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September 1

Meadville Theological School

1844 – Meadville Theological School formally opened in Meadville, Pennsylvania, as a school to train Unitarian ministers. Many believed that churches should not be solely dependent on Harvard Divinity School for ministerial training. The Meadville Theological School moved to Chicago in 1926, incorporating with the University of Chicago. Read about Frederic Huidekoper, founder of the Meadville Theological School.

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