, D.Min Director, Lay Institute of Faith and Life 

Carlene Bailey Staff Associate, Lay Institute of Faith and Life 

Victor S. Yoon, Th.D Director, Center for Asian Ministries 

Robert Leon Carroll, Jr., M.Div Director, Supervised Ministry 

Shellee E. Fezatte Staff Associate, Supervised Ministry and International Program 

Ronald C. Crossley, Ph.D Director, Center for Theological Studies in Florida 

Ruth E. Lincoln Staff Associate 

Mary Anne Culbertson, M.S.L.S Librarian 

Christine Wenderoth, Ph.D. Associate Librarian 

Ruthanne M. Huff, M.A. Technical Services Librarian 

Colleen HiggS, B.S. Circulation Assistant 

Ira Lois Brown, M.A.T.S. Reclassification Cataloger 

Rachael Glass Filing Assistant 

Ann A. Titshaw Staff Associate, Pastoral Care 

Nan B. Johnson Staff Associate, Evangelism 

Tempie Alexander Secretary 

STUDENT LIFE 

Philip R. Gehman, D.Min Vice President for Student Life 

and Dean of Students 
Ernestine B. Cole, M.Div. Associate Dean of Students 

Ruth E. Shannon Administrative Assistant 

Rebecca Skillern Parker, M.Div Director of Admissions 

Jewel E. Kirkus Staff Associate, Admissions 
Robin S. Dietrich, B.A Financial Aid Officer 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE 

John W. Gilmore, M.Div., J.D., C.P.A Vice President for Business and Finance 

Marilyn Ault Bookkeeper 

Suanne SauerBrun, B.A. Bookstore Manager 

A. Cecil Moore, Jr., B.D. Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 

Eula Mae Oliver, Alexander Oliver, 

Golden Griffieth, Larry Griffin Maintenance 



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DEVELOPMENT AND SEMINARY RELATIONS 
Frank T. Willey, M.Div., M.A.R 



Juliette J. Harper, B.A. 
Richard A. Dodds, D.Min. 
T. Clark Simmons, B.B.A. 
Gloria E. Jennings, M.Div. 

Barbara G. Poe 

Elizabeth B. Burgess 

Poppy Cantrell 

Linda G. Sabo 

Betty Beatty 

Bonneau H. Dickson, M.Div. 






Director of Development and Seminary Relations 

Director of Publications and Publicity 

Coordinator of Planned Giving 

Associate Campaign Director 

Associate Director of Annual Fund and 

Alumni/ae Relations 

Administrative Assistant 

Staff Associate, Development Records 

Staff Associate, Gift Records 

Staff Associate, Capital Campaign 

Receptionist, Switchboard Operator 

Field Representative 



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FACULTY 



DOUGLAS W. OLDENBURG, D.D. 

President 

B.S., Davidson College; B.D., Union Theological Seminary in 

Virginia; S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School; 

D.D., Davis and Elkins College; 

D.D., St. Andrews Presbyterian College; 

LL.D., Davidson College 





WALTER BRUEGGEMANN, Ph.D. 
William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament 
A.B., Elmhurst College; B.D., Eden Theological Seminary; 
Th.D., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., St. Louis University 



BRIAN H. CHILDS, Ph.D. 

Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling 

B.A., Maryville College; 

M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary 




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THOMAS ERSKINE CLARKE, Th.D. 

Professor of American Religious History 

A.B., University of South Carolina; B.D., Columbia Theological 

Seminary; Th.M., Th.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 



CHARLES BLANTON COUSAR, Ph.D. 

Samuel A. Cartledge Professor of New Testament Language, 

Literature, and Exegesis 
A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; 

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen 



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CATHERINE GUNSALUS GONZALEZ, Ph.D. 

Professor of Church History 

B.A., Beaver College; S.T.B., Boston University School of Theology; 

Ph.D., Boston University 



DAVID MILLER GUNN, Ph.D. 
Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, 

and Exegesis 

B.A., M.A., University of Melbourne; B.D., University of Otago; 

Ph.D., University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 





SHIRLEY CAPERTON GUTHRIE, JR., D. Theol. 

/. B. Green Professor of Systematic Theology 

A.B., Austin College; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; 

D. Theol., University of Basel 



BEN CAMPBELL JOHNSON, Ph.D. 

Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth 

B.A., Asbury College; B.D., Asbury Theological Seminary; 

Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; 

D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary; 

Ph.D., Emory University 





JASPER NEWTON KEITH, JR., S.T.D. 

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling 

A.B., Mercer University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 

Seminary; Certified Supervisor, Association for 

Clinical Pastoral Education; S.T.D., Columbia Theological Seminary 



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JAMES D. NEWSOME, JR., Ph.D. 

Professor of Old Testament Language, 

Literature, and Exegesis 

B.A., Millsaps College; B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary; 

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 





JOHN HULL PATTON, Ph.D. 

Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director 
of S.T.D. Program 

B.A., B.D., Emory University; Ph.D., University of Chicago 



ROBERT H. RAMEY, JR., D.Min. 

Professor of Ministry 

B.A/B.S., Hampden-Sydney College; B.D., Th.M., D.Min., Union 

Theological Seminary in Virginia; D.D., Hampden-Sydney College 





GEORGE W. STROUP, Ph.D. 

Professor of Theology 

B.A., Rice University; B.D., Yale University; 

M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 



ROBERT LEON CARROLL, JR., M.Div. 

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and 

Director of Supervised Ministry 

B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 




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RONALD H. CRAM, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Christian Education 

B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton 

Theological Seminary 



PHILIP R. GEHMAN, D.Min. 

Dean of Students 

A.B., Wheaton College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; 

D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 





JAMES HUDNUT-BEUMLER, Ph.D. 

Dean of Faculty 

Associate Professor of Religion and Culture 

B.A., The College of Wooster; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; 

M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University 



DAVID P. MOESSNER, D. Theol. 

Associate Professor of New Testament Language, 

Literature, and Exegesis 

A.B., Princeton University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; 

B.A., M.A., University of Oxford Honours School of Theology; 

D. Theol., University of Basel 





MARCIA Y. RIGGS, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics 

A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College; 

M.Div., Yale Divinity School; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 






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IWAN RUSSELL-JONES, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Theology, Media, and the Church 

B.A., London Bible College 
Diploma in Pastoral Studies, United College of Wales 
Th.M., Aberdeen University; Ph.D., Oxford University 





GEORGE B. TELFORD, JR., B.D. 

Associate Professor of Theology and Church 

and Director of Advanced Studies 

B.A., Presbyterian College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary 



STANLEY P. SAUNDERS, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of New Testament 

B.A., San Jose Bible College; M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion; 

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary 





SARA COVIN JUENGST, M.Div. 

Director of Continuing Education 

B.A., Erskine College; M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 



LUCY A. ROSE, D.Min. 

Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship 

B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.A., Emory University; D.Min., Union 

Theological Seminary in Virginia; Th.M., Duke University 




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CHRISTINE WENDEROTH, Ph.D. 

Associate Librarian and Assistant Professor 

of Practical Theology 

B.A., Oberlin College; M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina, 

Chapel Hill; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University 



CHARLES L. CAMPBELL, D.Min. 

Instructor in Homiletics 

B.A., Hendrix College; D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in 

Virginia; S.T.M., Yale University; Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University 





WILL E. COLEMAN, Ph.D. 

Instructor in Theology 

A.B., Rhodes College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; 

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union 



FRANK BARRY DA VIES, D.Min. 

Instructor in Church Music 

B.A., Birmingham University*; L.R.A.M., Royal Schools of Music; 

L.T.C.L., Trinity College; M.Div., D.Min., 

Columbia Theological Seminary 

*Postgraduate Certificate in Education, London University 





JEANNE STEVENSON-MOESSNER, D.Theol. 
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Practical Theology 

A.B., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary; 
D.Theol., University of Basel 



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RONALD C. CROSSLEY, Ph.D. 

Director, Center for Theological Studies in Florida 

A.B., Samford University; B.D., Southern Baptist Theological 

Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University 





MARY ANNE CULBERTSON, M.S.L.S. 

Director, John Bulow Campbell Library 

A.B., Calvin College; M.S.L.S., University of Southern California 



RICHARD S. DIETRICH, D.Min. 

Director, Lay Institute of Faith and Life 

B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Tulane University; D.Min., Union 

Theological Seminary in Virginia 





VICTOR S. YOON, Th.D. 

Director, Center for Asian Ministries 

B.A., Hankook University of Foreign Studies; M.Div., Bethel 

Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary; 

Th.D., Graduate Theological Union 



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ADJUNCT PROFESSORS 
Imogene Bennett, D.Min. 
G. Thompson Brown, Th.D. 
Dana Campbell, M.Ed. 
F. Harry Daniel, Ph.D. 
W. Frank Harrington, Th.M. 
Mattie E. Hart, Ph.D. 
Richard L. Hester, Ph.D. 
Alice Hickcox, Ph.D. 
Wade P. Huie, Ph.D. 
Oscar J. Hussel, Ed.D. 
C. Benton Kline, Ph.D. 

VISITING SCHOLAR 
Richard S. Hipps, Ph.D. 



Peter C. Matheson, Ph.D. 
Donald K. McKim, Ph.D. 
Wayne Merritt, Ph.D. 
Gail O'Day, Ph.D. 
William Pender, Ph.D. 
Ashley Smith, Ph.D. 
Hubert V. Taylor, Ph.D. 
Karoly Toth, Ph.D. 
Thomas Walker, M.Div. 
Albert N. Wells, Ph.D. 
Patricia T. Willey, M.Div. 
Albert Winn, Ph.D. 




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PROFESSORS EMERITI 

C. BENTON KLINE, JR., Ph.D. 
President Emeritus 

A.B., College of Wooster; B.D., Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Yale 

University 

JAMES DAVISON PHILIPS, Ph.D. 
President Emeritus 

A.B., Hampden-Sydney College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; 

Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, D.D., Presbyterian College; D.D., Hampden-Sydney 

College 

MANFORD GEORGE GUTZKE, Ph.D. 

A.B., M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Columbia University; 
D.D., Austin College 

JACK BRAME McMICHAEL, Ed.D. 

A.B., East Texas State Teachers College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; 
Ed.D., Columbia University 

RONALD STEWART WALLACE, Ph.D. 
B.Sc, M.A., Ph.D., Universtiy of Edinburgh 

HUBERT VANCE TAYLOR, Ph.D. 

A.B., Lafayette College; B.Mus., Westminster Choir College; B.D., Columbia 
Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Northwestern University 

JAMES HERBERT GAILEY, JR., Th.D. 

