Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Örebro School of Theology (was Örebro Theological Seminary)

On 9 September 2010 it was decided that Örebro Theological Seminary should change its English name to Örebro School of Theology. Founded by John Ongman in 1908, the school has fulfilled its core activity to educate and train pastors, leaders and mission workers for the church. The school has been a member of The European Evangelical Accrediting Association (EEAA) since its inception in 1979 and got accredited by this body in 1991. In 1993, the seminary became accredited by the Swedish state to grant degrees in Theology/Religious Studies (from 2004 on the Bachelor level). Today the school offers a wide variety of courses and programs targeted at various groups. In addition to the core acitivity mentioned above, which reflects the seminary tradition, the school also trains other groups, for example teachers in Religious Studies in the public schools. Thus, we feel that the new name, “Örebro School of Theology,” better reflects the current profile of our institution.

John Ongman

Read my blogpost about the 100th anniversary of the school in 2008 here.

I reported about a burglary at our school during this time (September 2008) and pointed out that the police actually found some "external evidence" on the stuff in my office, e.g., blood on a Brill tote bag from SNTS, and a footprint on an article on textual criticism. What I didn't mention was that later the police actually caught this burglar on the basis of this evidence! (But we did not receive back what was stolen.)

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