Ever a Vision follows the history of the first fifty years of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, from its first days after the consolidation of its two predecessors - Western Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary of the United Presbyterian Church in North America - through today.
Donald K. McKim here describes the tensions encountered by bringing together these two different faculties from denominations which, though both Presbyterian, represented different theological emphases and ethos. He tells of the seminary's growth, its struggles, its different curricula and presidents, and examines the concerns and activities of its students through these five decades. Finally, he chronicles the latest chapter of the seminary's development in which its financial condition was strengthened, its curriculum stabilized, and its vision for the future has taken shape.
Today Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a solid and respected institution that continues to carry out its mission of preparing ministers for the contemporary church and world.