A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M., Th.D., 
Princeton Theological Seminary 

HAROLD BAILEY PRINCE, M.L. 
A.B., M.A., University of South Carolina; M.L., Emory University; B.D., Columbia 
Theologial Seminary 

LUDWIG RICHARD MAX DEWITZ, Ph.D. 
B.D., University of London; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University 

J. WILL ORMOND, Ph.D. 

A.B., University of Alabama; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; 
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Glasgow; 
D.D., Southwestern at Memphis 

F. SIDNEY ANDERSON, Th.M. 

B.A., Hampden-Sidney College; B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 

GEORGE THOMPSON BROWN, Th.D. 

B.S., Davidson College; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; 
B.D., Th.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia 

OSCAR J. HUSSEL, Ed.D. 

B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A. McCormick Theological Seminary; 
Ed.D., Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary 



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WADE PRICHARD HUIE, Jr., Ph.D. 

A.B., Emory University; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; 
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh 

DOUGLAS W. HIX, Ph.D. 

B.A., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Duke 
University 



ADJUNCT PROFESSORS IN SUPERVISED MINISTRY 

COUNSELING PRACTICUM SUPERVISORS 

Charles Helms, S.T.D. Calvin W. Kropp, S.T.D. 

Gerald P. Jenkins, D.Min. William R. Phillips, Th.M. 

CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION SUPERVISORS 



Avelino T. Baguyos, M.Div. 
Calvin J. Banks, M.Div. 
Imogene Bennett, B.R.E., D.Min. 
Donald H. Cabaniss, B.D., M.Ed. 
Charles A. Carpenter, M.Div. 
Franklin D. Duncan, Ph.D. 
G. Robert Gary, M.Div. 
Michael L. Hicks, M.Div. 
Ross T. Hightower, Th.M., D.Min. 
Eugene T. Locke, D.Min. 

SUPERVISING PASTORS FOR SUMMER ASSISTANTS 1992 



Janet M. Lutz, M.Div. 
Robert R. Morris, Th.M. 
Stephen W. Overall, M.Div. 
Dorothy Dale Owen, M.Div. 
Eugene Robinson, D.Min. 
Teresa Elanine Snorton, Th.M. 
Elwood H. Spackman, Jr. M.Div. 
Palmer C. Temple, M.Div. 
Taliaferro L. Williamson, Jr., M.Div. 



C. William Allen 
Harry H. Barrow 
Ronald Botsford 
G. Sidney Bouldin 
Malcolm Brownlee 
Currie Burris 
Michael Carey 
Patricia Daley 
Ernie Davis 
E. Peter Denlea 
Thomas Engle 
Robin Gantz 
Joan Gray 
Robert Henderson 
Ken Hicks 
Jim Holderness 
Paul Hooker 
David Janzen 
Norman Lassiter 
William Leist 



J. Ray Melear 
Laura Mendenhall 
Steve Montgomery 
Al Myers 
Agnes Norfleet 
Rush Otey 
David Park 
Joon-Ro Park 
Greg Perry 
Kathryn Puckett 
Steve Sloop 
Steven Sterner 
Nibs Stroupe 
Paula VanderHoven 
D. Scott Weimer 
Jack Westlund 
Clyde Wiley 
Dwight Williams 
Patrick Wrisley 



SUPERVISING PASTORS FOR INTERNS 1992 

Billy Wade William Shouse 



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STUDENTS 



GRADUATING CLASS OF 1992 



DOCTOR OF MINISTRY 
Earl Anvern Bland 
John L. Bledsoe 
Paul W. Bonham 
Zoltan Bona 
Ronald L. Bowie 
Thomas J. Bowman 
Timothy Jacob Bowman 
Royce Leonard Browder 
James Walter Calhoun 
Gary Clark Christensen 
Samuel Morgan Cooper IV 
Wallace Franklin Covington 
Richard Robert Crowe 
Ernest William Davis 
Joseph Jeffrey Dorociak 
S. Donald Fortson III 
Graham Wilberforce Hardy 

MASTER OF THEOLOGY 
Michael Kenneth Adams 
Eliseo Perez Alvarez 
Marvin Browning Fergus 
Hyon Chun Kim 

MASTER OF DIVINITY 
Nan Elise Morgan Adams 
Kelly S. Allen 

with distinction 
Roy H. Bailey III 
David Scott Bowerman 
Harris N. Brown 
Robert Howe Campbell 
David John D'Alessio 

with distinction 
Mary D. Piatt D'Alessio 
Kay Anne Davis 
Polly Kinser Deppen 
James Patterson Dickson 
Mark P. Downs 
Philip Alan Dunford 
Paul Wylder Evans 
Kyle David Fedler 

with distinction 



Bryant Christopher Harris 

John Michael Helms 

John Knight Hill 

James Samuel Hobson, Jr. 

Ray Glenn Jones III 

J. Mark Kuehnert 

James Henry Logan, Jr. 

Lawrence P. K. Mbagara 

Glenn I. Miller 

Stephen Richey Montgomery 

James Stacey Phillips 

A. Ronald Richardson 

L. Gordon Robinson 

Robert A. Stauffacher 

Bruce W. Stewart 

Charles A. Summers 

Paula Jeanne Teague 

H. Terris Neuman 

Derek Adolphus Stapleton 

Paul Benjamin Thompson 



Aaron David Fulp-Eickstaedt 

with distinction 
Judith Ann Fulp-Eickstaedt 

with distinction 
Corey D. Ingold 
Elizabeth Emma Inman 
Ann Houston Kelly 
Kenneth Stewart Letterman 
Sally W. Lorey 

with distinction 
Mary Beecher Mathes 

with distinction 
Michael Eugene Maxfield 
Norman Henry McCrummen III 
Sam Evans McGregor, Jr. 
Allison Foster Moody 
Kevin David Morris 
Neal Anthony Neuenschwander 



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Susan Moorefield Newton 

with distinction 
William F. Owens 
Lori Ellen Pistor 

with distinction 
Michael James Poulos 

with distinction 
Tamara Puffer 

with distinction 



Karen Lorraine Rogers 
Beth Shannon-Faulk 
Linda Janette Sherer 
Jeffrey Alan Sockwell 
Catherine Elizabeth Taylor 

with distinction 
Lisa Faye Traynham 
Andrew Iverson Walton 



MASTER OF ARTS (Theological Studies) 



Clayton Harvey Hulet 

with distinction 
William Robert Jordan 

MASTER OF ARTS (Youth Ministry) 
Judy E. Moore 



Daniel Frederick Kendrick III 
Julie Elizabeth Lehman 
Elizabeth Nuernberger Myers 




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PRIZES AND AWARDS - 1992 
WILDS BOOK PRIZE Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt 

COLUMBIA SEMINARY LEADERSHIP AWARD Ann Kelly 

FLORRIE WILKES SANDERS PRIZE IN THEOLOGY 



PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN OF THE PRESBYTERY OF 
ST. ANDREW PREACHING AWARD 



LUDWIG RICHARD MAX DEWITZ 
OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES AWARD 

EMMA GAILLARD BOYCE AWARD 

INDIANTOWN COUNTRY CHURCH AWARD 

COLUMBIA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE GRADUATE 
FELLOWSHIP 

COLUMBIA GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP 
FIARVARD A. ANDERSON FELLOWSHIP 



Kyle Fedler 
Ben Trawick 



Elizabeth Inman 
Philip Dunford 



Kyle Fedler 
Paul Lang 
Paul Lang 

Mary D. D'Alessio 

Clay Hulet 
Catherine Taylor 

Kyle Fedler 



JAMES T. AND CELESTE M. BOYD MEMORIAL BOOK 

FUND AWARD Kelly Allen 

Susan Newton 
Beecher Mathes 




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1992-93 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 



BROYLES SCHOLARSHIPS 



Margaret Adams 

Marybeth Asher-Lawson 

Lattie Collins 

Robert Googe 

Patricia Johnson 

Gregory Limongi 

Michelle Thomas 

Thomas Watkins 

Frederick Whitehurst 



COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIPS 



Margaret Brinck 
Gregory Lund 
Carol Seaman 



CORNELSON SCHOLARSHIPS 



HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP 
LOVE SCHOLARSHIPS 



Richard Atkerson 

Kathryn Crissman 

Craig Goodrich 

Scott Huie 

Deborah Husband 

Beth Kollas 

Jeffrey Peterson-Davis 

Laura Dunham 

Stephen Kolmetz 
Barbara White 



NEWTON SCHOLARSHIPS 



SMITH-THOMPSON SCHOLARSHIPS 



Kathy Dawson 

Elizabeth Duttera 

Robert Frost 

Martin Lifer 

Kimberly Olson 

Peggy Owens 

Todd Speed 

Gregory Breter 

Scott Lawson 

Daniel Milford 



TULL SCHOLARSHIPS 



Rebecca Gaudino 

Jennifer Johnson 

Marvin Lindsay 

Elizabeth Morgan 

Ron Nelson 

Lou Ann Sellers 

Benton Trawick 



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1992-93 ROLL OF STUDENTS 
ADVANCED DEGREE STUDENTS 

DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY 



Mary Crist Brown 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Paula Ellen Buford 
Decatur, Georgia 



Arthur Gower Crosswell 
Milton, Florida 



Larry Gregory Easterling 
Toledo, Ohio 

Paul Leon Fulks, Jr. 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Richard Thomas Gillespie 
Decatur, Georgia 

Gerry Keith Hearn 
Inkster, Michigan 

Neal Walter Kuhlhorst 
Clarkesville, Georgia 



Maake S. Jonathan Masango 
Parkview, South Africa 



Derrick Craig Miller 
Jefferson, Georgia 



Susan Braatz Pendleton 
Atlanta, Georgia 



David Stewart Shew 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.A., Agnes Scott College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., Georgia Southern College 
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College 
D.Min., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.A., M.S.Ed., University of Kentucky 
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

B.S., Arkansas State University 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of South Florida 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., Eastern Michigan University 
M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School 

B.S., Indiana University 
M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

Dip., Federal Theological Seminary, South 

Africa 
M.A.T.S., Columbia Theological Seminary 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

B.A., St. Louis Christian College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., University of Southern California 
M.S., Columbia University School of Social 

Work 
M.P.H., University of Hawaii 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 

Emory University 

A.B., Hampshire College 

M.Div., Union Theological Seminary 



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Wilson Glenn Van Winkle 
Emerson, Georgia 

David Denk Weitnauer 
Decatur, Georgia 

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY 

Buford Horace Adams 
Ellenwood, Georgia 



Frank Charles Aichinger 
Sumter, South Carolina 

Ralph J. Aker 
Orlando, Florida 



G. Morrell Aldridge 
Midfield, Alabama 



Ernest Akwetey Alema-Mensah 
Accra, Ghana 



Dougald Wilfred Alexander 
Clarendon, Jamaica 



James Avery Alexander 
East Point, Georgia 



Ben Robert Alford 
Adams, Tennessee 

Catherine Louise Allsbury 
Belleair, Florida 



Ruth H. Beck-Schaaff 
Sarasota, Florida 

Carol Till Bender 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

John Charles Berghorst 
Moorestown, New Jersey 

Kay Adams Best 

Charleston, South Carolina 



B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

A.B., Davidson College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 



B.A., Mercer University in Atlanta 
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.Arch., University of Virginia 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Morris Brown College 

