The following bibliographical sketch is designed to acquaint the student of American theological education with the present state of available sources on its history. It is the by-product of the researches pursued in connection with the writing of an article on American theological seminaries (Theologische Bibelanstätten) for the new edition of Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. The article is a joint enterprise by professor George Huntston Williams of Harvard University and F. D. McCloy, and covers the period from the close of the eighteenth century to the present. There is no comprehensive study of the development of ministerial tranining with regard either to educational theory or institutional structure during the one hundred and seventy-eight years since the founding of the first seminaries by the Dutch Reformed and the Roman Catholic denominations in 1784. A very brief survey was given by William Adams Brown in “A Century of Theological Education and After,” Journal of Religion, VI, 4 (July, 1926), pp. 363–383, and, also, in his article, “Theological Education,” in A Cyclopedia of Education, edited by Paul Munrone (New York, 1931) V, pp. 582–606. Henry K. Rowe, professor at Andover-Newton Theological Seminary, Contributed a short supplement, dealing with the American scence, to the major article on the history of theological education by Ferdinand Cohrs in the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (reprint, Grand Rapids, 1950) XI, p. 335a. Three articles on Jewish, Protestant, and Roman Catholic theological training apperared in Highers Education, IX, 18 (May 15, 1963), pp. 202–216, by Seymour Siegel, Oren H. Baker, and James E. O'Connell respectively.