Candler School of Theology

Candler School of Theology prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church's ministries in the world.
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"A sermon, Fred liked to say, isn’t always what the people need to hear; it is also what the people would like to say, if they were the preacher." - Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler, shared this reflection at Fred Craddock's memorial service on March 9, 2015, at Cherry Log Christian Church in north Georgia.

In 2014, Candler completed Phase II of a decade-long building project intended to bridge teaching, research, spiritual and community life. Stop by for a visit in person, or check out a virtual tour and information from afar.

The new building celebrating 100 years -The Candler Centennial.

Celebrate Candler School of Theology's first 100 years of theological education with this commemorative book by Dr. Gary S. Hauk 91PhD, Vice President and Deputy to the President, Emory University.

Fall 2013 Convocation at Cannon Chapel. Candler School of Theology.

Worship at Cannon Chapel is part of daily life at Candler School of Theology.

A panoramic view of the new building construction this week at Candler, with the Rita Anne Rollins Building in the background.

Reflections on teaching: Dr. Luther E. Smith Jr., Professor of Church and Community at Candler School of Theology. #cst

Candler School of Theology at Emory University is part of the vibrant Atlanta metropolitan community, with easy access to activities like catching a game at Turner Field. #emory #atlantahighlights

Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Candler, wrote Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men. Published by Abingdon Press, 2013.

Written by Dr. L. Edward Phillips, Associate Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at Candler and Sarah Webb Phillips. Published by Discipleship Resources, 2012.

Entering the Waters: Faith, Culture, and 21st Century Youth Ministry. A program led by the Youth Theological Institute. #cst #yti

A Candler student named Haley shares her experience living and studying in São Paulo, Brazil in the August 16, 2013 post from the Enthused blog for Candler admissions. Here she is at Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo. Read the post: #cst #lucefellow #studyabroad

Candler is part of Emory University, a premier research institution ranked among the top 20 national universities by U.S. World and News Report. #emory #cst

Dr. Luther Smith's plenary sermon to participants at the Fund for Theological Education, in graphic form. #cst #luthersmith #sermon

Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA #cst #theology