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School of Divinity. Academic and Student Life Records

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Wake Forest University's School of Divinity admitted its first students in 1999. This collection documents the academic work and administration within the school. Materials in this collection include academic bulletins, student handbooks, course syllabuses, seminar notebooks, proposal drafts, and promotional materials.

Biographical and Historical Note

Founded in 1999, the Wake Forest University School of Divinity is intentionally ecumenical and open to a variety of viewpoints. The School currently offers a Master of Divinity degree and several joint degrees in law, bioethics, counseling, education, and sustainability, as well as a dual degree pathway in business. These joint degrees are offered in partnership with other schools of the University. The School also offers optional concentrated studies within the Master of Divinity degree, including religious leadership in food, health, and ecology, and a graduate certificate in sustainability. Graduates of the School of Divinity serve in various religious leadership positions and in other fields, such as congregational ministry, chaplaincy, non-profit work, education, and counseling. A number of students have continued in higher education, earning a PhD or a second Masters. The faculty and staff encourage a culture of learning that nurtures critical inquiry, theological reflection, and the integration of theory with an active impact.

Collection Overview

This collection documents the academic work and administration within WFU's School of Divinity. Materials in this collection include academic bulletins, course syllabuses, seminar notebooks, proposal drafts, promotional materials, and student handbooks.

Collection Inventory

  • Biblical Studies 652: The New Testament and Contemporary Cultures syllabus (2003 Spring) Box 1 Folder 10
  • Brochures (circa 1999-2009) Box 1 Folder 7
  • Bulletin (1999-2001) Box 1 Folder 1
  • Bulletin (2002-2004) Box 1 Folder 2
  • Bulletin (2004-2005) Box 1 Folder 3
  • Bulletin (2005-2008) Box 1 Folder 4
  • Bulletin (2008-2009) Box 1 Folder 5
  • Bulletin (2009-2010) Box 1 Folder 6
  • Dual degree proposal draft (2006 April) Box 2 Folder 1
  • "Is God's Charity Enough for Bears?" Steelman lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson promotional material (2016) Box 2 Folder 3
  • Pluralism and Unity summer seminar notebook (2002 June) Box 1 Folder 9
  • Second International Conference on Baptist Studies program (2000 July 19-22) Box 1 Folder 8
  • Southeast Regional Festival of Young Preachers fliers (2018 September 29) Box 2 Folder 5
  • Student handbook (2008-2009) Box 2 Folder 2
  • Theological Studies 790A Knowledge Dispels Fear: Islam and Islamophobia student interview project materials (2017 Fall) Box 2 Folder 4

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
School of Divinity. Academic and Student Life Records
ID
RG46.4
Date [inclusive]
1999-2018
Extent
0.84 linear feet  2 document boxes

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2018 December
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
School of Divinity. Academic and Student Life Records (RG46.4), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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