In 1962, the American, Augustana, Finnish and United branches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church merged to form the cohesive Lutheran Church in America. This precedent resulted in the consolidation of several Chicago-area institutions of higher education - the Suomi Theological Seminary, Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, Augustana Theological Seminary and the Grand View Seminary - to establish the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago (LSTC) later that year. Moving from its original campus locations in Rock Island and Maywood, the LSTC established its new home in Hyde Park, Chicago - coinciding with the recent acquisition of the Central Lutheran Theological Seminary. Finally, the school arrived at its current existence with the merger with Christ Seminary-Seminex of St. Louis, Missouri in 1983.
Today, students living in student housing or an off campus apartment near LSTC can pursue graduate and doctorate-level degrees like Master of Divinity, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry. Degree concentrations involve fields like religion, ethics, Bible, environment and religion, urban ministry and science.
Blending academic pursuits with Lutheran values, the LSTC's stated mission is to form "visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ" and to seek "to build up the Body of Christ and work for a world of peace and justice that cares for the whole creation."
Student living and university living at the LSTC places students within the heart of Chicago, with access to city landmarks like Grant Park, Willis Tower, the Loop and Navy Pier.
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