Monday, November 29, 2010
Successful Defense of Dissertation
I am happy to report that I successfully defended my PhD dissertation (University of Wales, UK)last week. It was a rigorous and grueling oral, lasting 2 hours, 45 minutes. The chair of the exam committee held a PhD from Oxford, as did my external examiner. My internal examiner held a PhD from Cambridge. My thesis was "The Lord's Supper in the context of first-century Roman domination was an anti-imperial praxis." While neither of my examiners necessarily viewed the supper in similar fashion, opting for a more traditional view, both believed that I presented a strong argument.