Hartford Seminary

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Not to be confused with Hartford Female Seminary. Hartford Seminary_sentence_0

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Hartford SeminaryHartford Seminary_table_caption_0
Former namesHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_0_0 Hartford Theological Seminary
Hartford Seminary FoundationHartford Seminary_cell_0_0_1
TypeHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_1_0 Theological collegeHartford Seminary_cell_0_1_1
EstablishedHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_2_0 1833; 187 years ago (1833)Hartford Seminary_cell_0_2_1
AffiliationHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_3_0 Non-denominationalHartford Seminary_cell_0_3_1
EndowmentHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_4_0 $47.9 million (2019)Hartford Seminary_cell_0_4_1
PresidentHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_5_0 Joel N. LohrHartford Seminary_cell_0_5_1
LocationHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_6_0 Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesHartford Seminary_cell_0_6_1
WebsiteHartford Seminary_header_cell_0_7_0 Hartford Seminary_cell_0_7_1

Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational theological college in Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford Seminary_sentence_1

History Hartford Seminary_section_0

Hartford Seminary's origins date back to 1833 when the Pastoral Union of Connecticut was formed to train Congregational ministers. Hartford Seminary_sentence_2

The next year the Theological Institute of Connecticut was founded at East Windsor Hill, Connecticut. Hartford Seminary_sentence_3

The institution moved to Hartford in 1865 and officially took the name Hartford Theological Seminary in 1885. Hartford Seminary_sentence_4

The Bible Normal College affiliated with the seminary in 1902 and changed its name to Hartford School of Religious Pedagogy. Hartford Seminary_sentence_5

The Kennedy School of Missions became another affiliated activity, originally organized by the Seminary as a separate organization in 1911. Hartford Seminary_sentence_6

In 1913, these three endeavors were combined. Hartford Seminary_sentence_7

In 1961, the entities were legally merged and adopted the new name Hartford Seminary Foundation, which was used until 1981, when the current name came into use. Hartford Seminary_sentence_8

The Hartford Seminary Foundation published the Hartford Quarterly (originally named Bulletin - Hartford Seminary Foundation) from 1960 to 1968. Hartford Seminary_sentence_9

Hartford Seminary began to offer niche concentrations in Christian-Muslim dialogue in 1972, and in 1990 Hartford Seminary officially claimed non-denominational status. Hartford Seminary_sentence_10

On Jan. 1, 2018, the Hartford Seminary joined the Boston Theological Institute (BTI), which is the largest theological consortium in the world. Hartford Seminary_sentence_11

Hartford campus Hartford Seminary_section_1

When the seminary moved to Hartford in 1865, it was at first located in the area now occupied by buildings of the Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford Seminary_sentence_12

In the 1910s, it planned a dedicated new campus on Hartford's west side, south of Elizabeth Street. Hartford Seminary_sentence_13

Construction was delayed by World War I, and a handsome campus of Collegiate Gothic Revival buildings was constructed in the 1920s. Hartford Seminary_sentence_14

Surviving elements of this construction phase were used by the seminary until 1981, and currently constitute the campus of the University of Connecticut School of Law. Hartford Seminary_sentence_15

The present main seminary building, designed by architect Richard Meier, was completed in 1981, replacing several buildings demolished from the initial building phase. Hartford Seminary_sentence_16

The seminary also continues to occupy several adjacent buildings that have historically been part of its campus. Hartford Seminary_sentence_17

These, as well as the law school, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, primarily for their architecture. Hartford Seminary_sentence_18

Academics Hartford Seminary_section_2

Hartford Seminary is centered on two academic centers: the Hartford Institute for Religion Research and the Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. Hartford Seminary_sentence_19

The seminary offers certificate programs and graduate degrees, including the only accredited Islamic chaplaincy programs. Hartford Seminary_sentence_20

The Muslim World Publication Hartford Seminary_section_3

Hartford Seminary has been home to the academic journal The Muslim World since 1938. Hartford Seminary_sentence_21

The journal was founded in 1911. Hartford Seminary_sentence_22

Notable alumni Hartford Seminary_section_4

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  • Akaiko Akana, first pastor of Hawaiian ancestry at Kawaiahaʻo ChurchHartford Seminary_item_0_0
  • Fred Hovey Allen, clergyman and author, made first photogravure plates in U.S.Hartford Seminary_item_0_1
  • Thomas L. Angell, scholar at Bates CollegeHartford Seminary_item_0_2
  • Yahya Hendi, Georgetown University Muslim chaplain, Named one of the World's Most Influential Muslims, 2012.Hartford Seminary_item_0_3
  • Fenwicke Holmes, Religious Science leaderHartford Seminary_item_0_4
  • Fred Kirschenmann, leader in the sustainable agriculture movementHartford Seminary_item_0_5
  • Charles H. Kraft, evangelical Christian apologistHartford Seminary_item_0_6
  • Vergel L. Lattimore, professor at the Methodist Theological School in OhioHartford Seminary_item_0_7
  • Richard T. Nolan, Episcopal Church/USA canon, writer, professor of philosophy and religious studies emeritusHartford Seminary_item_0_8
  • Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman CollegeHartford Seminary_item_0_9
  • Andrew Young, pastor, mayor of Atlanta, U.S. Congressman, UN ambassador, President of the National Council of Churches USA, and member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)Hartford Seminary_item_0_10
  • Henry Allan Gleason Jr, linguistHartford Seminary_item_0_11
  • Asnage Castelly, A Haitian-American wrestler who competed for Haiti at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 74 kg freestyle competition.Hartford Seminary_item_0_12
  • Yvonne Y. Haddad, Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Georgetown UniversityHartford Seminary_item_0_13


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