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Doctoral Defenses December 2015

Doctoral Defenses Dec 2015 Collins

Dr. Mary Rose Collins following the successful defense of her thesis, with defense panelists (left to right), Dr. John H. Morgan, Dr. Ore Lee Spragin, Jr., and Dr. Jeremiah Murasso

Congratulations to the following Graduate Theological Foundation students who successfully defended their doctoral theses this month!

Ms. Mary Rose Collins

Degree: Doctor of Theology

Thesis: “Humility in Three Medieval Mystics: Angela of Foligno, Catherine of Siena, and Julian of Norwich”

Doctoral Defenses Dec 2015 Busby

Dr. Douglas Busby (second from right) following the successful defense of his thesis, with defense panelists (left to right), Dr. John H. Morgan, Dr. Ore Lee Spragin, Jr., and Dr. Jeremiah Murasso

Rev. Douglas E. Busby, M.D.

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Thesis: “Spirits in Healing”

Doctoral Defenses Dec 2015 Schott

Dr. Fred Schott III (second from right) following the successful defense of his thesis, with defense panelists (left to right), Dr. John H. Morgan, Dr. Ore Lee Spragin, Jr., and Dr. Jeremiah Murasso

Rev. Fred Schott III

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Thesis: “Brain Function, Personality, and Religious Expression”


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Rev. Fr. Charles Osita Okonkwo

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Thesis: “The Necessity of Christian Baptism: A Context Analysis of Pope John Paul II’s Call for Dialogue”


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Rev. Pius Akajiofor

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Thesis: “Violence Against¬† Women and Children in Nigeria: A Psycho-Religious Perspective”