M.Ed., Tuskegee Institute 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Samford University 
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.S., University of Ghana, Ghana 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 

Center 
M.S., Atlanta University 

BA.Theol., University of the West Indies, 

Jamaica 
Dip., United Theological College of the West 

Indies, Jamaica 

B.A., Oklahoma City University 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.A., George Peabody College for Teachers 
M.Div., Vanderbilt University 

B.S., University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point 
M.Div., M.A.Y.M., Columbia Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Beaver College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Winthrop College 

M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary 

B.A., Central College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., Barber-Scotia College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 



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Thomas William Blair 
Sanford, North Carolina 

William Herbert Bland, Jr. 
Sanford, North Carolina 



Martha Means Blount 
Jackson, Mississippi 

Susan Lynn Boardman-McKissack 
Woodbridge, Virginia 

John William Bolton 
Church Hill, Tennessee 



Ralph Jerome Boone 
Cleveland, Tennessee 



Benjamin Stephen Booth 
Talladega, Alabama 

Robin Dale Booth 
Norcross, Georgia 

Gusten Ray Brainerd 
Montgomery, Alabama 

Kenneth L. Broman-Fulks 
Easley, South Carolina 



Durwood Lee Broughton 
Chadbourn, North Carolina 



Harold Berger Brown, Jr. 
Naples, Florida 

John Malcolm Brownlee 
Riverdale, Georgia 



Steven Speed Bryant 
Winter Haven, Florida 

Jack Wayman Buchanan, Jr. 
Spartanburg, South Carolina 



William Franklin Buchanan 
Huntington, West Virginia 



B.A., Lafayette College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., M.C.E., North Carolina State 

University 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.M., Mississippi State College for Women 
M.C.E., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Henderson State University 
B.D., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.A., Lee College 

A.M., Wheaton College 

Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., Grove City College 

M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Georgia 
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., McKendree College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., East Carolina University 
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

A.B., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

B.A., Washington and Lee University 
B.D., Union Theological Seminary in 

Virginia 
S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School 

B.A., University of Mississippi 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Gardner-Webb College 
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.S., Bethune-Cookman College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 



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John Michael Carpenter 
Nashville, Tennessee 



John William Carpenter 
Morton, Pennsylvania 

James Alan Carr 

Williamston, North Carolina 



Peter Cameron Carruthers 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Ronald Keith Cason 
Cleveland, Tennessee 

Charles Stevens Cathcart, Sr. 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Byron Keith Chambers 
Kingston, Jamaica 



Bruce Arnold Chapman 
McMinnville, Tennessee 

Winston Sylvester Clemetson 
Kingston, Jamaica 

Gerald Rogers Coker 
Atlanta, Georgia 

William Anthony Collins 
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

Bonnie Wade Connor 
St. Augustine, Florida 

Edwin Mark Cooley 
Anderson, South Carolina 

Gary Lynn Coppedge 
Orchard Lake, Michigan 



James William Corbett 
Birmingham, Alabama 



B.A., Scarritt College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

A.B., Bob Jones University 
M.Div., Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., University of North Carolina, 

Charlotte 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Florida Southern College 
M.Div., Th.M., Columbia Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Wake Forest College 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

Dip., United Theological College of the West 

Indies, Jamaica 
B.A., University of London 
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., The Citadel 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Calabar Theological College, Jamaica 
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., M.A., University of Alabama 
M.Div., Columbia Theololgical Seminary 

B.A., Georgia State University 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.S., Stetson University 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.B.A., Texas Technological College 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Carson-Newman College 

M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

B.A., University of Alabama 
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 



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James Stanley Crews 
Snellville, Georgia 



Cynthia Warner Crowell 
Auburn, New York 

Keith Michael Curran 
Titusville, Florida 



Ervie Chris Curvin 
St. Petersburg, Florida 

Stephen George Damos 
Parrottsville, Tennessee 



Harold Benjamin Daniel 
Kingston, Jamaica 



Charles Gregory Darden 
Ellenboro, North Carolina 

Curry Watkins Davis, Jr. 
Leeds, Alabama 

Richard Clayton Davis 
Snellville, Georgia 



Ralph R. Deen-Clingan 
Sodus, New York 



Thomas Goldsmith Dendy 
Spartanburg, South Carolina 

James Alfred Dickens 
Lawrenceville, Georgia 

Linda Jean Dickerson 
Ocala, Florida 

Howard Dennis Draper, Jr. 
Littleton, North Carolina 

Valerie June Duff 
Glasgow, Scotland 

Scott Douglas Dunbar 
Stone Mountain, Georgia 



B.B.A., University of Georgia 

M.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 
M.Div., equiv., Southern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 

B.A., Millikin University 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., State University of New York College 

at Buffalo 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Shorter College 
M.Ed., University of Georgia 
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Southern 
Seminary 

B.Sc, B.A., University of the West Indies, 

Jamaica 
M.Ed., Boston College 

A.B., LaGrange College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Mercer University 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Westminster College 
M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School/ 
Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary 

B.A., Emory and Henry College 
M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary 

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 
M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.S., Radford College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

A.B., High Point College 

M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

Cert., St. Colm's Collge, Scotland 



B.A., Emory University 
M.Ed., Georgia State University 



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Kenneth Alan Dunivant 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Raymond Augustus Dunmyer 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Stephen Lane Dutton 
Pelham, Alabama 



Steven Phillip Eason 
Morganton, North Carolina 

Jeffrey George Ebert 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 



Annette Coker Edwards 
Charleston, South Carolina 



Jack Harold Emerick 
Nitro, West Virginia 



Tex Lee Ergle 
Anniston, Alabama 



Fairfax Fullerton Fair 
Franklin, Tennessee 



Mahlon Scott Felkins 
Birmingham, Alabama 



Jerome Joseph Ferrari 

Signal Mountain, Tennessee 



James Willard Fisher 
Choudrant, Louisiana 



Henry James Flowers 
Augusta, Georgia 



Herbert Strader Frazier, Sr. 
Cleveland, Tennessee 

Gary William Fulton 
Gastonia, North Carolina 



B.S., Athens State College 
M.Div., Vanderbilt University 

B.A., M.A., M.Div., Notre Dame Seminary 
M.A., Duauesne University 

B.A., Campbellsville College 
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., East Carolina University 

M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

B.A., Hanover College 
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Baptist College at Charleston 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Pennsylvania State University 
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 
M.Ed., Georgia State University 

B.S., University of North Alabama 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Southern Methodist University 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

A.B., Birmingham Southern College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.C.E., M.S.C.E., Georgia Institute of 

Technology 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Spring Arbor College 
M.M., Emporia State University 
M.Div., Phillips University 

B.A., Georgia Southwestern College 
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., University of Virginia 

M.B.A., University of North Carolina, 

Charlotte 
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 



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William Wakefield Gaskill 
Avondale, Pennsylvania 

Bobby Dean Gayton 
Cartersville, Georgia 

Karen Adele Johnson Gentry 
Cartersville, Georgia 

Gregory Earle George 
Panama City, Florida 

Maxine O'Dell Gernert 
Athens, Tennessee 

James Anthony Gibson, Jr. 
Fairfield, Alabama 

Stephen Frederick Goff 
Independence, Missouri 

Howard Hoffman Gordon 
Little Rock, Arkansas 



Caroline Burgin Gourley 
Morganton, North Carolina 

John Frank Green 
Riverview, Florida 



Samuel Adolphus Green 
Portmore, Jamaica 

Samuel Lawrence Green 
Orlando, Florida 



Robert Leroy Griffin 

Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Thomas Ward Hagood 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 



B.A., The Pennsylvania State University 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., M.A., Alabama Christian School of 

Religion 
M.S., Troy State University 

B.A., Flagler College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Mobile College 
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.S., University of Tennessee 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham 
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Western Michigan University 
M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Presbyterian College 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

A.B., Queens College 

M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

B.A., University of South Florida 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.Th., Jamaica Theological Seminary 



B.A., University of South Florida 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.A., Belhaven College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., M.A., Samford University 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 

Emory University 
M.A., University of Alabama 



Denise Mae Hall B.A., Alder son-Broaddus College 

Charleston Heights, West Virginia M.Div., Gordon-Coniuell Theological 

Seminary 



Mary Stewart Hall 
Atlanta, Georgia 



B.S., Presbyterian College 

M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 



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Jane Eloise Hally 
Decatur, Georgia 



Charles Frederick Hammer 
Morristown, Tennessee 

Charles Jarred Hammet, Jr. 
Summerton, South Carolina 

Carnell Hampton 
Gable, South Carolina 

Harris Neal Hand 
Wedowee, Alabama 



William Stephen Hanna 

Bessemer City, North Carolina 



Marni Politte Harmony 
Orlando, Florida 



James Ferrel Haskins 
Birmingham, Alabama 

William Vincent Hawkins 
Stockton, Alabama 



Richard Dean Hawks 
Douglas, Georgia 



Rachel Fowler Haynes 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



George Timothy Head 
Auburndale, Florida 

Helen Hardesty Helms 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



Robert William Henderson 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

George Russell Hickman 
Deltona, Florida 



A.B., Vassar College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.S., M.Div., Vanderbilt University 



B.A., Wofford College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., B.D., Johnson C. Smith University 



B.S., M.S., Jacksonville State University 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.A., Tufts University 

Th.M., Boston University School of Theology 
M.S.W., University of Wisconsin, 
Milwaukee 

B.B.A., University of Montevallo 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., University of Maryland 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.S., University of Southern Mississippi 
M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.A., Agnes Scott College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.M., Jacksonville University 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Florida 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Furman University 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Baylor University 

M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary 

Ed. Spec, M.A.T., Georgia State University 



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Edward Yeatts Hopkins 
Madison Heights, Virginia 

James Charles Horn 

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 

James Gordon Hughes 
Hendersonville, Tennessee 

Joanne Ruth Hull 

Greensboro, North Carolina 



Sonjia Lee Hunt 
Cleveland, Tennessee 



Martin Henry Jacobsen 
Ruston, Louisiana 



Stephen Howard Janssen 
Orange, California 

Robert Sidney Jeffords, Sr. 
Clemmons, North Carolina 

Barry Lee Jenkins 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 

Terry Lee Johns 
Cleveland, Tennessee 

Joseph Lenoise Johnson 
Dothan, Alabama 

James Willard Johnston 
Lexington, South Carolina 



Thomas Price Johnston 
Gaylesville, Alabama 



Rian Paul Kegerreis 
Milton, Florida 

Samuel Kilo Kengwa 
Buea, Cameroon 



Casey Reginald Kimbrough 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



Paul Jeffrey Kirbas 
Cornelia, Georgia 



B.S., East Tennessee State University 
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary 

