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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

College of Theology and Christian Ministry

Darrell Gwaltney , Dean

Dane Anthony, Marty Bell, Marianne Blickenstaff*, John Burke*, Robert Byrd (professor emeritus), William Choate*, Mark Christian*, Ann Coble, Betsy Coughlin*, Manuel Cruz, Ben Curtis, Cynthia Curtis*, David Dark, Meredith Day*, Joel Emerson, Stewart Everett*, Steve Guthrie, Scott Harris*, Ernest Heard*,  David Hollis*, Sally Holt, David Kidd*, Tom Knowles-Bagwell*, Gene Lovelace*, Donovan McAbee, Mark McCormack*, Mark McEntire, Amanda Miller, Martha Woody Minardi, Rod Murray*, Gideon Park*, Charles Parker*, Robert Ratcliff*, Naomi Reece*, Steven Reed*, Beth Ritter-Conn*, Jon Roebuck*, Thomas Russell*, Erika Scrimpshire*, Steven Simpler (professor emeritus), Judy Skeen, William Summey*, Andy Watts, Micah Weedman*, Adam York*


The College of Theology and Christian Ministry seeks to be a premier academic community that nurtures a living faith in God, reflects critically on its discipline, and develops skills for Christian ministry, and distinguishes itself through its emphases on contemplative spirituality and social justice.


The purpose of the College of Theology and Christian Ministry is to provide student-centered, academically challenging religion classes to the diverse student body of Belmont University and to provide a foundation of religious studies for students preparing for congregational ministry and advanced theological studies.


1. To provide all Belmont students with a solid foundation in biblical and theological studies.

2. To teach courses for religion majors and minors in the following areas: biblical languages, biblical studies, religion and society, theological and historical studies, practical studies, seminars and special studies.

3. To offer professional education courses in practical ministry.

4. To offer continuing education opportunities to ministers and laity.

5. To integrate contemplative spirituality and social justice into the curricular and co-curricular program.