Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is an independent seminary in New York City. The school is located in Manhattan between Claremont Avenue and Broadway, 120th to 122nd Streets. The seminary was founded in 1836 under the Presbyterian Church, and is affiliated with nearby Columbia University. In the 20th century, Union was world renowned as a center of liberal Christianity and neo-orthodoxy, in addition to being the birthplace of the Black Liberation Theology, Womanist Theology and Mujerista Theology movements. Union also houses the largest theological library in the Western Hemisphere. Though the seminary is more often referred to by the shorter, informal, description "Union Theological Seminary, New York" the full incorporated name is as above.
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