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Throughout Union’s history, the Seminary has been home to brilliant theological scholars and leaders of social change. 

At the end of the nineteenth century, Charles Briggs popularized German biblical criticism in the United States, first as a professor at Union and then as its president.  

In 1927, Union appointed two women to its faculty for the first time: Sophia Lyon Fahs, the school’s first lecturer in religious education; and Mary Ely Lyman, Union’s inaugural Dean of Women Students. Lyman would go on to be the first female to hold a full professorship and endowed chair at the school. 

Over the years, Union has welcomed numerous legendary teachers and scholars, including Christian ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr, winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom; Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian and German resistance leader; Paul Tillich, renowned philosopher and theologian; Dorothee Sölle, German-born liberation theologian; and Raymond E. Brown, prominent biblical scholar and the school’s first Catholic professor.

Today’s Union faculty is comprised of internationally acclaimed and academically prolific scholars, many of whom have written the seminal literature in their respective fields. To learn more about our faculty please visit our faculty directory page

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Brigette Kahl

Union Days 2014: "The Joy of Creating Just and Resilient Communities"

Join us on October 9th and 10th for Union Days 2014! Union Days is a time for all alumni/ae, students, and friends of the Seminary to reconnect with one another and with the school. Special attention is given to the reunion of the 50th, 25th and 10th anniversary classed. Our reunion classes and returning alumni/ae will:

- Explore best practices for church, educational, and nonprofit leadership.

- Enjoy conversations with thought leaders and other Union alumni, with special gatherings for the classes of 1964, 1989, and 2004.

- Enter into spiritually nourishing and joyful worship.

- Engage New York City through diverse ministry, artistic, and cultural sites.

- And much more! For more information, click here>>

 

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