FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Curtis Prather
Alexandria, VA – Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) has launched an exploratory pilot project creating its own VTS Press brand. The first test publication, Go Ye Into All the World: Faith and Engagement, a collection of essays and sermons by the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, dean and president, and edited by senior, Shireen R. Baker, was released last month.
Coordinated through the Office of the Dean and President, works published through VTS Press will focus on books about congregational development and various monographs. The works will be edited by students and the artwork commissioned within the VTS Community.
“Subject to further discussion with the Faculty and the Board, I think it is likely that we will launch VTS Press,” said Markham. “We want to support the mission of the Seminary with high quality publications. The support of Shireen Baker on this project was much appreciated.”
Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. The school prepares men and women, representing more than 40 different dioceses and nine different countries, for service in the Church, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas.