Leading Theologian Ranks Wycliffe College Third among North American Seminaries
Tuesday October 20th, 2009
Wycliffe College has been ranked third in a survey of North American seminaries included in a recent article in the respected journal First Things. In a contribution to its October issue by R. R. Reno, entitled "A 2009 Ranking of Graduate Programs in Theology", Wycliffe is placed after Duke Divinity School and the University of Notre Dame and on a par with Princeton.
In his section on Wycliffe Reno says: "After Princeton—or perhaps on a par with Princeton—I put Wycliffe College and the larger Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. Ephraim Radner is one of the most important theologians of his generation. His book, The End of the Church, offers theological account of the modern Christian experience unparalleled in depth and insight. Radner now teaches at Wycliffe, along with Joseph Mangina, George Sumner, and Chris Seitz. The species is Anglican, but the genus is post-liberal theology, a church-committed theological vision that is clear minded about the challenges posed by contemporary culture."
While one commentator to the blog on the article adds: "I think Rusty's mention of Wycliffe would count as a vote in favour of an evangelical institution. Its' Anglicanism is ecumenical in an evangelical direction, which accounts for the fact that many evangelicals have been flocking there for graduate studies for years."