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Talbot School of Theology

Talbot School of Theology
Former names
Talbot Theological Seminary
Established 1952
Affiliation Non-denominational
President Dr. Barry Corey
Dean Dr. Clinton Arnold
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 1,160
Location La Mirada, CA, USA

Talbot School of Theology is a non-denominational, conservative evangelical Christian theological seminary located near Los Angeles. Talbot is one of the seven schools that comprise Biola University, located in La Mirada, California.


  • History 1
  • Academics 2
  • Notable alumni 3
  • Notable faculty 4
  • New Talbot Complex 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


In 1952, during the last year of his second term as Biola's president, Dr. Louis T. Talbot worked to establish a fully accredited theological seminary. The seminary's first dean was Charles L. Feinberg, who, along with his colleagues, unanimously voted to name the seminary "Talbot Theological Seminary." In 1981, the seminary's name was changed to "Talbot School of Theology" when Biola moved from college to university status.[1]

Talbot is known for its conservative evangelical theology, especially related to the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy and premillennial eschatology.


Talbot first became accredited in 1978 by Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.[2] Talbot has 1,200 students, 70 full-time faculty members, and offers seven master's degrees and three doctoral degrees. Clinton E. Arnold is Talbot's sixth and current dean, serving since 2012.[1]

Notable alumni

Notable faculty

New Talbot Complex

The Talbot Building Complex Project is a $55.4 million project that will take place in two phases over the course of several years. Prior to completion of Phase One, existing Talbot facilities, which had been designed for 300 graduate students, were serving 1,000 students in massively overcrowded conditions. When completed, the buildings are designed to form a seminary "campus within a campus."

Phase One added a new 30,617-square-foot (2,844.4 m2) building adjacent to Feinberg Hall, named Talbot East. This $21.4 million project added 7 classrooms, 31 academic offices, and features a faculty meeting room, prayer chapel, two conference rooms, and a Ph.D. seminar room. On May 20, 2010, Biola officials held a ground breaking ceremony for Phase One and it was officially dedicated on October 14, 2011.[3][4]

Phase Two will demolish Myers Hall, which is nearly 50 years old, and replace it with a state-of-the-art 57,798-square-foot (5,369.6 m2) building, providing 17 classrooms, 53 academic offices, a theology reading room, a student lounge/cafe', and a recreation room. Rooftop gardens will help decrease the amount of energy required to heat and cool the building. Phase Two will also remodel the first floor of Feinberg Hall to accommodate the Institute for Spiritual Formation.

See also


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External links


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