B.S., Muskingum College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., Athens State College 
M.Div., Vanderbilt University 

A.B., Davidson College 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.S., Lee College 

M.A., M.Div., Church of God School of 
Theology 

B.S., College of the Ozarks 
M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

A.B., Grove City College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Wake Forest College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., Presbyterian College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville 
M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.S., Troy State University 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., University of South Carolina 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Athens State College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Birmingham Southern College 
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary 

Dip., Theological College, Cameroon 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.S., Pennsylvania State University 
M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School/ 
Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary 

B.A., Mercer University in Atlanta 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 



115 



Marcella Louise Klimas 
Tucker, Georgia 

Mark Lawrence Knisley 
Knoxville, Tennessee 



Glen Allen Krans- 

Parris Island, South Carolina 

Laurie Ann Kraus-Neale 
Miami, Florida 

Rupert Eugene Kuhne III 
Hartsville, South Carolina 

David Eugene Kunselman 
Orchard Park, New York 



B.A., Douglas College 

M.Div., Episcopal Divinity School 

B.S., East Tennessee State University 
M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Concordia Senior College 
M.Div., Concordia Seminary 

B.A., Wheaton College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., Presbyterian College 

M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary 

A.B., Hamilton College 
B.D., Melbourne College of Divinity, 
Australia 



Deborah Lee Kyser 

Greenville, South Carolina 

Robert Harry LaForce 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 



Gary Eugene Laird 
Milton, Florida 



Roy David Lancaster 
Knoxville, Tennessee 

John Michael Larsen 
Birmingham, Alabama 

George Tigner Lashley 
Matthews, North Carolina 

Robert Eugene Lee 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

Frederick Owen Lewis 
Oreland, Pennsylvania 



Patricia Anne Lewis 
Morganton, North Carolina 



Philip Conrad Linder 
Stone Mountain, Georgia 



B.A., Furman University 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Barrington College 
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Mobile College 

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Bethel College 

M.Div., Yale University Divinity School 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., Elon College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Evangel College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Carson-Newman College 
M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., University of North Carolina, 

Charlotte 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 

Emory University 

B.S., Villanova University 

M.Div., General Theological Seminary 



116 



Laurel Marlene Link 
Winston-Salem. North Carolina 



Josephine Mellichamp Locklair 
Summerville, South Carolina 



Mark Allison Lomax 
Ellenwood, Georgia 

Lloyd Alan Looney 
Lawrenceville, Georgia 

Thomas Earl Lord 
Martinez, Georgia 

Herbert L. Marbury 
Columbus, Georgia 

Samuel Ruff Matthews 
Lilburn, Georgia 



John Swift McCall 

Black Mountain, North Carolina 

Paul Bradley McClain, Jr. 
Pensacola, Florida 



John Martin McClearen 
Nashville, Tennessee 



Nancy Nichols McCurley 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Douglas Bruce McGillivray 
Ridge, New York 



Thomas Edward McGrath 
Winter Haven, Florida 

Richard Dean McKinnie 
Germantown, Tennessee 

James Eugene McNaull 
Morrow, Georgia 

George Edward McRae 
Miami, Florida 



B.A., Wake Forest University 
M.A., University of North Carolina, 

Greensboro 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 

B.A., Charleston Southern University 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Heidelberg College 

M.Div., Trinity Luthern Seminary 

B.A., University of South Carolina 
M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., Carson-Newman College 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Morehouse College 

B.D., Interdenominational Theological Center 

Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 

A.B., Piedmont College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Duke University 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Texas Wesleyan College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.S., Austin Peay State College 
M.Div., Vanderbilt University 
M.A.E., University of Tennessee 

B.A., M.Div., Vanderbilt University 



B.A., The College of Wooster 
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Westminster College 

M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 

B.S., Lambuth College 

M.Div., St. Paul School of Theology 

A.B., University of South Carolina 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Bethune-Cookman College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 



117 



John Edmund Melvin 
Mt. Hope, West Virginia 



Vaughan J. Michael 

Morgantown, West Virginia 



John Locke Milholland 
Statesville, North Carolina 

James Alan Miller 
Grayson, Louisiana 



Roger Gayle Miller 

Gastonia, North Carolina 



James Guyburn Mishoe 

Summerville, South Carolina 



Gary Raymond Moore 
Vero Beach, Florida 

Marion Griffin Moore 

Stoneville, North Carolina 



Linda Stack Morgan 

Ansonville, North Carolina 



Robert Leland Morgan 
Rochester, New York 



Walter Mueller 
Maple Glen, Pennsylvania 

Donald R. Muncie II 
Mount Vernon, Ohio 



Danny Carl Murphy 
Winnsboro, South Carolina 



Joan Lee Murray-Matthews 
Durham, North Carolina 



B.S., Belhaven College 

M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 

Virginia 

B.A., West Virginia Wesleyan College 
M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary 
S.T.M., University of Dubuque Theological 
Seminary 

B.S., Western Carolina University 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Semianry 

B.A., Louisiana College 
M.Div., Southwesten Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., M.Div., Drew University 
B.M., Westminster Choir College 
M.M., Temple University 

A.B., W of ford College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.Mus., M.Mus., Miami University 
M.Div., United Theological Seminary 

B.B.A., Georgia Southern College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., High Point College 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

A.B., University of Chicago 
B.D., Austin Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

A.B., Upsala College 

M.Div., Reformed Episcopal Seminary 

Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., Randolph Macon College 
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Concordia College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.S.N., Medical College of Virginia 
B. of Nursing, University of South Carolina 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 



118 



John Charles Neal 
Luton, England 

Stephen Richard Negley 
Seffner, Florida 

Orville Karel Neil 
Kingston, Jamaica 

Richmond Isaiah Nelson 
Lawrence Tavern, Jamaica 



Richard Brantley Newsome 
Mobile, Alabama 

Mwandiwona Jonathan Nkuchwayo 
Atlanta, Georgia 



Robert Joel Norris 

Piedmont, South Carolina 

Louis Oats 
Morristown, Tennessee 



John Wendell Oldham 
Chattanooga, Tennessee 



John Paul Oliver 
Pensacola, Florida 



Robin Shane Owens 

Gastonia, North Carolina 

Mack Reitzel Painter 
Enid, Oklahoma 

Jun Ro Park 

Decatur, Georgia 

Francis Marion Parr 
Columbus, Georgia 

Edward Schley Pease 
Greensboro, Georgia 

Gail Ruth Perkins 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.D., University of London, England 
Dip., University of Birmingham, England 

B.A., University of South Florida 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.Th., Jamaica Theological Seminary 



Dip., United Theological College of the West 

Indies, Jamaica 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary 

B.S., Vanderbilt University 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., United College of Zimbabwe, 

Zimbabwe 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 

Center 
M.S.W., Atlanta University 

A.B., Central Wesleyan College 
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary 

B.A., The University of the South 
M.Div., Seabury '-Western Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., B.M., Samford University 
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Presbyterian College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Catawba College 

M.Div., Lancaster Theological Seminary 

B.A., M.A., Chonnam University, Korea 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College 
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

B.A., Florida State University 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., University of Alabama 

M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 



119 



Grady Joe Perryman 
Selma, Alabama 

William Harrison Phares, Jr. 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 



Thomas F. Pickering 
Mexico, Missouri 



Charles Frederick Pieplow 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Andral Bratton Plexico 
Mebane, North Carolina 

James William Quarles 
Shelby, North Carolina 



Lucas Boyd Queen 
Charleston, Tennessee 

Paul Philip Rader 
Huntington, West Virginia 



Laura Dorsey Rains 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Richard Nelson Ralls 
Bessemer, Alabama 

Fred Richard Reynolds 
Stockbridge, Georgia 

Johnny Clyde Reynolds 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Lionel Caswall Richards 
St. John's, Antigua 

James Edward Richardson 
Gastonia, North Carolina 



Daniel Drew Robinson 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Jeannette Green Rodenbough 
Madison, North Carolina 



B.A., Hendrix College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Alabama, Birmingham 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

A.B., University of Nebraska 
M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Concordia Senior College 
M.Div., Concordia Seminary 

A.B., Presbyterian College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., College of Charleston 

M.R.E., Southeastern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 
M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.S., Pikeville College 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

A.B., Agnes Scott College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., William Jewell College 

B.D., Andover Newton Theological School 

B.S., Troy State University 

M.A., Ashland Theological Seminary 

B.S., Morris Brown College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.A., University of the West Indies, Jamaica 
Ord., Coddrington College, Barbados 

B.A., Carson-Newman College 
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 
Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 

B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College 
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College 
M.A., University of North Carolina, 

Greensboro 
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 



120 



Charles Louis Rolen 
Atlanta, Georgia 

William Frederick Rose 
Shelby, North Carolina 

Charles Michael Ruark 
Hope, Arkansas 

Daniel Mark Sanders-Wooley 
Brentwood, Tennessee 

John Arthur Schmidt 

Warminster, Pennsylvania 

Timothy Nathan Setzer 
Waterville, Maine 

Dale Livingston Shaw 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Guy Hubert Shealy 
Rock Hill, South Carolina 



Anne Carter Shelley 

Clemmons, North Carolina 



James Chester Shelton 
Waxhaw, North Carolina 



Billy Cooper Shiley 

Huntington, West Virginia 

Richard Lee Shinkle 
Bossier City, Louisiana 



Lynn Edwin Shurley, Jr. 
Paducah, Kentucky 

Amy Sass Sigmon 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Lawrence McBride Sigmon 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



Deborah Lee Silver 
Evans, Georgia 



B.A., Louisiana College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

A.B., Davidson College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Austin College 

M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Flagler College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Hastings College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Berkshire Chirstian College 
M.C.E., Reformed Theological Seminary 

B.S., Tuskegee University 
J.D., Texas Southern University 

A.B., Newberry College 

M.Div., Lutheran Southern Theological 

Seminary 
M.Ed., Winthrop College 

B.A., University of South Carolina 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 

Virginia 
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Mount Union College 
M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh 
M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 

B.A., Shepherd College 

M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary 

B.A., David Lipscomb College 

M.S. Ed., Iona College 

M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary 

B.A., Millsaps College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Bryn Mawr College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel 

Hill 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.S., Manchester College 

M.Div., Bethany Theological Seminary 



111 



Bradley Donald Smith 
Columbia, South Carolina 

Donnie Wilburn Smith 
Snellville, Georgia 

Diana Lee Spangler-Crawford 
Valdese, North Carolina 

Dallas Earl Speight 
Pace, Florida 



Kenneth Phillip Stealing 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



Gerald Austin Stephens 
Hoover, Alabama 



Cephas Stern 
Hanover, Jamaica 

Alvin Macon Stinson 
Haleyville, Alabama 



Russell Charles Sullivan, Jr. 
Florence, South Carolina 

William Joseph Swafford 
Covington, Georgia 



Deborah Schneider Taylor 
Apex, North Carolina 

Gerald Wayne Terry 
Florence, South Carolina 



Ernest Trice Thompson III 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



Keith Jon Thompson 
Wilmington, North Carolina 



Paul Benjamin Thompson 
Christiana, Jamaica 



B.S., University of Georgia 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., Transylvania University 
M.Div., Texas Christian University 

