This history of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (formerly known as Garrett Biblical Institute and Garrett Theological Seminary) is filled with many exciting events, influential people, and profound developments. As the second theological institution of Methodism in America, it has a long, rich history, beginning in 1853. It is the product of mergers with The Chicago Training School (1934) and Evangelical Theological Seminary (1974).
The resources within this guide will guide you through some of the most impactful elements of this history. This guide is meant as a starting point to further research, through The Styberg Library's Archives/Special Collections and elsewhere.
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is the result of the interweaving of three institutions. These institutional histories live on in our core values of critical and creative reason, evangelical commitment, and prophetic participation in society.