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Union Theological Seminary
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (UTS) is an ecumenical Christian liberal seminary in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, New York City. It is affiliated with neighboring Columbia University. Since 1928, the seminary has served as Columbia's constituent faculty of theology. In 1964, UTS also established an affiliation with the neighboring Jewish Theological Seminary of America. UTS is the oldest independent seminary in the United States and has long been known as a bastion of progressive Christian scholarship, with a number of prominent thinkers among its faculty or alumni. It was founded in 1836 by members of the Presbyterian Church in the USA, but was open to students of all denominations. In 1893, UTS rescinded the right of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church to veto faculty appointments, thus becoming fully independent. In the 20th century, Union became a center of liberal Christianity. It served as the birthplace of the Black theology, womanist theology, and other theological movements. It houses the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, one of the largest theological libraries in the Western Hemisphere.
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Inception: 1836

Alternate Names: Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.), Union Theological Seminary (Nowy Jork)., Union Theological Seminary., Union Theological Seminary, New York, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York., New York Theological Seminary, UTS
Associated Place(s): New York City, United States of America