B.A., Bob Jones University 

M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological 

Seminary 
M.S., Troy State University 

B.S., Trenton State College 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., University of Tennessee 
M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

Dip. United Theological College of the West 
Indies, Jamaica 

B.A., Alabama College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., College of Charleston 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

A.B., Augustana College 

A.M., M.A., University of Northern 

Colorado 
M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary 

B.A., Vanderbilt University 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., Wofford College 
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.S., University of South Carolina 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.A., Texas Christian University 
M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

Dip., United Theological College of the West 

Indies, Jamaica 
Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 



122 



Dan Maynard Thornton 
Newland, North Carolina 



Mark Alan Tilley 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina 

David Earl Tucker 

Huntington, West Virginia 

Alton Beresford Tulloch 
St. Ann, Jamaica 

Margaret Teresa Turney-Ayer 
Atlanta, Georgia 



Ridley Nortman Usherwood 
Cleveland, Tennessee 



Peniamina Vilitai Vai 
Clarendon, Jamaica 



Billy Earl Vaughn 

Barnwell, South Carolina 



Donald Dale Wade 
Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Mitchell Millard Walker, Sr. 
Cleveland, Tennessee 

Clarence Arthur Wall 
Knightdale, North Carolina 



John Gary Waller 

Greenville, South Carolina 



Mary Rae Waller 

Columbia, South Carolina 



James Alexander Ward 
East Point, Georgia 

William Allen Weller 
Hendersonville, Tennessee 



B.A., Furman University 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Gardner-Webb College 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., East Coast Bible College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., University of the West Indies, Jamaica 
Dip., United Theological College of the West 
Indies, Jamaica 

B.A., University of South Florida 
M.M., Indiana University 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological 
Seminary 

Cert., Malua Theological College, Western 

Samoa 
B.D., Pacific Theological College, Fiji Islands 

B.A., Carson-Newman College 
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.E.E., University of Virginia 
B.D., Fuller Theological Seminary 

B.A., Bethel College 

M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

B.S., Campbell University 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Huntingdon College 

B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary 

Th.M., Duke University 

B.A., Barry College 

M.A., University of Virginia 

M.A., Catholic University of America 

A.B., High Point College 

M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University 

M.Ed., University of Florida 

M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 



123 



Thomas Granville Westfall 
Willow Springs, North Carolina 

Floyd Ray Whatley 
Dubach, Louisiana 



Dennis Gerard Whitaker 
Charlotte, North Carolina 



Clyde McPherson Wiley 
Deland, Florida 

Philip Albert Williams 
Meridian, Mississippi 

Stephen Charles Williams 
Knoxville, Tennessee 

Robert Lewis Williamson 
Gallatin, Tennessee 

William Whitfield Williamson 
Columbia, Tennessee 



Ben William Wilson 
Iva, South Carolina 

Stuart Thomas Wilson 
Charlotte, North Carolina 

Gerald Edward Worrell 
Cornelius, North Carolina 



Brian Maurice Wyatt 
Birmingham, Alabama 



Christopher Aaron Yim 
Wilmington, North Carolina 



Herman Robert Yoos 

Charleston, South Carolina 



B.S., Slippery Rock State College 
M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 

B.A., Louisiana College 
M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel 

Hill 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 

B.S., University of Florida 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Florida 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Yale University 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.A., Hampden- Sydney College 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 
Virginia 

B.A., Erskine College 

M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary 

B.A., Old Dominion University 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 

State University 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 

B.A., Birmingham Southern College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Hamp den-Sydney College 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 

Virginia 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel 

Hill 
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Southern 

Seminary 



124 



Phillip Dale Young 
Centre, Alabama 



Roderick Zak 
Orlando, Florida 



MASTER OF THEOLOGY 

Sung Kon Bak 

Chullanam-Do, Korea 



Brant Dale Baker 
Mobile, Alabama 

Robert Owen Baker 
Cleveland, Tennessee 

Calvin Jerome Banks 
Decatur, Georgia 

Henley Dwight Bernard 
Kingston, Jamaica 

Sara Bedon Burress 
Edinburgh, Scotland 

Michael Theodore Carey 
Marietta, Georgia 

Vincent Peter Castellani 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 

Eun-Il Chang 
Seoul, Korea 



Choong Sik Chun 
Seoul, Korea 



Robert Alva Deen III 
Decatur, Georgia 



Scott Arthur Ellington 

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico 

Deborah Ann Fitzgerald 
Jefferson, South Carolina 



B.S., University of North Alabama 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.S., Spring Hill College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 



B.Agric, Chonnam National University, 

Korea 
M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 

Korea 

B.A., Claremont McKenna College 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., Winston-Salem State University 
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School 

B.A., University of the West Indies, Jamaica 
Dip., United Theological College of the West 
Indies, Jamaica 

B.S., Mississippi State University 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., East Coast Bible College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., Chongshin College, Korea 
M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 
Korea 

B.B.A., Chonnam National University, Korea 
M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 
Korea 

B.S., Port Hays State University 
M.C.M., Southern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 

Emory University 

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Agnes Scott College 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 



125 



Larry Abbott Golemon 
Decatur, Geogia 

Peter Joseph Gorday 
Atlanta, Georgia 

David Charles Hancock 
Alpharetta, Georgia 



Wallace Stovall Hartsfield, Jr. 
Atlanta, Georgia 



Kathryn Smith Hazel 
Hartwell, Georgia 



Guy Allen Helms 
Suwanee, Georgia 

Barbara Kalehoff Hicks 
Lilburn, Georgia 

Edward Harry Home 
Darien, Georgia 



Frank Ervin Johnson 
Decatur, Georgia 



Linda Marie Perry Jones 
Lawrenceville, Georgia 



Russell Siler Jones 
Decatur, Georgia 

Choonki Kim 
Bucheon, Korea 



Ho Gi Kim 
Singapore 



Jae Young Kim 
Seoul, Korea 

Jong Choon Kim 
Seoul, Korea 



B.A., Stanford University 

M.Div., Yale University Divinity School 

B.A., Dartmouth College 

M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 

B.A., LaGrange College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.A., Albany State College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.A., Covenant College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Temple University 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.A., Eckerd College 

M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary 
D.Min., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Morehouse College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

A.B., Baldwin-Wallace College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Furman University 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 
Seminary 

B.Mus., M.Mus., Kyung Hee University, 

Korea 
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in 

Virginia 

B.A., Soong Sil University, Korea 
M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 
Korea 

B.A., Chongshin College, Korea 
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary 

B.A., Jeonju University, Korea 
M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 
Korea 



126 



Moosa Kim 
Osaka, Japan 



Un-Yong Kim 
Seoul, Korea 



Edward Richard Knight 
Whitesville, West Virginia 

Bjoern Dieter Kranefuss 
Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Joseph S. Lee 

Clarkston, Georgia 

Nancy Cheryl Lee 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 



Timothy Mix Leslie 
Montgomery, Alabama 

Andras Lovas 
Budapest, Hungary 

Mary Beecher Mathes 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Robert Kim Mclntire 
Smyrna, Georgia 



John McLean, Jr. 
Augusta, Georgia 

Larry Randal McQueen 
Cleveland, Tennessee 

Philip C. Morris 

Cleveland, Tennessee 

Si-Gull Nam 
Newtownabby, United Kingdom 



Richard Montgomery Nelson 
Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Amos Kariuki Njenga 
Molo, Kenya 



B.A., Osaka University of Foreign Studies, 

Japan 
M.Div., Kobe Reformed Theological 

Seminary, Japan 

Th.B., Korea Baptist Theological College, 

Korea 
M.Div., Th.M., Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary, Korea 

B.S., University of Tennessee 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

Theolog. Examen. Universitaet Hamburg, 
Germany 

B.S., California State University, Northridge 
M.Div., International Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel 

Hill 
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological 

Seminary 

B.A., Belhaven College 

M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary 

M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, 
Hungary 

B.A., Salem College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.S., North Georgia College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.A., Presbyterian College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

B.A., Lee College 

M.Div., Church of God School of Theology 

Th.B., Pusan Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary, Korea 
Dip., M.P.S., Presbyterian Theological 

Seminary, Korea 

B.A., Presbyterian College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.D., St. Paul's Theological College, Kenya 



127 



Scott Christian Opsahl 
Dover, New Jersey 

Lajos Papp 
Hajduszoboszlo, Hungary 

Joon Girl Park 
Seoul, Korea 



Gregory Rolan Perry 
Decatur, Georgia 

Christopher Allen Price 
Dunwoody, Georgia 



Diane Lovin Ragsdale 
Rochester, New York 

Keith Lentz Riddle 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Charles Wiley Roberts 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Frances Jean Ruthven 
Tryon, North Carolina 

Dong-Chae Shin 
Seoul, Korea 



Roderick Dale Stone 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Jung Woong Suh 
Seoul, Korea 

Sharon Lynn Taylor 
Barnesville, Georgia 

Paul Russell Thim 
Decatur, Georgia 



Paolo Tognina 

Poschiavo, Switzerland 

Dorina Ellen Trouteaud 
Roswell, Georgia 



Jose Luis Velazco 
Mexico City, Mexico 



B.A., University of Washington 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

M.Div., Reformed Theological Academy, 
Hungary 

B.E., Korea Maritime University, Korea 
M.Div., Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 
Korea 

B.S., Louisiana State University 
M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Georgia 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland 

A.B., Georgia Southern College 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Wofford College 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., Arkansas State University 
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

B.A., University of Georgia 
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School 

B.A., Kyonggi University, Korea 
M.Div., Seoul Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

B.S., University of Dubuque 

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 

B.Th., M.Th., Hanshin University, Korea 



A.B., University of Missouri 
M.Div., Saint Paul School of Theology 

B.A., Swathmore College 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

Lie, Facolta Valdese di Teologia, Italy 



B.A., College of Wooster 

M.S., University of Detroit 

M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 

Lie. Theol., Seminario Teologico 
Presbiteriano de Mexico 



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Andrew Jackson Livick Waskey 
Dalton, Georgia 



Otis Lee Weldon 
Decatur, Georgia 

Mary Margaret Britton Yearwood 
Atlanta, Georgia 



Young Sun Yu 
Seoul, Korea 



Christopher Edward Zorn 
SherriU's Ford, North Carolina 



B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi 
M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary 

B.A., Birmingham Bible College 
M.Div., Interdenominational Theological 
Center 

B.A., Mercer University in Atlanta 
M.Div., Candler School of Theology at 
Emory University 

B.Eng., Chonbuk National University, Korea 
M.Div., Th.M., Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary, Korea 

