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For more than a century, theological instruction was conducted by Yale's president or by the Professor of Divinity, a position established by Thomas Clap in 1746. During these years, however, Yale did not have a formally established Divinity School. The college began to feel the lack of a separately established department in the beginning of the nineteenth century as more New England colleges--such as Williams, Middlebury, Union, and Hamilton--began to draw students to their seminaries. In response to the rapid development of professional schools and the increasing secularization of college curriculum, Yale established the Theological Department in 1822, later known as the Yale Divinity School. The degree of Bachelor of Divinity was first conferred in 1867, the Master of Sacred Theology in 1939, and a degree of Master of Religious Education was conferred from 1954 through 1960. In 1960 the latter was replaced by the Master of Divinity. In 1971, Yale Divinity School merged with the Berkeley Divinity School, a seminary for the training of Protestant Episcopal ministry which had opened in Middletown, Connecticut, and had moved to New Haven in 1928. The combining of the two schools established the Berkeley Center at Yale which develops field-oriented aspects of the professional program.

The Divinity School is a graduate-professional school which is interdenominational, providing training for pastoral service, missionary service, Christian education, religious leadership, and teaching and research in religion.

From the description of Records of the Divinity School, Yale University, 1825-1991 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169827

For more than a century, theological instruction was conducted by Yale's President or by the Professor of Divinity, a position established in 1746. Yale established a separate department for theological study in 1822, later known as the Yale Divinity School. The degree of Bachelor of Divinity was first conferred in 1867, the Master of Sacred Theology in 1939, and a degree of Master of Religious Education was conferred from 1954 through 1960. In 1960 the latter was replaced by the Master of Divinity. In 1971, Yale Divinity School merged with the Berkeley Divinity School. The Institute of Sacred Music, founded at Yale in 1973, is also affiliated with the Divinity School.

The Divinity School is a graduate-professional school which is interdenominational, providing training for pastoral service, missionary service, Christian education, religious leadership, and teaching and research in religion.

From the description of Yale University Divinity School memorabilia, 1835-2007 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702164860

