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Presbyterian History and Reformed Theology

Columbia Theological Seminary has established a program in Presbyterian History and Reformed Theology to encourage engagement with topics of interest pertaining to our past history, present condition, and future endeavors as a people of faith. Educational programming is being developed by the seminary's Center for Lifelong Learning.

The program offers opportunities for participants to use the materials received by Campbell Library from the Presbyterian Historical Society in Montreat, NC in 2007, when those programs take place at CTS. That collection comprises congregational and personal records, bound books and periodicals (including a sizeable collection of rare volumes), and artifacts covering more than 500 years of Presbyterian and Reformed history.

Educational opportunities have included speakers on the seminary campus, tours of the archives in Campbell Library, and an annual series of lectures and discussions held at The Montreat Conference Center. The seminary has also hosted several trips to explore our history and theology, including a tour to a regional art history museum, domestic Presbyterian Heritage tours in South Carolina and Georgia, and an international Presbyterian Heritage tour to Central Europe.

The Montreat Conference Center has partnered with the seminary in the development of the summer series and other aspects of the program.

Columbia's Center for Lifelong Learning offers year-round courses and events for church professionals and lay people. Find an event or course that's offered during a month when you have free time for an extraordinary experience!