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List of famous alumni from Princeton Theological Seminary, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Princeton Theological Seminary include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Princeton Theological Seminary alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Princeton Theological Seminary are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Elijah P. Lovejoy and William H. Gray III.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Princeton Theological Seminary?” and “Which celebrities are Princeton Theological Seminary alumni?”

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Albert Barnes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Albert Barnes was an American theologian, born in Rome, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, in 1820, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1823. Barnes was ...more

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Gleason Archer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Gleason Leonard Archer, Jr. was a Biblical scholar, theologian, educator and author.

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Timothy Tennent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Timothy C. Tennent is an American theologian who is the current president of Asbury Theological Seminary.

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William H. Gray III is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Politician, Pastor Mr. Gray has been Chairman of the Amani Group (a consulting and advisory firm) since August 2004. Mr. Gray was President and Chief Executive Officer of The College Fund/UNCF (educational ...more

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William A. Dembski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Mathematician, Theologian, Professor William Albert "Bill" Dembski is an American mathematician, philosopher and theologian. A proponent of intelligent design, specifically the concept of specified complexity, he serves ...more

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George S. Rentz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
George S. Rentz Chaplain George Snavely Rentz was a United States Navy chaplain who served during World War I and World War II. For selfless heroism following the loss of USS Houston in the Battle of Sunda Strait, he ...more

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Gregory A. Boyd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Author, Pastor Gregory A. "Greg" Boyd is an American theologian, pastor, and author. Boyd is Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota and President of Reknew.org. He is one of ...more

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Elijah Parish Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer Elijah Parish Lovejoy was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor and abolitionist. He was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on his ...more

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Bart D. Ehrman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Professor, Author Bart D. Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a leading ...more

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Charles Templeton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Editor, Politician, Novelist Charles Bradley Templeton was a Canadian cartoonist, evangelist, agnostic, politician, newspaper editor, inventor, broadcaster and author. He was born and died in the same city, Toronto, Canada. ...more

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Cornelius Van Til is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Writer, Philosopher Cornelius Van Til was a Christian philosopher, Reformed theologian, and presuppositional apologist.

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Neil Clark Warren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Clinical psychologist, Psychologist Neil Clark Warren is a clinical psychologist, Christian theologian, seminary professor, chairman and co-founder of the online relationship sites eHarmony and Compatible Partners. Warren earned a ...more

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Bruce M. Metzger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Bruce M. Metzger Bruce Manning Metzger was an American biblical scholar and textual critic who was a longtime professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Bible editor who served on the board of the American ...more

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John Gresham Machen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
John Gresham Machen was an American Presbyterian theologian in the early 20th century. He was the Professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary between 1906 and 1929, and led a conservative ...more

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William Henry Campbell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Reverend William Henry Campbell, D.D., LL.D., was the eighth President of Rutgers College serving from 1862 to 1882.

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Henry James Sr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Henry James Sr. Writer, Philosopher Henry James Sr. was an American theologian and adherent of Swedenborgianism, also known as the father of the philosopher William James, novelist Henry James, and diarist Alice James.

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Rubem Alves is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Rubem Alves Writer Rubem Azevedo Alves was a Brazilian theologian, philosopher, educator, writer and psychoanalyst. Alves was one of the founders of liberation theology.

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Victor Paul Wierwille is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Victor Paul Wierwille Entrepreneur Victor Paul Wierwille was the founder of The Way International.

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Joseph Watkins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Commentator, Pastor Joe Watkins was appointed by Delaware County, PA, Court of Common Pleas Judge Chad F. Kenney as the Chester Upland School District receiver. The order took effect December 14, 2012 and keeps ...more

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Shane Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Shane Claiborne Author, Writer Shane Claiborne is an activist and author who is a leading figure in the New Monasticism movement and one of the founding members of The Simple Way in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The community ...more

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George Leslie Mackay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
George Leslie Mackay George Leslie Mackay was the first Presbyterian missionary to northern Formosa. He served with the Canadian Presbyterian Mission. Mackay is among the best known Westerners to have lived in

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Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians ...more

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John Williamson Nevin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
John Williamson Nevin John Williamson Nevin, was an American theologian and educationalist. He was born in the Cumberland Valley, near Shippensburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was the father of noted sculptor ...more

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Charles Hodge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Charles Hodge Writer Charles Hodge was an important Presbyterian theologian and principal of Princeton Theological Seminary between 1851 and 1878. He was a leading exponent of the Princeton theology, an orthodox ...more

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Ralph D. Winter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Professor Ralph Dana Winter was an American missiologist and Presbyterian missionary who helped pioneer Theological Education by Extension, raised the debate about the role of the church and mission ...more

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Henry van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Writer Henry Jackson van Dyke was an American author, educator, and clergyman.

