The Massachusetts Bible Society and the Andover Newton Theological School have a complementary history across the past 200 years. They trained translators who then enabled the Society to distribute Bibles in languages never before available. They trained pastors to listen to the many voices of the biblical witness and the churches those pastors served partnered with the Society to increase biblical literacy and understanding.
From 1982 to 2007 the two institutions were bound together by a bookstore which, although located on the Andover Newton campus, was owned and operated by the Massachusetts Bible Society. When the Society divested itself of its physical bookstores, the ownership of the store at Andover Newton was transferred to the school where it is finding new life through a partnership with Hebrew College.
Although no longer connected through the bookstore, it made sense that the two historic institutions find new ways to partner together as they share a progressive theological outlook and a commitment to a vibrant , inclusive, and informed local church. On February 14, 2008, The Massachusetts Bible Society and Andover Newton Theological School signed on to a working covenant that allows us to share many important resources and to provide for the creation of the Massachusetts Bible Society Media Center at Andover Newton.
Housed in the award-winning Wilson Chapel, we hope that the Media Center will revitalize both of our historic efforts to bring the Word of God to the world.
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