Princeton Seminary | Farminary Concentration

Farminary Vision

Concentration in Theology, Ecology, and Faith Formation

Princeton Theological Seminary in conjunction with The Farminary Project will offer a concentration that allows master's students to focus their academic work on issues pertaining to theology, sustainability, faith formation, ecology, and justice.

The setting changes the relationship between faculty and students. The kind of conversations we have on the farm are just different. Students have lots of questions — both practical and vocational. They want to know how what we are reading will relate to what they'll be doing out in the world.

—Jacqueline Lapsley, Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Old Testament

This concentration prepares students for vocational ministry or scholarly pursuits by a) lifting up ecological and agrarian perspectives within the Christian theological tradition, b) exploring the interconnectedness of critical contemporary concerns such as sustainability, food justice, racial justice, climate change, and ecology, and c) cultivating holistic and innovative approaches to theological education and formation. The requirements for the concentration involve earning nine credits from approved courses. Students must take at least one three-credit course at the Farminary. One course (or a maximum of three credits) could be taken at Princeton University in order to fulfill the concentration requirements, subject to the approval of the coordinator and the associate dean for academic administration.

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    Educating faithful Christian leaders.

    Youth Minister at Busbridge and Hambledon Church, Surrey, U.K.

    Antonin Ficatier, Class of 2016

    “What I like about working in an international church is that I’m always reminded that I’m a foreigner, that the land is not mine and I’m just a passenger on this journey.”