History

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Since 1859, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has been at the forefront of theological education, its influence spanning the globe. Explore with us more than a hundred years of history


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Foundation:
1859 – 1878

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Fulfilled Promise:
1878 – 1899

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Denominational Leadership: 1899 – 1928

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Endurance and Expansion: 1928 – 1950

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Denominational Stewardship: 1950-1981

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Contested Ground:
1981 – 1993

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1993 to present

 

Renewal: 1993 –
present

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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In December 2018, Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. released to the public an in-depth study into the nature and prevalence of slavery and racism throughout the history of the school.
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