So, yesterday, I actually began work, in earnest, on my dissertation. I really haven’t touched it, and haven’t even thought about it much, since my proposal was approved and I passed my comps a couple years ago. Well, actually, I’ve thought about it pretty much every day since about that often I hear, “So, how’s the dissertation coming?”
I’ve finished all of my research, although I’m going to have to do a bunch of reading to remind myself of everything I learned while at PTS. I’m using Scrivener — at least for the 30-day trial — and so far I really like it. I tend to think about writing in a fairly linear fashion, but Scriverner will help a lot as I find stuff that applies to different parts of the diss.
I dug out the brief notes I took on a phone call with my advisor, Kenda Dean, about a year ago. So this is what I’ve got to go on:
1. Problem (and solution)
Define terms (social movement)
detailed descriptions of movement and specific churches
3. What did I find out?
4. Moltmann – trinitarian relational ecclesiology
5. pragmatic responses
“The ideological hegemony of the state requires counter-hegemonic actions by social movements to dismantle the dominant social views that reinforce the legitimacy of the capitalist system.”
Gotta love it! It sounds like a quote from David Fitch’s blog!