B.A., Mercer University 

D.Min., Columbia Theological Seminary 



BASIC DEGREE STUDENTS 

MASTER OF DIVINITY 
C COMPONENT 



Name 


College 


Home Town 


Presbytery or Denomination 


Rebecca Jane Ardell 
Hunt, Texas 


B.A., Haverford College 
New Covenant 


Marybeth Asher-Lawson 
Ormond Beach, Florida 


B.S., University of Texas 
Central Florida 



Richard Cole Atkerson 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Christopher Joel Bobo 
Roswell, Georgia 



Francis Cornwell Boyd 
Asheboro, North Carolina 



Gregory Jon Breter 

West Palm Beach, Florida 

Dean William Brown 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 



B.S., Samford University 
Sheppards and Lapsley 

B.S.A.E., Georgia Institute of Technology 
M.S.A.E., Massachusetts Institute of 

Technology 

Greater Atlanta 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Wilmington 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

Salem 

B.A., Presbyterian College 
Tropical Florida 

B.S., Mankato State University 
Foothills 



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Joseph Evan Campbell III 
Shreveport, Louisiana 



A.B., Duke University 
J.D., Duke University School of Law 
Pines 



Katherine Leigh Carpenter 
Greensboro, North Carolina 



Tae Ho Cheong 

Corona, New York 

Boin Cho 

Athens, Georgia 



Nancy Lynn Cooper 
Follansbee, West Virginia 

Belinda Mae Curry 
Waterford, Mississippi 



Jane Elizabeth Dasher 
Columbus, Ohio 

Ellen Marie Donnan 
Hunginton, West Virginia 



Erastus Jones Doughton 
Greenville, North Carolina 

Martha Moon Ebel 
Aiken, South Carolina 

Karen K. Estes 

Nashville, Tennessee 

Thomas Renfroe Evans III 
Kennesaw, Georgia 

Willie Ralph Gandy, Jr. 
Harvest, Alabama 

Nancy Elizabeth Graham 
Norcross, Georgia 

Norman Harris, Jr. 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Linda White Hawthorne 
Atlanta, Georgia 



B.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

Salem 

B.S., Kon Kuk University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Sogang University, Korea 
M.A., Sogang Graduate School 
M.S., University of Georgia 
Northeast Georgia 

B.S., West Liberty State College 
West Virginia 

B.P.A., University of Mississippi 
M.J.P.S., Auburn University at Montgomery 
St. Andrew 

B.S., M.A., Ohio State University 
Scioto Valley 

B.S., State University College, Oneonta 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

West Virginia 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
New Hope 

B.A., Rice University 
Trinity 

B.A., Vanderbilt University 
Middle Tennessee 

B.B.A., Kennesaw College 
Cherokee 

B.A., Athens State College 
United Methodist 

B.A., Georgia State University 
Grace Fellowship Church 

B.A., Stillman College 
Sheppards and Lapsley 

B.A., Our Lady of the Lake University 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 
Greater Atlanta 



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Zoe Anne Henderson 

Southern Pines, North Carolina 

Dana Steffee Hughes 
Decatur, Georgia 

Kenneth Andrew Kasan 
Tampa, Florida 

Paul Hollingsworth Lang 
Greenville, South Carolina 

Scott Allan Lawson 

Columbia, South Carolina 



Patricia Breidenstein Looper 
Smyrna, Georgia 

Elizabeth Maria Majoros 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Carl Beason Marshall 
Douglasville, Georgia 

Russell Osborne McKee, III 
Zephyrhills, Florida 

James Gregory McMinn 
Athens, Georgia 

Murray Daniel Milford 
Bryan, Texas 

Ron Evan Nelson 

Mooresville, North Carolina 

Kimberly Sue Olson 
Austin, Texas 



Michael Denton O'Neil 
Fort Worth, Texas 

Jeffrey Doyle Peterson-Davis 
Oxnard, California 

Kerri Susan Peterson-Davis 
Oxnard, California 

Thomas Michael Pipkin 
Lakeland, Florida 

Vanessa Carol Potter 
Atlanta, Georgia 



B.A., Davidson College 
Coastal Carolina 

B.A., Georgia State University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Presbyterian College 
Tampa Bay 

B.A., Furman University 
Foothills 

B.A., University of South Carolina, Columbia 
M.A., George Washington University 
Trinity 

B.A., Thomas A. Edison State College 
United Methodist 

B.A., Davidson College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., University of Alabama 
M.S., University of Southern California 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., University of South Florida 
Tampa Bay 

A.B., University of Georgia 
Northeast Georgia 

B.A., Texas A & M University 
New Covenant 

B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Salem 

B.A., Mount Holyoke College 
M.A., University of Texas 
Mission 

B.A., Austin College 
Grace 

B.A., Westmont College 
Santa Barbara 

B.A., California State University, Long Beach 
Los Ranchos 

B.A., University of Colorado 
Tampa Bay 

B.S., Lamar University 

M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

Greater Atlanta 



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Jeffry Lynn Reynolds 
Orlando, Florida 

Ann Pitman Runnion 
Port Orange, Florida 



Jac Tyson Saltzgiver 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 

Patricia Lyons Senterfitt 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Jung Yn Shin 

Federal Way, Washington 

James Todd Speed 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Anne Kimball Stevens 
St. Petersburg, Florida 



Donald Edward Stribling 
Wichita Falls, Texas 

Walter Brown Tennyson, Jr. 
Quitman, Georgia 

Jane Margaret Thomas 
Huntsville, Alabama 

Benton Jefferson Trawick 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 

John David White 
Aiken, South Carolina 

Harry Wayne Wynn 
Stone Mountain, Georgia 

INTERNS 

John Austin Hinkle, Jr. 
Dalton, Georgia 

Willie Mae Brazil 
Knoxville, Tennessee 

B COMPONENT 

Maude Ellen Anderson 
McLean, Virginia 

Scott Richard Anderson 
Seattle, Washington 

Steven Klaus Arndt 
Huntsville, Alabama 



B.A., Ithaca College 
Central Florida 

B.A., Bloomsburg State 
MA., Azusa Pacific College 
Central Florida 

BA., Wake Forest University 
Salem 

BA., Eckerd College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Seattle Pacific University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Rhodes College 
Cherokee 

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College 

J.D., Case Western Reserve University Law 

School 

Tampa Bay 

B.S., College of the Ozarks 
Palo Duro 

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles 
Flint River 

B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville 
North Alabama 

A.B., Duke University 
Salem 

B.S., University of South Carolina 
Trinity 

B.A., Georgia State University 
Greater Atlanta 



B.A., Presbyterian College 
Cherokee 

B.S., Knoxville College 
East Tennessee 



B.A., M.Ed., University of Virginia 
National Capital 

B.A., Seattle Pacific University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., University Alabama, Huntsville 
North Alabama 



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Jeffrey William Beebe 
Jupiter, Florida 

Charles Russell Blasdell 
Vienna, Virginia 

Lucy Scofield Bowerman 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Grace Elizabeth Boyer 
Hampton, Virginia 



David Mark Bradley 
Bristol, Tennessee 

Chris Alan Causey 
Mendocino, California 

Paul Wesley Chaney 
Bradenton, Florida 

Sung Shik Chang 
Tampa, Florida 

Rita Estelle Cochrane 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Lathe Floyd Collins III 
Johnson City, Tennessee 

Fitzgerald Maitland Cook 
Decatur, Georgia 



Darice Kim Dawson 
Dunedin, Florida 

Kathy Lynn Dawson 
Colton, California 



Laura Adams Dunham 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 



William Clayton Faulk 
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 



Robert Andrew Fisher 
Memphis, Tennessee 



B.S.W., Florida State University 
Tropical Florida 

B.A., George Mason University 
National Capital 

B.Mu., M.S., Georgia State University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., College of William and Mary 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

Eastern Virginia 

B.A., King College 
Northeast Georgia 

B.A., Samford University 
Redwoods 

B.A., Eckerd College 
Peace River 

B.A., Yonsei University 
Tampa Bay 

B.A., Louisiana State University 
South Louisiana 

B.A., East Tennessee State University 
Holston 

B.A., Taylor University 
M.A.Y.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 
Geater Atlanta 

B.A., Eckerd College 
Tampa Bay 

B.A., California State University, Long Beach 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

Riverside 

B.A., Purdue University 
M.A., Montclair State College 
Ph.D., McMaster University 
Charleston-Atlantic 

B.A., North Carolina State University 
B.A., University of West Florida 
Florida 

B.A., University of Alabama 
Memphis 



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SherylLynn Kymburliegh Frazier 
Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Robert Edward Frost 
Deland, Florida 



Sara Verner Foster Fulton 
Beaufort, South Carolina 

Rebecca J. Kruger Gaudino 
Benicia, California 



Leslie Ann Glover 
Pasadena, California 

Craig Needham Goodrich 
Vienna, Virginia 



Robert Glenn Googe 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Jeanie Marie Griffin 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 

Elizabeth Jones Grimshaw 
East Lansing, Michigan 



David Robert Grove 
Leesburg, Florida 

Janet James Hankins 
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee 

Thomas Halton Hankins III 

Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee 

Chris Elmer Hester 
LaGrange, Georgia 

Christina Jeanne riindley 
Cranbury, New Jersey 



Scott Wilson Huie 
Decatur, Georgia 

David Wayne Hunt 
Richmond, Virginia 



B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Florida State University 
J.D., University of Miami 
Central Florida 

B.A., Presbyterian College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Friends University 
M.A., Kansas State University 
Ph.D., University of California, Davis 
United Church of Christ 

B.A., Vanderbilt University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
J.D., Boston College Law School 
National Capital 

B.S., Auburn University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Flagler College 
Tropical Florida 

B.M.E., Butler University 
M.A., Michigan State University 
Lake Michigan 

B.S., University of Florida 
M.A.Y.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 
Central Florida 

B.S., University of Tennessee 
M.A.T., East Tennessee State University 
East Tennessee 

B.A., M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 
State University 
East Tennessee 

B.A., LaGrange College 
United Church of Christ 

B.A., Trenton State College 
J.D., Seton Hall University 
Monmouth 

B.A., Davidson College 
New York City 

B.A., Virginia Wesleyan College 
Eastern Virginia 



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Deborah Claire Husband 
Orlando, Florida 

Patricia Sue Johnson 
Casselberry, Florida 

Vanessa Gail Knight 
Lawrenceville, Georgia 

Beth Boyer Kollas 

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania 



Benton Earl Laughlin 
Middleburg, Florida 

Michael Keck Lauter 
Austell, Georgia 

Joon Won Lee 

Sumter, South Carolina 

Martin William Lifer III 
Orlando, Florida 



William Marvin Lindsay III 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Patricia Sims Mallory 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Stephen Charles Iverson Mann 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Douglas Hung Mar 
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Mary Amanda McCutchen 
Manning, South Carolina 

