2008 is an exciting year for the BCTS. The fact that we’ve survived as long as we have is nothing short of a miracle. In 1978 our organization included thirty-four members, thirty of whom were clerics. Several were graduate students trying to complete their PhD dissertations. Today, we are assistant, associate, and full professors, canon lawyers, and even bishops, although there are still a few graduate student associate members. Slightly more of us are lay members than clergy. We are theologians, historians, social scientists, natural scientists, classicists, philosophers, deans, liturgists, and campus ministers. Some of us are now the leading authorities in our fields. We’ve come a long way in these 30 years.


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