Today I Turned in My PhD Thesis (I’m Done!)

Today I Turned in My PhD Thesis (I’m Done!) May 15, 2009

Today I turned in my Phd thesis.  From here it will be registered and then go on to my two examiners.  The internal examiner is Prof. Francis Watson.  My external examiner is Dr. Simon J. Gathercole.  The official title of my thesis is:

WORSHIP THAT MAKES SENSE: A COGNITIVE AND SOCIO-LITERARY APPROACH TO THE THEOLOGY OF PAUL’S NON-ATONEMENT CULTIC METAPHORS (it has a nice ring to it, no?  Should I have added some more words?)

My viva (verbal defense) will take place sometime in July or August (the earlier the better for me!).

What am I going to do now?

1. Take a nap.

2. Shower (just kidding!)

3. Spend more time with my family (finally!)

4. Work on my paper I will be presenting for the Tyndale Fellowship conference on ethics.

5. Work on my paper for SBL New Orleans.

Oh yeah….and I need to find a job now….

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  • Brandon W

    Congrats, Nijay! Best of luck finding employment, now. 🙂

  • Congratulations, Nijay! That is a great feeling!

  • Congratulations, well done!!!

  • Huzzah Nijay! Please continue to post about your job search.

  • highest congratulations!!!

  • Congrats!

  • Congrats, Nijay!

  • Congrats, Nijay
    Your blog posts regarding pursuing Ph.D work has been so tremendously helpful… hope your future endeavors in academia goes well!

  • Ben

    Congratulations to your wife !!!

  • Congratulations!

  • Congrats, Nijay. Good luck with your to-do list as well. When you start thinking about publishing the dissertation, be in touch.

  • Congratulations!!!

  • way to be nijay!

  • Congrats, Nijay!!! What an amazing feeling that must be. What was the final damage, er… page count?

  • ben

    Congrats Nijay! I just wanted to tell you that your PhD advice on this blog has been helpful for me and has helped me get accepted in the PhD program (or programme) at Durham under professor Moberly. I’m only disappointed that after all the help that your blog has been over the last few months I won’t be able to meet you. Anyway, congrats and I wish you luck on your job hunting!

  • Congrats! This is huge! I can’t wait to see what happens next for you.

  • Frederik

    Nijay! Congratulations! It is good to know you my friend. Thank you for the nice chat the other day. Frederik

  • Congrats Nijay. Really is great to hear that you are done. All the best as you make your next move. I envy that it is done and off your hands. I am not sure how much longer I’ve got–maybe another year or so.

  • izunna

    Nijay, congratulations. It is not easy. You will get a good job to reap the fruit of your labour.