Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies Concentration


The Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies offers a concentration enabling students at Princeton Theological Seminary to develop a focused academic program centered on African and African American religious traditions and institutions. This concentration prepares students for vocational ministry or scholarly pursuits that value the unique contributions of Black religious experiences to the totality of Christian faith, life, and witness. It assists seminarians interested in shaping their ministerial preparation for a wider knowledge and deeper appreciation of Black life within American or global Christianity. It is also designed for those who have a scholarly interest in the shape and depth of Black religious life throughout the African diaspora. Among the requirements for the concentration are earning nine (9) credits from approved courses (see below.) One course (or a maximum of three credits) can be taken at Princeton University in order to fulfill the concentration requirements.

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Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Chaplain at the Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Khristi Adams, Class of 2008

“At Princeton, we had precept groups—we’d engage text and debate. That gave me confidence to have those conversations anywhere.”