Jeanne Miller-Clark 
Winter Park, Florida 

Beverly Friedlander Ostrowski 
Snellville, Georgia 

Peggy Cecil Owens 
Gastonia, North Carolina 

Thomas Scot Pritchard 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.S., University of Central Florida 
J.D., University of Florida 
Central Florida 

B.A., Mercer University, Atlanta 
Central Florida 

B.M., Georgia Southern College 
M.M., Bowling Green State University 

Savannah 

B.S., Elizabethtown College 

M.S., Pennsylvania State University College of 

Medicine 

United Church of Christ 

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 
B.S., Jacksonville University 
St. Augustine 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Wilmington 
Cherokee 

B.A., University of South Carolina, Columbia 
New Harmony 

B.A., Vanderbilt University 
J.D., University of Florida 
Central Florida 

B.A., North Carolina State University 
Coastal Carolina 

A.B., Queens College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Georgia State University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.S., Ball State University 
Wabash Valley 

B.A., College of Charleston 
New Harmony 

B.S., Florida State University 
Central Florida 

A.B., University of Georgia 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Pembroke State University 
Western North Carolina 

B.S., Presbyterian College 
Greater Atlanta 



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John Ransellaer Ragsdale 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Jeanne Carette Reynolds 
Orlando, Florida 

Beverly Ann Richardson 
Maitland, Florida 

Fred Robinson, Jr. 
Orlando, Florida 

William Charles Runnion 
Port Orange, Florida 



Clifford Arthur Sandell 
Decatur, Georgia 

Eric William Shaefer 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Lou Ann Sellers 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 



B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
St. Augustine 

B.F.A., University of Florida 
Central Florida 

B.A., Eckerd College 
Central Florida 

B.A., University of Dayton 
African Methodist Episcopal 

B.S., Clemson University 
M.S., West Coast University 
Central Florida 

B.S., Georgia State University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.S., Florida State University 
St. Augustine 

B.S., Wake Forest University 
Western North Carolina 



Timothy Frederick Simpson 
Jacksonville, Florida 



Timothy Matthew Slemmons 
Olathe, Kansas 

Patrick Dale Sowers 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Michelle Renee Thomas 
Slidell, Louisiana 



B.A., M.A., Liberty University 
M.A., University of Florida 
St. Augustine 

B.S., Kansas State University 
Northern Kansas 

B.A., University of North Carolina, Wilmington 



B.A., Montreat-Anderson College 
M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian 

Education 

South Louisiana 



Courtney Louise Thompson 
Jonesboro, Georgia 

Matthew Allen Trask 
Desoto, Texas 

Thomas Jeans Watkins 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Frederick Hancock Whitehurst 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.A., Berry College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., The Citadel 
Grace 

B.A., Auburn University 
Sheppards and Lapsley 

B.A., North Carolina State University 
M.A., Georgia State University 
Greater Atlanta 



Lawrence David Yerger 
Lighthouse Point, Florida 



B.S., University of West Florida 
Tropical Florida 



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A COMPONENT 



Virginia Miller Abbott 
Winter Park, Florida 



Margaret Blacksher Adams 
Mobile, Alabama 

David Edward Betts 
Atlanta, Georgia 



Frank Irvin Blankinship III 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Charles Nathaniel Briley 
Mount Airy, North Carolina 

Margaret B. Brinck 
Knoxville, Tennessee 



B.A., George Washington University 
M.Ed., Fitchburg State College 
United Church of Christ 

B.S., Vanderbilt University 
South Alabama 

BA., St. Andrews Presbyterian College 
J.D., University of Georgia 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., St. Andrews Presbyterian College 
Sheppards and Lapsley 

BA., Wofford College 
Salem 

B.S., University of Cincinnati 
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City 
East Tennessee 



David Atson Cagle 
Nashville, Tennessee 

Stephen Rhoads Caine 
Signal Mountain, Tennessee 

James Daryl Cazin 
Tampa, Florida 

Michael Burnell Chaney 
Livingston, Alabama 



Joseph Cohen 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Kathryn Lee Crissman 
Lilburn, Georgia 

Stephanie O. Davage 
Lilburn, Georgia 

Rick Lee Douylliez 

Green Cove Springs, Florida 

Elizabeth Sue Duttera 
LaGrange, Georgia 

Keith Brient Freeman 
Harrisburg, North Carolina 

Bonnie Duncan Habbersett 
Livonia, Michigan 



B.S., University of Tennessee 
East Tennessee 

B.A., Birmingham-Southern College 
East Tennessee 

B.A., Flagler College 
Tampa Bay 

BA., Austin College 
M.A.T., Livingston University 
Sheppards and Lapsley 

B.A., Toccoa Falls College 
Southern Baptist 

BA., University of Florida 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Sam Houston State University 
New Covenant 

BA., University of North Florida 
St. Augustine 

BA., Davidson College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Wake Forest University 
Charlotte 

B.A., Marygrove College 
Detroit 



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Ken Everett Hall 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Barbara Bell Hamilton 
Atlantic Beach, Florida 



Louly Fowler Hay 
Covington, Georgia 



Ingram Purefoy Hedgpeth 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Marilyn Turner Hedgpeth 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

Nancy McDaniel Hendrix 
Buford, Georgia 



George Douglas Hilliard 
Middleburg, Florida 

Barbara A. Holmes 
Decatur, Georgia 



Walter James Holston, Jr. 
Atlanta Georgia 

Jennifer Adrianna Johnson 
Montgomery, Alabama 

Hak Chin Kim 

Stockbridge, Georgia 

Hyung Seok Kim 
Taegu, Korea 

Stephen Earl Kolmetz 
Chipley, Florida 

Paul Berkeley Landrum 
Decatur, Georgia 

Insook Lee 
Athens, Georgia 



Thomas Knight Lewis III 
Waycross, Georgia 

Gregory Augustine Limongi 
Americus, Georgia 



B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 
United Methodist 

B.A.E., University of Florida 
M.A.E., University of North Florida 
St. Augustine 

A.B., Hollins College 
M.A., Emory University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Wake Forest University 
New Hope 

B.A., Salem College 
New Hope 

B.S., Oklahoma State University 
M.L.S., Clark-Atlanta University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.S., The University of the State of New York 
St. Augustine 

B.S., University of Connecticut 
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University 
J.D., Mercer University 
Holiness 

B.A., Miles College 
Non-denominational 

B.A., Wesleyan College 
Sheppards and Lapsley 

B.A., Atlanta Christian College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Keimyung University 
Presbyterian Church of Korean 

PD., University of Florida 
Florida 

B.A., Emory University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., M.A., Sogang University 
Ed.S., University of Georgia 
Northeast Georgia 

B.S., Auburn University 
North Alabama 

B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo 
Flint River 



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Gregory J. Lund 
Everett, Washington 

William Cleveland McLaurin 
Chesapeake, Virginia 

Elizabeth Ann Morgan 
Milledgeville, Georgia 

William David Palmer 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Eleana Manuel Patterson 
Alpharetta, Georgia 

Patrick Hargett Perryman 
Orlando, Florida 

Joy White Pruett 
Gainesville, Georgia 

Stephen Michael Ratliff 
Wadesboro, North Carolina 

Stephen Charles Robertson 
Bradenton, Florida 

Carol N. Seaman 
Gainesville, Florida 



David Kirk Shelor 

Stone Mountain, Georgia 

Earle Francis Sickles 
Ocala, Florida 

Sherri Patray Simpson 
Jacksonville, Florida 

Alice Wood Smith 
Albany, Georgia 

Frances A. Waldron 
Hollywood, Florida 

Robin Dearman Walker 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Robert Lodwic Weathersby 
Starkville, Mississippi 

Barbara Ruth White 

Black Mountain, North Carolina 



B.A., Seattle Pacific University 
Seattle 

B.S., University of Southern Mississippi 
Eastern Virginia 

B.A., Agnes Scott College 
Northeast Georgia 

B.S., University of Alabama 
Sheppards and Lapsley 

B.A., College of Saint Francis 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Rollins College 
Central Florida 

Brenau University 
Northeast Georgia 

B.A., Davidson College 
Charlotte 

B.S., Butler University 
Peace River 

B.A., Mary Baldwin College 
M.Ed., University of Florida 
St. Augustine 

B.S., Davidson College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Kent State University 
St. Augustine 

B.A., Liberty University 
St. Augustine 

B.S., Albany State College 
Flint River 

B.S.W., Florida International University 
M.S., Nova University 
Tropical Florida 

B.A., Samford University 
North Alabama 

B.A., Southwestern Louisiana University 
M.A., Mississippi State University 
St. Andrew 

B.A., Queens College 
M.S., Columbia University 
Western North Carolina 



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Timothy Sean Wiles 
Norcross, Georgia 

Donald Elwyn Winborne 
Kannapolis, North Carolina 

David Scott Worth 
Clearwater. Florida 



B.S., University of North Carolina, Asheville 
Southern Baptist 

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi 
Charlotte 

B.S., Florida Southern College 
Tampa Bay 



MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES 



Lucille McCrary Bagwell 
Gainesville, Georgia 

Barry Wesley Barringer 
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota 

Barbara Deemer Douglass 
Dunwoody, Georgia 

Elizabeth Hall 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Marian Aquilla Haynes 
Decatur, Georgia 

John Charles Knapp 
Decatur, Georgia 

Elton Bruce Mather 
Avondale Estates, Georgia 

Brian John McCormick 
Independence, Oregon 

Gayle Annette McFarland 
Decatur, Georgia 

Mary Nell Morin 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Elizabeth Irwin Pendergrast 
Atlanta, Georgia 

Brent Stephen Plate 
Decatur, Georgia 

Warren W. Quinley 
Covington, Georgia 

David R. Richardson 
Port Angelis, Washington 

Mary Ann Rose 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.S., University of Georgia 
Southern Baptist 

B.A., Moorhead State University 
Evangelical Baptist 

B.A., Hollins College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.S., Indiana University 
M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary 
United Methodist 

B.S., University of Missouri 
National Baptist 

B.S., Georgia State University 
Greater Atlanta 

A.B., Georgia State University 
J.D., University of Georgia 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Seattle Pacific Uuniversity 
Seattle 

B.A., Rhodes College 
Greater Atlanta 

B.S., Slippery Rock University 
Non-Denominational 

A.B., University of Tennessee 
Greater Atlanta 

B.A., Seattle Pacific University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.S., Benjamin Franklin University 
Church of God 

B.A., Seattle Pacific University 
Greater Atlanta 

B.M., MM., University of Arizona 
Non-denominational 



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Samuel Saint-Elie 
Austell, Georgia 



B.A., Oakwood College 
Adventist 



Marva Strickland Sanders 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.A., Spelman College 
M.S.W., Ph.D., Atlanta University 
Baptist 



Peter David Shelly 
Canyon, Texas 



B.A., University of Texas, Austin 
Palo Duro 



Barry Douglas Smith 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.S., Georgia State University 
B.A., Earl Paulk Institute 
Chapel Hill Harvester Church 



