Preparing for the ministry at Tufts, 1903

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I was -- and am -- looking for a practical expostion on Universalist worship like the one from 1901 I found for the Unitarians a couple of weeks ago. In the process, I found the Tufts 1902-03 catalog, and its pages dedicated to its now-lost Divinity School.


A couple of items to note: one could enter as an undergraduate and study through, and option that died very recently in the United States with the closure of Bangor Theological Seminary. And that the curriculum included logic (for nongrads), economics, psychology and the "Biblical languages" of German, Hebrew and Greek. And PE for the men.

Class of 1897
Class of 1897

If you were approved, you would have gotten a generous scholarship -- to imagine an early pastorate without student debt! -- from the Universalist General Convention, though non-Universalists were admitted. Lodging "heated by steam and lighted by gas " included, but you did have to provide your own "sheets, blankets, pillow cases, and towels."

A fun read.

 

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