Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. One of the oldest Lutheran seminaries in North America, Southern is a fully accredited graduate school of theology preparing women and men for the ordained and lay ministries of the church. In 2012, the school merged with a sister Lutheran university, Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. The seminary and its Columbia campus are now the cornerstone of the university's School of Theology.
The beautiful wooded17-acre campus is situated atop Seminary Ridge in Columbia, highest point in the mid-state area, near the center of South Carolina's capital city. Founded in 1830, the seminary moved to its present location in 1911 with the construction of Beam Residence Hall, which is listed on the National Historic Register. Originally, Beam Hall housed the entire seminary; today it is the home for students, mixed-use meeting areas, and office space.
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