The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

From the Dean

Grace to you and peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

The School of Theology at Sewanee is part of the University of the South, itself owned and governed by 28 dioceses of The Episcopal Church. You’ll find many signs of a deeply rooted Anglican community here, living the Gospel of Jesus and offering eager hospitality to all kinds of people, of widely differing backgrounds, with widely differing points of view.

Through Sewanee runs a bold Anglican witness that is rooted in the deep confidence that God continues to create, continues to redeem and reconcile in Jesus Christ, and continues to inspire us for mission by the power of the Holy Spirit.

At Sewanee our vocation is to study and pray, to live together in intentional community, and to engage God’s mission in the world around us. To be a disciple of Jesus is both what one is and who one is becoming and Sewanee provides a wonderful context in which to work that out.

We are blessed with the 13,000 acres of the University Domain. It is a place of astonishing beauty, unrivalled biodiversity, and transparency to the Holy. I hope that you will find time to visit and encounter the land and the peoples of which we are a part.


The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of The School of Theology