divinity school


Definition of divinity school

: a professional school having a religious curriculum especially for ministerial candidates

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My husband, however, is a professor in a divinity school and not a pastor of a congregation. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: The Rev. Young-Mee Park of Burr Ridge, new pastor of Hinsdale United Methodist Church," 7 Aug. 2019 Younger ministers and divinity school students returned their own draft cards to signal their resistance. David Mislin, Smithsonian, "How Vietnam War Protests Accelerated the Rise of the Christian Right," 3 May 2018 While at Harvard, the Rev. Carpenter met Catherine Ann Larrabee, who is known as Cathe, and was then a secretary at the divinity school. Bryan Marquard, BostonGlobe.com, "Rev. Victor Carpenter, UU minister and advocate for social justice, dies at 88," 8 June 2018 Rogers was all set for divinity school, wife Joanne says, when he was attracted by the potential of television and appalled by the crass nature of programming for kids. Kenneth Turan, latimes.com, "‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’: The documentary that shows how Mister Rogers made goodness desirable," 7 June 2018 He’d already been accepted at divinity school but straightaway got a job at NBC. Ann Hodgman, Smithsonian, "Mister Rogers Pioneered Speaking to Kids About Gun Violence," 22 May 2018 The seminary’s reputation as a welcoming institution for LGBTQ people allayed her initial fears about entering divinity school. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "New seminary president's gay-conversion past catches school by surprise," 14 Mar. 2018 Over the summer, the 27-year-old divinity school graduate launched a newsletter inspired by Mike Allen's Politico Playbook, but for the religious left. Stephanie Russell-kraft, Teen Vogue, "This Newsletter Is For People Who Are Religious and Want to Resist Trump," 19 Dec. 2017 But divinity schools are a bit different than other academic programs. Paul Singer, USA TODAY, "University of Chicago makes history with first Jewish divinity school dean," 15 Oct. 2017

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circa 1555, in the meaning defined above

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