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Center for Swedenborgian Studies Becomes the GTU's Newest Center of Distinction

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to welcome the Center for Swedenborgian Studies (CSS) as its newest Center of Distinction. The Center for Swedenborgian Studies offers theological education to men and women seeking to minister within the Swedenborgian Church, serves as a hub for scholarship the Swedenborgian tradition, and provides Swedenborgian theological resources for the wider church and community.

GTU Adopts New Doctoral Program Curriculum

The Graduate Theological Union has adopted a new doctoral curriculum beginning in fall 2016 that builds on the strengths of the existing program while enhancing opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship and interreligious conversation among students and faculty.

GTU Begins Search for New Dean and VP of Academic Affairs

The Graduate Theological Union is seeking candidates for a Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs to begin July 1, 2016. The Dean will work with faculty and administrative colleagues to further develop and implement a newly redesigned PhD program that will create an interactive learning environment among the world’s religious traditions. Applicants should hold the PhD (or equivalent) and be committed to the value of interreligious and interdisciplinary graduate education in theological and religious studies.

Graduate Theological Union and Sikh Foundation International Partner to Bring Sikh Studies to the GTU

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and the Sikh Foundation International have entered into an agreement to sponsor the teaching of Sikh Studies at the GTU beginning in the fall semester 2015. 

Video: Indian Classical Kathak Dance

This performance featuring acclaimed Kathak dance artist Rina Mehta was recorded on April 10, 2015, at the Doug Adams Gallery at the Graduate Theological Union. The performance was presented in conjunction with the 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought, and was sponsored by the GTU's Hindu Studies Initiative and the Center for Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE).


Video: Interreligious Relations as Friendship--Surjit Singh Lecture 2015

The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture was held on April 10, 2015. Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, spoke on "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews."


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GTU Celebrates Commencement 2015 (includes Video)

On May 7, forty-four graduates were honored at the GTU's 2015 commencement ceremony at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross in Berkeley, California.

Are We Willing to Leave Our Anchorage?

May 7, 2015 GTU Graduation Talk: José Balcells, Ph.D. Biblical Studies


I want to thank Deans Holder and Kook for the opportunity to address you this afternoon.

I also want to thank my dissertation committee: Professors Aaron Brody, John Endres, and Benjamin Porter.


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