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.

3 comments:

Denny Burk said...

Congratulations! That's great news!

I'm sorry I missed you all at IBR. I saw you across the room during the Wright/Bird presentations but then missed you at the reception. I hope we can catch up before too long.

Blessings!

Already/Not Yet said...

Hi Denny,

Thanks. The defense was a challenging and rewarding experience.

Hope things are going well for you at SBTS. We are entering a new and bright future at Criswell.

Bill said...

Congratulations! Way to go getting that second PhD. Glad to see you are blogging again.

God bless,
Bill Watson