Leading Theologian Ranks Wycliffe College as the Best Seminary in Canada, Fourth Best in North America
Thursday December 6th, 2012
Wycliffe College has been ranked as the best seminary in Canada and the fourth best in North America by the respected journal First Things.
The rankings were done by R. R. Reno, entitled "A 2012 Ranking of Graduate Programs in Theology ", Wycliffe is placed after Duke Divinity School, the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University.
The criteria for the rankings were: (1) orthodoxy and support for graduate students who want to think with the Church, (2) intellectual rigor, (3) commitment to students, and (4) financial aid.
In his section on Wycliffe Reno says: “The college has some superb faculty, such as Joseph Mangina, Chris Seitz, and Ephraim Radner. Like the best professors at Duke, they’re committed to the postliberal project, broadly understood, giving the program personality and purpose.”
In his previous ranking from 2009, Reno also praised Wycliffe’s faculty and vision: "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."