Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Dissertations by Recent Graduates

New Testament/Early Christianity

Alexander J. Lucas, 2012

  • Dissertation: Romans 1:18–2:11 and the Substructure of Psalm 106 (105): Evocations of the Calf?
  • Published: Evocations of the Calf?: Romans 1:18–2:11 and the Substructure of Psalm 106 (105). Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft Und Die Kunde Der Alteren Kirche (Book 201). Die Gruyter, November 2014.

Teresa J. Calpino, 2012

  • Dissertation: "The Lord Opened Her Heart:" Women, Work, and Leadership in Acts
  • Published: Women, Work, and Leadership in Acts, WUNT II, 361; Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, August 2014.

Felipe de Jesús Legarreta-Castillo, 2011

  • Dissertation: “The Figure of Adam in Rom 5:12–21 and 1 Cor 15:21–22.45–49: The New Creation and its Ethical and Social Reconfigurations.”
  • Published: The Figure of Adam in Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15: The New Creation and its Ethical and Social Reconfigurations, Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, February 2014.

Hans Svebakken, 2009

  • Dissertation: Philo of Alexandria’s Exposition of the Tenth Commandment
  • Published: Philo of Alexandria’s Exposition of the Tenth Commandment (Society of Biblical Literature Studia Philonica Monographs; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012)

Carl Toney, 2007

  • Dissertation: The Strong and Weak in Romans 14–15: Ending Divisions and Promoting Additions
  • Published: Paul’s Inclusive Ethic: Resolving Community Conflicts and Promoting Mission in Romans 14–15 (WUZNT II, 252; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008)

Lawrence DiPaolo, 2006

  • Dissertation: “The Appropriated God”: Hellenistic Thought and the New Testament Christ Hymns
  • Published: Hymn Fragments Embedded in the New Testament: Hellenistic Jewish and Greco-Roman Parallels (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 2008)

Patricia Walters, 2005

  • Dissertation: The Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts: A Re-Examination of the Evidence for Single Authorship in Light of Ancient Prose Composition Criticism and Modern Stylometric Analysis
  • Published: The Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts: A Reassessment of the Evidence (SNTS Monograph Series 145; New York: Cambridge University, 2009)

Kevin McCruden, 2003

  • Dissertation: The Perfection of Divine Intimacy: A Christology of Divine Philanthropia in Relation to the Concept of Christ’s Perfection in the Epistle to the Hebrews
  • Published: Solidarity Perfected: Beneficent Christology in the Epistle to the Hebrews (New York: W. de Gruyter, 2008)

John Fotopoulos, 2002

  • Dissertation: Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth (David E. Aune)
  • Published: Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Reconsideration of 1 Corinthians 8:1–11:1 (WUZNT II, 151; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003)

Oliver Nwachukwu, 2002

  • Dissertation: Write What You See, What Is and What Is to Take Place Hereafter: A Critical Evaluation of the Apocalyptic Macarisms in the Book of Revelation
  • Published: Beyond Vengeance and Protest: A Reflection on the Macarisms of Revelation (Studies in Biblical Literature 71; New York: Peter Lang, 2005)

Paul Hartog, 2000

  • Dissertation: Polycarp and the New Testament: The Occasion, Rhetoric, Theme, and Unity of the “Epistle to the Philippians” and Its Allusions to New Testament Literature
  • Published: Polycarp and the New Testament: The Occasion, Rhetoric, Theme, and Unity of the Epistle to the Philippians and Its Allusions to New Testament Literature (WUZNT II, 134; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001)

Boris P. Repchinski, 1998

  • Dissertation: The Controversy Stories in the Gospel of Matthew: Their Redaction, Form and Relevance for the Relationship Between the Matthean Community and Formative Judaism
  • Published: The Controversy Stories in the Gospel of Matthew: Their Redaction, Form and Relevance for the Relationship Between the Matthean Community and Formative Judaism (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000)

Charles T. Brown, S.C.J., 1997

  • Dissertation: The Gospel and Ignatius of Antioch
  • Published: The Gospel and Ignatius of Antioch (Studies in Biblical Literature 12; New York: Peter Lang, 2000)

Susan Elliott, 1997

  • Dissertation: The Rhetorical Strategy of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians in Its Anatolian Context: Circumcision and the Castration of the Galli of the Mother of the Gods
  • Published: Cutting Too Close for Comfort: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians in Its Anatolian Context (JSNTSupp 248; New York: T&T Clark, 2003)

Theology

Brock Bingaman, 2009

  • Dissertation: All Things New: The Human Calling in Creation within Maximus the Confessor and Jurgen Moltmann's Trinitarian-Christocentric Visions
  • Published: All Things New: The Trinitarian Nature of the Human Calling in Maximus the Confessor and Jürgen Moltmann (Princeton Theological Monograph Series / Wipf & Stock, 2014)

Michael Trice, 2006

  • Dissertation: Encountering Cruelty: The Fracture of the Human Heart
  • Published: Encountering Cruelty: The Fracture of the Human Heart (Studies in Systematic Theology 6; Boston: Brill, 2011)

John Shields, 2004

  • Dissertation: An Eschatological Imagination: A Revisionist Christian Eschatology in the Light of David Tracy’s Theological Project
  • Published: An Eschatological Imagination: A Revisionist Christian Eschatology in the Light of David Tracy’s Theological Project (American University Studies VII: Theology and Religion 274; New York: Peter Lang, 2008)

Ethics

Matthew Gowens, 2013

  • Dissertation: Down to Earth Ethics: Exploring Relation and Environmental Responsibility
  • Published: Down to Earth Ethics: Discovering Environmental Values Through Nurturing Practices, (Scholars Press, 2014)

Kevnin Considine, 2012

  • Dissertation: Towards a Roman Catholic Soteriology for the Sinned Against Creature: An Intercultural Dialogue Between the Soteriology of Edward Schillebeeckx and the Korean-American Theologies of Han.
  • Published: Salvation for the Sinned Against: Han and Schillebeeckx in Intercultural Dialgoue (Pickwick Publications, 2015)

David van Drunen, 2001

  • Dissertation: Natural Law and Common Law: The Relationship of Law and Custom in the Moral Theology of Thomas Aquinas
  • Published: Law & Custom (New York: Peter Lang, 2003)

Peter Clark, 1996

  • Dissertation: The Ethical Methodology of Richard A. McCormick, S.J.: As Applied to Treatment Decisions for Defective Neonates
  • Published: To Treat or Not to Treat: The Ethical Methodology of Richard A. McCormick, S.J., as Applied to Treatment Decisions for Handicapped Newborns (Omaha: Creighton University, 2003)