Emmanuel School of Religion will exist for just a few more weeks—on June 1 it will become Emmanuel Christian Seminary.
President Michael Sweeney writes that the ESR name no longer communicates effectively with today’s society.
“Fifty years ago, a ‘school of religion’ was essentially the same as a ‘divinity school,’ that is, a seminary-like institution attached to a university, with, perhaps, a somewhat broader curriculum than the average seminary,” he says. “[But] the name that worked so well in the past is now creating some confusion.”
The school has completed the official documentation with the state and accrediting agencies and will change its Web site to www.ecs.edu.