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Academics & Faculty

If you seek to study with professors who will prepare you for the practice of ministry, challenge you to grow in faith and understanding, and guide you in your spiritual life, Perkins School of Theology is the place for you.

Perkins has a distinguished teaching faculty of more than 40 professors, renowned in their scholarly fields and diverse in denominational affiliation, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, and perhaps most interestingly, theological perspective. What they have in common is a deep commitment to training leaders for the church. Within this rich mix of perspectives and interests, our students commonly discover that Perkins professors don’t teach you what to think, they teach you how to think theologically. Our goal is to model a community engaged in faith's search for understanding and preparation for ordained and lay ministries.

Perkins professors will help you clarify your own understanding of the Christian faith, challenge you to examine ideas new to you, and prepare you for faithful leadership in the church of the 21st century.