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Located at 2400 Ridge Road, conveniently across the street from the CDSP campus, the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library of the Graduate Theological Union offers one of the most comprehensive theological resources in the world to students at CDSP and all GTU member seminaries.
Since 1972 the Episcopal Church has required that before ordination a candidate must be examined and show proficiency in (1) The Holy Scriptures; (2) Church History, including the Ecumenical Movement; (3) Christian Theology; (4) Christian Ethics and Moral Theology; (5) Studies in Contemporary Society, including Racial and Minority Groups; (6) Liturgics and Church Music; and (7) Theory and Practice of Ministry.
The General Board of Examining Chaplains administered the first General Ordination Examination (GOE) in 1972 and has given it annually since.
Nearly 200 supporters of Church Divinity School of the Pacific have included CDSP in their will or estate plans, thereby earning them an honored place on the wall in Denniston Commons at CDSP, as a member of the George and Augusta Gibbs Society.
George and Augusta Gibbs offered a building and property in San Mateo in the 1890s to build the West Coast's first Episcopal "divinity school." George Gibbs also added stock from his iron business to help fund the new seminary. The original seminary building in San Mateo was known as Gibbs Hall.
Because CDSP is located in the center of 'Holy Hill,' home to six of the nine member seminaries of the Graduate Theological Union, members of the CDSP community are able to attend the wide range of special events, lectures, exhibits and public forums scheduled at the various schools and affiliated centers, which express the richness and diversity of this unique ecumenical and inter-religious community.
Here are some of the events scheduled in the Fall Semester, 2012:
CDSP has partnered with Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) in Berkeley to offer an Episcopal version of the Lutheran seminary's theological education program that combines residential on-campus learning with independent guided study.For almost 20 years, the Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program has provided a method of contextual learning for both rural and urban communities.
PARKING:The CDSP parking lot reserves some spaces for Easton Hall conference center guests at no charge on a space-available basis. Two-hour parking on Ridge Road and LeConte Avenue is available on a limited basis, and is unlimited on evenings and weekends. There are some metered spaces along Euclid for weekday daytime use. Otherwise, parking is restricted to those who have correct city permits. This is tightly controlled
PUBLIC TRANSIT: Airport Transportation:
Tuition and Fees for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Program2013-2014 Tuition and Fees
M.Div., MTS, CTS, CAS, Unclassified Tuition
$700 per unit $8,400 per semester at 12 units; $16,800 per year for 12 units x 2 semesters)