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BTI - The Boston Theological Institute


The Boston Theological Institute, founded in 1968, is a consortium of ten theological schools and seminaries in the Boston area. It seeks to enrich each member school's mission, advance intentional collaboration, and share resources in order to advance interreligious and ecumenical learning; to strengthen teaching, learning and research; to maximize the stewardship of resources; and to engage the member schools in building interreligious community.

The majority of the schools were founded in the 1800’s, reflecting Boston’s long history as the U.S. centre of theological education. The schools affiliated are Anglican, Evangelical, Jewish, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian, Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions. Hebrew College, the ‘newest’ institution, has been training scholars in Judaism for almost 80 years. All schools are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and/or the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Board of Directors

Board: Martin Copenhaver (President), John Darr (Graduate Program Director), Thomas Stegman (Dean, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry), Mary Elizabeth Moore (Vice Chair of the Board), Dennis Hollinger (President, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Dudley C. Rose (Secretary / Treasurer of the Board).

Staff: Ann McClenahan (Executive Director), Alexandra Brandon (Assistant Director), Sophia Lufkin (Graduate Project Assistant), Amy Northrop (Graduate Assistant), Micah Pace (Graduate Field Education Student), Jahdiel Perez (Graduate Field Education Student). 

The Boston Theological Institute

675 Massachusetts Avenue 8th Floor     Cambridge MA 02139

PO Box 391395 | Cambridge MA 02139


Tel: 617-527-4880

Services and Resources

Together, the BTI schools offer over 40 degree programs.

We point out the “Science, Religion, and Culture” program at HarvardDivinitySchool.  It is possible to have access to Cosmologics, a space for new and insightful conversations aimed at understanding the interactions of science and religion. The writing in Cosmologics moves beyond polemics in favour of one or the other and instead encounters each concept anew through the lenses of race, gender, and inequality.

A section of the website is dedicated to the Summer Projects.

The BTI co-sponsors student conferences across member schools.

Religious Confession

The BTI includes members of different religous confessions. The majority of the theological schools have a Christian inspiration. 

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