Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
GMNF GMS RECOMMENDS TRINITY EVANGELICAL DIVINITY SCHOOL FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
THE FLAGSHIP EVANGELICAL THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION
From the inception of the church at Pentecost until the rise of higher criticism in Germany in the 1800s; the church held views of the Bible with trust in its authority being inspired by God and inerrant in all matters (see John Woodbridge - Biblical Authority, 1982)
Some churches began to be skeptical of what the bible affirmed based on the rise of modernist higher critical method (which later turned out to be nothing more than subjective conjecture with zero objective/external/independent or tangible evidence for people and documents it asserts that hypothetically existed)
Fuller Theological Seminary was founded in 1947 to be the flagship evangelical theological institution for higher education. (link, link, link )It's scholars would produce evangelical publications which were predicated on the authority and full inerrancy of the Bible. In the 1960s Fuller began to change its theological position to allow for limited inerrancy (Bible could have errors of science and history based on what later turned out to be nothing more than the same subjective conjecture of the higher critical school of thought which lacks any reality on earth from any perspective but especially an interdisciplinary academic orientation in regards to the people and places it asserts existed). At that time Trinity Evangelical Divinity School was formed to be the new flagship theological institution for evangelicals. (link, link, )
TEDS: ACADEMIC POWERHOUSE
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School early years began with the influence of two men generally regarded as 2 of the 3 leading theologians of its era, Dr. Kenneth Kantzer and Dr. Carl F. H. Henry.
Ken Kanzter was the dean of the school and taught there between 1963 and 1991. Carl F.H. Henry taught at the school between 1971 and 1997.
KENNETH S. KANTZER
"Billy Graham described Kanzter as "one of the three or four leading theologians in the mid-twentieth century" (TEDS: The Early Years, p. 33)
CARL F. H. HENRY
"The most prominent evangelical theologian of the second half of the twentieth century is without a doubt Carl F. H. Henry" (20th Century Theology, page 288)
World renown scholars joined the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
"In many ways, the emergence of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as an academic heavyweight in the second half of the 1960s, signaled the growing confidence and intellectual prominence of evangelicals in America in general." (Scott Manetsch, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: The Early Years, page 11)
TEDS began within "a university environment of biblical studies, where world class scholars would produce world class students. TEDS would be a university of great ideas, where great thoughts by great scholars would capture young minds and produce ministers who would change the world" (Elmer Towns, Walking with Giants)
"Dean Kantzer attracted to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School some of the most notable scholars in the country... by the end of the decade, Trinity's academic arsenal had been further fortified by...faculty additions " (Scott Manetsch, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: The Early Years, page 11)
Faculty members who have served at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School include Gleason Archer, Norman Geisler, Walter Kaiser, John W. Montgomery, Elmer Towns, Wilbur Smith, David Hesselgrave, J Herbert Kane, Paul E. Little, D.A. Carson, Kevin Vanhoozer, Craig Ott and many others.