Vose Seminary began as the Baptist Theological College of Western Australia in 1963. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary, this book brings together a collaborative history of the seminary with essays examining shifts in the church and theology over those fifty years. The contributions from twenty-five Vose staff, students and graduates demonstrate the generous evangelicalism which marks the seminary. The book is an account of where Vose Seminary has been over the last fifty years and an attempt to define the task which lies ahead for theological educators in equipping the church for the future.
Nathan Hobby is the academic dean and seminary librarian at Vose Seminary. He is the author of a novel, The Fur, winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award.
John Olley joined the faculty of BTCWA in 1978 as lecturer in Old Testament and mission and served as principal from 1991-2003. His most recent book is The Message of Kings in the Bible Speaks Today series.
Michael O’Neil is the director of Vose Research and head of the Christian Thought Department. He is the author of Church as Moral Community: Karl Barth’s Vision of Christian Life, 1915-1922.