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 ten (10) credits from approved courses (see below) that includes participation in the one-credit Black Church Colloquium held annually. 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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Danielle Shroyer, Class of 1999

“To be in a community where I got to hear so many different perspectives—that was profound for me. I’m grateful for the curiosity, for the practice of learning that was cultivated for me at Seminary.”