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Marilyn McCord Adams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Marilyn McCord Adams Philosopher Marilyn McCord Adams is an American philosopher working in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology and medieval philosophy.

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Howard Baskerville is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Howard Baskerville Howard Conklin Baskerville was an American teacher in the American Memorial School in Tabriz who was killed fighting for Iranian democracy during the Constitution Revolution. He has been called ...more

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Samuel Simon Schmucker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Samuel Simon Schmucker Samuel Simon Schmucker was a German-American Lutheran pastor and theologian. He was integral to the founding of the Lutheran church body known as the General Synod, as well as the oldest ...more

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Mario Llerena is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Writer Rafael Mario Ramón Llerena was a Cuban intellectual who worked alongside Fidel Castro to topple Fulgencio Batista but, opposing communism, broke with Castro after he gained power. Llerena ...more

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Geerhardus Vos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Geerhardus Vos Geerhardus Johannes Vos was an American Calvinist theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology. He is sometimes called the father of Reformed Biblical ...more

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Sheldon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Sheldon Jackson Sheldon Jackson was a Presbyterian minister, missionary, and political leader. During this career he travelled about one million miles and established more than one hundred missions and ...more

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Abune Paulos is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Abune Paulos Minister of religion Abune Paulos was Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. His full title was "His Holiness Abuna Paulos, Fifth Patriarch and Catholicos of Ethiopia, Ichege of the See of St. ...more

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John Hart Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
John Hart Hunter John Hart Hunter is recognized as the father of the American college fraternity system. He founded the Kappa Alpha Society in 1825 at Union College.

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Thornwell Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Thornwell Jacobs was an educator, author, and a Presbyterian minister.

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Ralph Cooper Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Ralph Cooper Hutchison Ralph Cooper Hutchison was president of Washington & Jefferson College and Lafayette College.

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Joseph Alden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Joseph Alden Joseph Alden was an American academic and Presbyterian pastor. He was born in Cairo, New York, in 1807. He received his bachelor's degree from Union College, going on to receive his advanced ...more

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William Whiting Borden is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
William Whiting Borden William Whiting Borden was a Christian missionary to Northern China and the heir to the Borden, Inc. family fortune.

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Francis James Grimké is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Francis James Grimké Francis James Grimké was an American Presbyterian minister in Washington, DC who was prominent in working for equal rights for African Americans. He was active in the Niagara Movement and ...more

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Donald Barnhouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Donald Barnhouse Donald Grey Barnhouse Th.D, was an American Christian preacher, pastor, theologian, radio pioneer, and writer. He was pastor of the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from ...more

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James Montgomery Boice is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
James Montgomery Boice James Montgomery Boice, Th.D. was a Reformed theologian, Bible teacher, and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. He is heard on The Bible Study Hour ...more

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James Petigru Boyce is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
James Petigru Boyce James Petigru Boyce served as a Southern Baptist pastor, theologian, author, and seminary professor.

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Carl McIntire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Carl McIntire was a founder and minister in the Bible Presbyterian Church, founder and long president of the International Council of Christian Churches and the American Council of Christian ...more

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Louis P. Sheldon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Louis P. Sheldon Louis P. Sheldon is an American Presbyterian pastor and chairman of the social conservative organization, the Traditional Values Coalition. He primarily speaks and writes about social issues ...more

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Edward Norris Kirk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Edward Norris Kirk Writer Dr. Edward Norris Kirk, was a Christian missionary, pastor, teacher, evangelist and writer in the Presbyterian, Congregational and revivalist traditions in the US. He founded the Fourth ...more

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Joseph Ruggles Wilson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Joseph Ruggles Wilson Theologian, Teacher Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Sr. was a prominent Presbyterian theologian and father of President Woodrow Wilson, Nashville Banner editor Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr., and Anne E. Wilson Howe. Wilson ...more

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James Reeb is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
James Reeb James Reeb was an American Unitarian Universalist minister and a pastor and civil rights activist in Washington, D.C. While participating in the Selma Voting Rights Movement actions in Selma, ...more

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Jay Richards is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Jay Richards Writer, Philosopher Jay Wesley Richards is an American analytic philosopher and intelligent design advocate. He is a distinguished fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, a Senior Fellow at the ...more

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Theodore S. Wright is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
Theodore S. Wright Theodore S. Wright was an African-American abolitionist and minister who was active in New York City, where he led the First Colored Presbyterian Church as its second pastor. He was the first ...more

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John Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Princeton Theological Seminary Alumni
John Murray John Murray was a Scottish-born Calvinist theologian who taught at Princeton Seminary and then left to help found Westminster Theological Seminary, where he taught for many years.