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referencedIn [Miscellaneous pamphlets, clippings, etc., showing history, policy, organization of the Yale Divinity School.]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Garman Papers, 1732-1932, 1862-1907 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Brown, Charles Reynolds, 1862-1950. Charles Reynolds Brown papers, 1860-1957 (inclusive) Yale University Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. [Pamphlets on degrees and honors conferred by the Divinity School, Yale University]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Personal Papers Collection, 1692-2007 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Gilbert-Cheever family papers, 1836-1891 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Edward Curtis Dahl Papers, 1939-1986 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Hargrove, Barbara. Barbara Hargrove papers, 1960-1989. Iliff School of Theology
referencedIn Arthur E. Sutherland papers Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. Yale University Divinity School memorabilia, 1835-2007 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Henry Burt Wright Papers, 1728-1928 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Shedd, Clarence Prouty, 1887-1973. Clarence Prouty Shedd papers, 1923-1967 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn King, Carl Howie, 1898-1967. Papers, 1920-1973. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Garman, Charles Edward, 1850-1907. Garman papers, 1732-1932 (bulk 1862-1907). Amherst College. Library
referencedIn Liston Pope Papers, 1909-1984 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Charitable society for the education of indigent pious young men for the ministry of the Gospel. Charitable society for the education of indigent pious young men for the ministry of the Gospel records, 1814-1909 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Macintosh, Douglas Clyde, 1877-1948. Douglas Clyde Macintosh papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group Papers, 1933-1965 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Avery family correspondence, 1841-1852 William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Divinity School, Yale University, records, 1825-1991 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Bainton, Roland Herbert, 1894-1984. Roland Herbert Bainton papers, 1886-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Turner family. Turner family papers, 1799-1891. Cornell University Library
referencedIn [Pamphlets on the curriculum of the Yale Divinity School]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Charles Reynolds Brown Papers, 1860-1957 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Interseminary Commission for Training for the Rural Ministry. Interseminary Commission for Training for the Rural Ministry records, 1926-1950. Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. God, humility, and revelation : perspectives from Mormon philosophy and history, 2003. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn [Pamphlets, etc., on various local clubs and societies in the Yale Divinity School]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Weber, Theodore R. Theodore R. Weber papers, 1949-1996, undated. Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology
referencedIn Brown, Charles Reynolds, 1862-1950. Charles Reynolds Brown papers, 1860-1957 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Sanders, Frank Knight, 1861-1933. Frank Knight Sanders papers, 1815-1953 (inclusive), 1880-1930 (bulk). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Tweedy, Henry Hallam, 1868-1953. Henry Hallam Tweedy papers, 1895-1953 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Reinhold Riemer Papers, 1915-1917 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Fitch, Eleazar T. (Eleazar Thompson), 1791-1871. Eleazar Thompson Fitch papers, 1817-1852 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Graduate Theological Union. The Seven Schools Collection, 1970-1976. Graduate Theological Union, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
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referencedIn Dahl, Edward Curtis, 1916-1993. Edward Curtis Dahl papers, 1939-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group Papers, 1933-1965 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Pope, Liston, 1909-1974. Liston Pope papers, 1909-1974 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Burrows, Millar, 1889-1980. Millar Burrows Papers, 1913-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Frank Knight Sanders Papers, 1815-1953 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Slie, Samuel. Samuel Slie papers, 1961-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. [Minor publications relating to scholarships or other types of financial aid for students in the Yale Divinity School]. Yale University Library
referencedIn James Wesley Cooper papers, 1787-1925, 1787-1916 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Carleton, Linda Trowbridge. Difficulties over abolition, 2000 Nov. 14. Guilford Free Library
referencedIn Karl Owen Thompson collection, 1828-1932 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Thompson, Karl Owen, 1881-1958,. Karl Owen Thompson collection, 1828-1932 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Roland Herbert Bainton Papers, 1886-1988 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous personal papers collection, 1791-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Eleazar Thompson Fitch Papers, 1817-1852 Yale University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. Records of the Divinity School, Yale University, 1825-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers of the Interseminary Commission for Training for the Rural Ministry, 1926-1954 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn King, Carl H. (Carl Howie), 1898-1967. Carl H. King papers, 1918-1973 and undated. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Beach Family Papers, 1858-1961 Yale University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. [Minor puiblications issued by the Divinity school about the Lyman Beecher lectures]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Henry Hallam Tweedy Papers, 1895-1953 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Pictures of Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, Yale University, 1931-1959 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. [Minor publications on admission to the Divinity school]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Millar Burrows Papers, 1913-1981 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Clarence Prouty Shedd Papers, 1915-1967 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Dahl, Edward Curtis, 1916-1993. Edward Curtis Dahl papers, 1939-1984 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Beach family papers, 1858-1961 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Queen, Anne, 1911-2005. Anne Queen papers, 1930-1985. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Divinity School, Yale University, student records, circa 1845-1999 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. [Minor publications on the annual convocation held at the Yale divinity school]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. [Minor publications]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Beach family papers, 1858-1961 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Yale University. Divinity School. Student records of the Yale Divinity School, ca. 1845-1999 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Warren, Israel P. (Israel Perkins), 1814-1892. Notebooks, 1839-1841. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Douglas Clyde Macintosh Papers, 1906-1978 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Gilbert family. Gilbert-Cheever family papers, 1836-1891 (inclusive), 1851-1883 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bright, Florence A. Memories of Jesse L. Bright, 1907. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Riemer, Reinhold, 1889-1955. Reinhold Riemer papers, 1915-1917 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Turner family papers, 1799-1891. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Wright, Henry B. (Henry Burt), 1877-1923. Henry Burt Wright papers, 1880-1928. Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966. William Ernest Hocking Papers, 1860-1979 Houghton Library
referencedIn Day, Gad, 1784-1873. Gad Day family papers, 1742-1910 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Divinity School, Yale University, photographs and memorabilia circa 1889-1959 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Arthur Ernest Morgan papers concerning Edward Bellamy, 1912-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Cooper, James Wesley, 1842-1916. James Wesley Cooper papers, 1787-1925 (inclusive), 1787-1916 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group. Theological Discussion Group papers, 1934-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Samuel Slie Papers, 1961-1986 Yale University Divinity School Library
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