Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Dissertations by Graduates

 

Publication of Dissertations*

As the latest AAR/SBL report notes1, publications are becoming more important in entry-level positions. The dissertation becomes the most efficient way for candidates to publish a monograph, or a source to mine for articles and presentations early in their careers. Although the publishing practices vary wildly between sub- fields, the rates at which we see graduates publishing their dissertations is an important metric.

 

Overall average number of years to publication: 2.8

Average number of years to publication among dissertations approved within the last six years of data (2010-2015): 2.3

Two dissertations within that timeframe were published within a year after approval.

1http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/jobsReportAy15.pdf, p. 1.

*Information compiled and graphed by Jeffrey M. Tripp, PhD.

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Trent Rogers, 2015 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • Dissertation: "The Representation of God in First Corinthians 8-10: Understanding Paul in the Context of Wisdom, Philo and Josephus
  • Published: Under contract with WUNT.

Brian Dennert, 2014 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • Dissertation: "John the Baptist and the Jewish Setting of Matthew"
  • Published: John the Baptist and the Jewish Setting of Mathew (WUNT 2.403; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016)

Kevin Considine, 2013 (Ethics)

  • Dissertation: "Towards a Roman Catholic Soteriology for the Sinned Against Creature"
  • Published: Salvation for the Sinned Against: Han and Schillebeeckx in Intercultural Dialgoue (Missional Church, Public Theology, World Christianity 5; Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2015)

Matthew Gowens, 2013 (Ethics)

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

Teresa J. Calpino, 2012 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • Dissertation: "The Lord Opened Her Heart: Women, Work, and Leadership in Acts"
  • Published: Women, Work, and Leadership in Acts (WUNT 2.361; Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014)

Ryan Cumming, 2012 (Ethics)

  • Dissertation: "The Underside of War"
  • Published: The African Challenge to Just War Theory (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)

Alexander J. Lucas, 2012 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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). (BZNW 201; New York: W. De Gruyter, 2014)

Melissa Browning, 2011 (Ethics)

  • Dissertation: "Patriarchy, Christianity, and the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic"
  • Published: Risky Marriage (Lanham: Lexington, 2013)

Nathan Crawford, 2011 (Theology)

  • Dissertation: "Theology as Improvisation"
  • Published: Theology as Improvisation (Studies in Systematic Theology 13; Boston: Brill, 2013)

David Creech, 2011 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • Dissertation: "A Diachronic Analysis of the Use of Scripture in the Variant Versions of the Apocryphon of John"
  • Published: The Use of Scripture in the Apocryphon of John: A Diachronic Analysis of the Variant Versions (WUNT 2, forthcoming, 2017)

Felipe de Jesús Legarreta-Castillo, 2011 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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 (Emerging Scholars; Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014)

Brock Bingaman, 2009 (Theology)

  • 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 213; Eugene: Pickwick, 2014)

Hans Svebakken, 2009 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • Dissertation: "Philo of Alexandria’s Exposition of the Tenth Commandment"
  • Published: Philo of Alexandria’s Exposition of the Tenth Commandment (Studia Philonica 6; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012)

Emily Reimer-Barry, 2008 (Ethics)

  • Dissertation: "In Sickness and in Health"
  • Published: Catholic Theology of Marriage in the Era of HIV and AIDS: Marriage for Life (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015)

Carl Toney, 2007 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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 2.252; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008)

Lawrence DiPaolo, 2006 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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)

Michael Trice, 2006 (Theology)

  • 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)

Patricia Walters, 2005 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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 145; New York: Cambridge University, 2009)

John Shields, 2004 (Theology)

  • 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 (AUS 7.274; New York: Peter Lang, 2008)

Kevin McCruden, 2003 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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 (BZNW 159; New York: W. de Gruyter, 2008)

John Fotopoulos, 2002 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • Dissertation: "Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth"
  • Published: Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth: A Socio-Rhetorical Reconsideration of 1 Corinthians 8:1–11:1 (WUZNT 2.51; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003)

Oliver Nwachukwu, 2002 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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)

David van Drunen, 2001 (Ethics)

  • 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)

Paul Hartog, 2000 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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 2.134; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001)

Boris P. Repchinski, 1998 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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 (New Testament/Early Christianity)

  • 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)

Peter Clark, 1996 (Ethics)

  • 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)