Greetings, and welcome to the web site of Atlantic School of Theology. Attractively situated on the shore of the Northwest Arm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Atlantic School of Theology has been a leader in ecumenical theological education since its founding in 1971.
As a school, we have always sought to be responsive to the needs of the church, of our students, and of the wider society we are all called to serve. Our students are enrolled in a variety of programs that reflect the diverse needs of our constituency. These include programs centered on our campus here in Halifax, as well as full programs of study designed to enable students to study at a distance utilizing the resources of the the Internet.
We have a young and energetic faculty committed both to the highest levels of theological scholarship, and to the health and well being of the church. As the context for the church's ministry changes, we have renewed our curriculum to reflect the changing needs of today's church. Most recently we have refocused our mission to provide "transformational leadership for the church and for the world." We believe this is an exciting development and hope you will want to be a part of it.
Our affiliation with Saint Mary's University strengthens our ability to prepare students to lead their church's engagement with the world around us. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA) is one joint initiative that is bringing a theological contribution to the discussion of the significant contemporary issues that shape our society. We also have a joint MA (Theology and Religious Studies) that allows students to benefit from the strengths of both institutions.
We hope that your visit to this site will spark your interest in the work of AST. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Hope to see you here!
Eric B. Beresford
Click here to read a selection of sermons and addresses by President Eric Beresford.