Crozer Theological Seminary

Old Main
Crozer Theological Seminary is located in Pennsylvania
Location: 21st St. and Upland Ave., Upland, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°51′21″N 75°22′17″W / 39.85583°N 75.37139°W / 39.85583; -75.37139Coordinates: 39°51′21″N 75°22′17″W / 39.85583°N 75.37139°W / 39.85583; -75.37139
Area: 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built: 1857
Architectural style: Italianate
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference#: 73001626[1]
Added to NRHP: June 18, 1973

The Crozer Theological Seminary was a multi-denominational religious institution located in Upland, Pennsylvania. The school succeeded a Normal School established at the site and the building's use as a hospital during the American Civil War. The seminary mostly served as an American Baptist Church school, training seminarians for the entry into the Baptist ministry.

After 1970, when the seminary merged with institutions in Rochester, New York, the building was used for Crozer Hospital (now part of Crozer-Chester Medical Center.) Most recently, it is used for medical offices associated with the center. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



The Seminary began as the Normal School of Upland, established and built by wealthy textile manufacturer John Price Crozer.[2] Crozer allowed the Union to use the building as a hospital during the American Civil War.

After Crozer's death in 1866, his family converted the school to another purpose, endowing it as the Crozer Theological Seminary in his honor. His son recruited faculty for the new mission.[3]

The most famous student of Crozer Seminary was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. He enrolled on September 14, 1948 and graduated on May 8, 1951 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. He then studied and earned his doctorate at Boston University.[4]

Another Crozer student was Dr. Monroe E. Dodd, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana from 1912–1950, founder of the Dodd College for Girls, and a pioneer radio minister.

In 1970 the school moved to Rochester, New York, in a merger that formed the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.[5] The old seminary building was used as the former Crozer Hospital (now the Crozer-Chester Medical Center). Now the building is used for medical offices on the grounds of the Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Name Tenure
Harry G. Weston 1869–1909
Milton G. Evans 1909–1934
James H. Franklin 1934–1944
Edwin E. Aubrey 1944–1949
Sankey Lee Blanton 1950–1962
Ronald V. Wells 1962–1970

Notable faculty


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Crozer Theological Seminary — 39° 51′ 21″ N 75° 22′ 17″ W / 39.8558, 75.3714 Le Cro …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Theological libraries and librarianship — Early Jewish LibrariesEarliest Christian LibrariesThe integral relationship between Christianity and its texts has always ensured a central place for books, for learning, and for libraries. The passing of two millennia has witnessed changes in… …   Wikipedia

  • Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School — is a theological college of Baptist origins. The present day school, which sits on the top of a hill in the beautiful setting of Highland Park in Rochester, New York is a product of several mergers. The school is liberal and ec …   Wikipedia

  • Christian library — Christian Theological libraries have their origins in the Jewish religion whose practice and transmission depended on the keeping and duplication of sacred texts. Like Judaism, Christianity depends fundamentally on the preservation and study of a …   Wikipedia

  • Signs and Wonders — was a phrase used often by leaders of the Charismatic movement in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is closely associated with the ministry of John Wimber and the Vineyard Movement. One of the major emphases of the belief is that the Gospel can… …   Wikipedia

  • Leonard Sweet — Infobox Person name = Leonard Sweet image size = caption = birth name = Leonard I. Sweet birth date = 1961 birth place = death date = death place = death cause = resting place = resting place coordinates = residence = nationality = American other …   Wikipedia

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. authorship issues — Authorship issues concerning Martin Luther King, Jr. center around claims of plagiarism and fall into two general categories: his academic research papers, including his doctoral dissertation, and his speeches. Contents 1 Dissertation and other… …   Wikipedia

  • Norman J. Kansfield — Dr. Norman J. Kansfield is a senior scholar in residence at Drew University. He was suspended from being a minister in the Reformed Church in America and president of the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 2005 after officiating at his… …   Wikipedia

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. — Martin Luther King and MLK redirect here. For other uses, see Martin Luther King (disambiguation) and MLK (disambiguation). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr …   Wikipedia

  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. — born Jan. 15, 1929, Atlanta, Ga., U.S. died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn. U.S. civil rights leader. The son and grandson of Baptist preachers, King became an adherent of nonviolence while in college. Ordained a Baptist minister himself in 1954,… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.