Steven Lotz Snyder 
Atlanta, Georgia 



B.A., The King's College 
M.B.A., Drexel Institute 
Greater Atlanta 



Nancy Oates Spragins 
Big Canoe, Georgia 



B.A., University of Mississippi 
Greater Atlanta 



Robert John Stewart, Jr. 
Atlanta, Georgia 



B.A., Emory University 
Greater Atlanta 



Barbara Lynn Tolleson 
Decatur, Georgia 



B.A., M.A., University of British Columbia 
Greater Atlanta 



Ronald Gene Toney 
Thomson, Georgia 



B.A., Morehouse College 
National Baptist 



William Joseph Vickery 
Lawrenceville, Georgia 



B.A., Preed-Hardeman University 
Church of Christ 



Cherie Ray C. White 
Nashville, Tennessee 



B.A., Scarritt College 
M.A., University of Arizona 
United Methodist 



James Houston Wright 
Woodstock, Georgia 



B.A., David Lipscomb University 
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University 
Church of Christ 



UNCLASSIFIED STUDENTS 



Richard M. Billingslea 
Lilburn, Georgia 



B.S., Jacksonville State University 
Greater Atlanta 



Christopher Thomas Griffin 
Norcross, Georgia 



B.A., Berry College 
Independent Christian 



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SPECIAL STUDENTS 

Bevis B. Byfield 
Kingston, Jamaica 



D. Jay Freedman 
Cincinnati, Ohio 



Desna A. Henry 
Kingston, Jamaica 

Robert R. Jones 

Peterborough, United Kingdom 

Wonil Lim 
Seoul, Korea 



Sheila M. Munro 
Stranraer, Scotland 



Min.Dip., United Theological College of the 

West Indies 
B.A., Drake University 
S.T.M., Princeton Theological Seminary 
Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 

Disciples of Christ 

BA. r Emory University 
M.S., University of Alabama, Birmingham 
Jewish 

United Theological College of the West Indies 
Moravian 

Westminster College 
United Reformed Church 

B.L., Sungsil University 
M.Div., Seoul Presbyterian Seminary 
L.L.M., University of Georgia 
Korean Presbyterian Church 

Glasgow University 
Church of Scotland 




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OCCASIONAL STUDENTS 



Robert Armistead 

William B. Bailey 

Garry Carlin Baker 

Richard A. Banks 

John Bargeron 

Stephen Beard 

Mary Beardall 

James Bell 

Cheryl Lynn Betts 

Mary M. Boyd 

James Branard 

Claude T. Bray 

Henry T. Brent 

Dorothy Bruton 

Joey Byrd 

Richard Cabot 

David Carriker 

Boaz Chang 

Robert Chastain 

Joni Beth Clark 

Joyce Coffman 

Ramon Davila 

Ronald DeGenaro, Jr. 

Roberta Dodds-Ingersoll 

Coile Estes 

Frederick Favors 

Michael Fitze 

Carol Ann Fleming 

P. J. Flores 

Dwayne K. Gaddis 

Thomas Gilmore 

Robin Gipson 

James Goldsmith 

Christopher Graves 

John Brice Graves 

Ernest L. Greenwood 

Joe E. Griffin 

Gregory Griffith 

Jong Heon Ham 

Judith Hamilton 

Charles Heyward 

Judith M. H. Hockenberry 

Donald Hughes 

Insik Jang 

Hugh C. Jones 

Cheryl Anne Kawaja 

Peter R. Keith 



Dorothy Kirk 
Danny Klein 
Kathy Ann Kuczka 
Won II Lee 
Young Lee 
Byron Lesane 
Philip Lilly 
Norman H. Linde II 
Olga L. Malave 
Timothy S. Mallard 
Mary McKey 
James Miles 
Ralph Miller 
Walter E. Monroe 
Kenneth R. Munson 
Virginia Anne Murray 
Jane Nelson 
H. Terris Neuman 
Edwin Normandia 
Anita Parish 
Roger E. Patton 
Patricia A. Pearce 
Thomas Rains 
Mary Ann Richardson 
Charles M. Roberts 
Arthur Nelson Robin 
Amanda Russell-Jones 
Ketty F. Santos 
Mary M. Scott 
Angela M. Skinner 
Rob Small 
Rufus Smith 
Ian R. W. Stake 
Evelyn Teasley-Thomas 
Raymond S. Thomas 
Carol Trax 
Donald Varnadore 
Mary Villilo 
Jim Weldon 
Deborah Wendell 
Gregory White 
Reginald Williams 
Dianne Wright 
Jeffrey D. Yergler 
Sung Koo Yoon 
Rebecca B. Young 



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SUMMER GREEK SCHOOL 1992 



Margaret Adams 
Terry Beaird 
Frank Blankinship 
Grace Boyer 
Nathaniel Briley 
Margaret Brinck 
David A. Cagle 
Stephen Caine 
Leslie Callewart 
Carol Capron 
Michael Chaney 
Joni Beth Clark 
Rita Cochrane 
Kathryn Crissman 
Darice Dawson 
Kathy Dawson 
Roberta Dodds-Ingersoll 
Jane Dorman 
Rick Douylliez 
Elizabeth Duttera 
Glen Fagan 
William Faulk 
Keith Freeman 
Robert Frost 
Terry Fugate 
Jeanie Griffin 
Gregory Griffith 
Elizabeth Grimshaw 
David Grove 
Bonnie Habbersett 



Ken Hall 
Barbara Hamilton 
Louly Hay 
Zoe Henderson 
Douglas Hilliard 
Walter Holston 
Jennifer Johnson 
Stephen Kolmetz 
P. Berke Landrum 
Won II Lee 
Thomas Lewis 
Gregory Limongi 
William McLaurin 
Antonio McPhearson 
Elizabeth Morgan 
David Palmer 
Eleana Patterson 
Joy Pruett 
Stephen Ratliff 
David Shelor 
Alice Wood Smith 
David Speno 
Michelle Thomas 
Courtney Thompson 
Frances Waldron 
Barbara White 
Gregory White 
Timothy Wiles 
Sandra Wilmesherr 
Donald Winborne 



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GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION 
OF STUDENT BODY 



Alabama — 42 
Arkansas — 2 
California — 7 
Florida - 70 
Georgia — 155 
Indiana — 1 
Kansas — 1 
Kentucky — 1 
Louisiana — 8 
Maine — 1 
Michigan — 4 
Minnesota — 2 
Mississippi — 4 
Missouri — 2 



New Jersey — 3 
New York - 7 
North Carolina - 73 
Ohio - 4 
Oklahoma — 1 
Oregon — 1 
Pennsylvania — 9 
South Carolina — 36 
Tennessee — 48 
Texas — 7 
Virginia — 8 
Washington — 4 
West Virginia — 10 



OTHER COUNTRIES 



Antigua — 1 
Cameroon — 1 
Ghana — 1 
Guatemala — 1 
Hungary — 2 
Jamaica — 14 
Japan — 1 



Kenya — 1 
Korea — 13 
Mexico — 2 
Singapore — 1 
South Africa — 1 
Switzerland — 1 
United Kingdom 









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CALENDAR 1993-1995 



1993-94 



1994-95 



SUMMER 






Greek School 


July 7-August 27 


July 5-August 26 


Summer Term 


July 12-23 


July 11-22 




July 26-August 6 


July 25-August 5 


FALL 






Planning Retreat 


August 31 - September 2 


August 30-September 1 


Labor Day 


September 6 


September 5 


Orientation 


September 7-8 


September 6-7 


Classes begin 


September 9 


September 8 


Opening Convocation/ 


September 15 


September 14 


Honors Day 






Senior Ordination Exams 


September 17-18 


September 16-17 


Thanksgiving Holiday 


November 25-26 


November 24-25 


Classes End 


December 9 


December 8 


Reading Day 


December 10 


December 9 


Exams 


December 13-16 


December 12-16 


Final papers due 


December 16 


December 16 


WINTER 






A Component/Alternative 


January 3 


January 4 


Contexts begin 






Seminars for Ministers/ 


January 4-6 


January 9-12 


Continuing Education 






Doctor of Ministry classes 


January 10 


January 17** 


Martin Luther King 


January 17 


January 16 


Birthday Holiday 






Doctor of Ministry 


January 21 


January 27 


classes end 






Alternative Context/A 


January 21 


January 24 


Component Electives End 






A Component exams 


January 24 




Columbia Forum 


January 24-26 




SPRING 






Bible Content Exam 


February 4 


February 3 


Classes begin 


February 7 


February 6 


Senior Ordination Exams 


February 18-19 


February 17-18 


Spring Break 


April 4-8 


April 3-7 


Good Friday 


April 1 


April 14 


Classes end 


May 13 


May 12 


Reading Day 


May 16 


May 15 


Exams 


May 17-20 


May 16-19 


Evaluation Day 


May 19 




Commencement 


May 22 


May 21 



'Subject to decisions on a revised curriculum 
■* Class meets Saturday. 



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INDEX 



Academic Information 
Administration 
Admissions Procedure 
Alumni/ae Association 



11 

90 

8 

87 



Atlanta Theological Association 24 

Auditors 8 

Awards and Prizes lb 

Biblical Area 35-42 

Board of Directors 88 

Bookstore 30 

Calendar 146 

Center for Asian Ministries 24 

Center for Theological Studies 
in Florida * 15 

Christian Spirituality Emphasis 29 

Clinical Pastoral Education 26 

Columbia Friendship Circle 87 

Conferences for Prospective 
Students 9 



Continuing Education 


22 


Courses of Instruction 


33-69 


Curriculum 


33 


Doctor of Ministry 


19-20 



Doctor of Sacred Theology 20-22 

Evangelism 28 

Faculty 93 

Fellowships 78 

Financial Aid 79 

Financial Information 82-83 

Grading System 72-73 



Graduating Class-1992 103 

Greek School 144 

Historical - Doctrinal Area 42-51 

History of Columbia Seminary 5 

Housing 79 

Institutional Support 87 

International Students 9 

Lay Institute of Faith and Life 23 

Lectures 29 

Library 30 

Master of Arts in Theological 

Studies 15 

Master of Divinity 11-14 

Master of Theology 17-19 

Mid-Course Assessment 13 

Occasional Students 143 

Ordination Examinations 74 

Orientation 70 

Practical Theology Area 51-66 

Roll of Students 107-144 

Scholarship Funds 76-78 

Special Students 142 

Student Loans 80 

Student Organizations 85-86 

Supervised Ministry 66-68 

Theology, Media, and the Church 

Program 24 

Transfer Students 9 

Unclassified Students 141 



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Concerning financial aid 
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Concerning supervised ministry 
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Concerning scholarships and placement 
Philip R. Gehman, Vice President for Student Life 

Concerning development/seminary relations, wills and bequests, church relations, living 
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