HISTORY OF DOXA
Doxa was founded by Rev. Osvaldo O. Marino M.Div., Psy.D., PhD. who began his teaching ministry in Philadelphia PA in 1976. In those days he understood that ministers needed practical training in counseling beyond their biblical studies, thus not only did he continued his own training in that field (beginning with studies under Jay Adams at the Christian Counseling Foundation) but almost immediately developed a training Institute that will later be transformed into "Doxa International University-Bible College & Seminary" As a seminary Doxa until 2009 had graduated more than 4000 students in the 25 years of its formal founding.
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We thrive to “Train for Life”, through the areas of academic achievements, spiritual pursuits and scientific excellence, in order that our students may become shining lights of hope to the community they’ll serve as professionals.
Our mission is to serve as a leading center of Christian thought and scientific action providing an excellent education from a Christian perspective and global scientific context in pivotal professions in order to equip Christian leaders to make a difference in their community.
Doxa will be recognized for its excellence in education, scholarship, service and workplace. Christ demands no less than this from us and our constituents deserve nothing less.
In all activities Doxa will display the highest level of integrity. We will develop bonds based on trust and endeavor to maintain that trust with faculty, staff, students and others who interact with us.
Doxa will continue to promote and reward innovation in order to remain at the forefront of higher education and be prepared to implement change as the world demands it
Our name Doxa (Greek = Glory) was selected by a clear meaning in its Greek original. Vine's Expository Dictionary defines the word as:"Glory ..., as the Glory of God ... is what He is and the way He acts essentially as He exhibits Himself in everything in which He chooses to manifest. Particularly in the person of Christ, in whom is essentially where His glory shone more perfectly. John 17:5,24 .... This word denotes the obvious perfection of His character, especially His justice, which every man does not reach... ". By choosing this name for our university, we see the faculty, the administrative staff and students to conduct their affairs, under the shining of God's glory which motivates and inspires to walk to please Him and to extended ourselves to others with His love.
Was painted by one of our seminary student in 1986 when he understood how we integrated psychology with biblical teachings. You can observe the silhouette of a person who was in prison and is coming out to freedom. The prison door is shaped like a head, showing that the inner depths of the mind was in prison. We also see a dove flying out of jail after opening (see a key in its beak) The Holy Spirit accomplishes this task by the faith placed in the work of Christ on the Cross (projecting the cross from inside the jail). If we approach those who as creatures of God receive through our counseling existential liberation so as to transform themselves in healthy human beings, we would have accomplished the purpose of our mission and vision.