Doctor of Philosophy: 1985-Current

Chicago Theological Seminary PhD Dissertations

 1985-1999

  • Lee Sang Jik. A theory and praxis of religious symbolism in the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (1985)
  • Oh Sung Choon. A critical understanding of the modern glossolalia phenomenon in the pastoral perspective (1985)
  • Ferguson, Paul. Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern parallels to the book of Jonah (1987)
  • Goh Yoshitaka. The philosophy of history in Bultmann and Whitehead (1989)
  • Lee Dal. The narrative asides in the book of Revelation (1990)
  • Leon, Benjamin Alexander. The history of Guyana between 1880-1980: a critical response from the perspective of the liberation theology of Latin America (a case method approach) (1990)
  • Smith, C. Michael. The active use of religious resources in psychotherapy (1990)
  • Belizario, Nelson A. Secular aristocracy and sacral equality: poverty, the church, and the underclass(1991)
  • Clendenen, Avis. Voices and visions for a new humanity: toward a revised Roman Catholic theology of person (1993)
  • Lim Young-Taek. A critical-cultural pedagogy for the community of faith: implications for Korean Christian education (1994)
  • Cann, David E. A legacy of worship: an ethnographic study of two African American United Methodist congregations (1995)
  • Halstead, Gary A. The self as a dynamic structure-in-process: a study of the self psychology of H. Kohut from a Whiteheadian perspective (1995)
  • Kim Phil-Jin. Envisioning a new human community of mutuality, cooperation, and justice from the Korean context (1995)
  • Ogundele, Folorunsho Cornelius. Historical and cultural origins of power in Nigerian politics: an interpretation of pre-colonial Nigerian northern Hausa-Fulani and southern Yoruba political leadership with contemporary implications (1995)
  • Schroeder, Randall Allen. The benefits of confession and forgiveness within pastoral marriage counseling (1995)
  • Scott, Donald D. The role of remembrance in the Psalms of Solomon (1995)
  • Song Soonyeol. The portraits of God-fearers in Acts of Apostles: its historical background and literary function (1995)
  • Thompson, George B. Beyond the crisis syndrome: congregational ethos, decline and renewal(1995)
  • Kim Eui Sig. A study of marital infidelity in the Korean Confucian family system (1996)
  • Hyun Kyung-Sik. The rhetoric of love ethics in the Johnannine farewell discourse (1997)
  • Isenberg, Molly Geller. Prayers of Jewish women: in their own words, in their own voices (1997)
  • Ramey, Martin Philip. The problem of the body: the conflict between soteriology and ethics in Paul(1997)
  • Sheppard, Phillis Isabella. Fleshing the theory: a critical analysis of select theories of the body in light of African American women’s experiences (1997)
  • Uhlein, Gariele. Toward a common aim: Alfred North Whitehead and Carl Gustav Jung considered in a trans-gender ecological species context (1997)
  • Dansokho, Samuel Vauvert. The Protestant Church of Senegal: history, memories and contexts(1998)
  • Kwon Myung-Soo. A comparative study of the experience of the numinous: Che-u Ch’oe, C.G. Jung, and Paul Tillich (1998)
  • Lee Jung-Kee. Faith and identity formation: a theological and a psychological perspective; toward a relevant model for identity formation of youth in South Korea today (1998)
  • McFarlane, Doreen Margaret. The persecution of the righteous in Matthew: intra-Jewish polemic or anti-Jewish rhetoric? (1998)
  • Rochelle, Jay Cooper. The ludic perspective: a theology of proclamation for a postmodern world(1998)
  • Whang, Henry Heon-Young. Guilt, shame and han: transforming religious and psychological understandings of sin and self-loss (1998)
  • Bro Benetz, Pamela. Transforming Eucharist: the perils, the process and the promise (1999)
  • Campanano, Juancho C. Invitation to the round table: a practical theology for community in the Philippine context (1999)
  • Lim, Kyungsoo. Male mid-life crisis: psychodynamic interpretations, theological issues, and pastoral interventions (1999)

2000-2010

  • Ellor, James W. Spiritual assessment of the elderly: an interdisciplinary approach (2000)
  • Oh Sung-Joo. Ritual communitas for transforming cultural prejudice from the ideological divisions in Korea (2000)
  • Pak Jung Su. Theological and psychological resources for conflicting women in Korean families(2000)
  • Seo Bo Myung. The question of the other: toward a liberative theological anthropology (2000)
  • Chong, Sunju Choi. From subordination to transformed relationality: pastoral care and counseling with Korean-American women (2001)
  • Goddard, Terrell Dale. The disruption of harmony in Dixie: politics, religion and the Little Rock school crisis (2001)
  • Kim Chang Joo. DeCoNSTRuCTioN? ReCoNSTRuCTioN?: radical changes in Isaiah 40-55 (2001)
  • Koh Young Soon. Broken bread: towards a pastoral theology of embodiment (2001)
  • Choi Hee An. Transforming han: Korean women’s self-concepts in relation to their attributes of God(2002)
  • Salmons, Eva L. Transformational spirituality: an integral approach to Christian living (2002)
  • Bouboutsis, Elias Kyprianos. Recovering the Romaic: an Orthodox iconography of cultural pluralism and integration (2003)
  • Jeep, Elizabeth McMahon. Images of childhood: a theological reflection (2003)
  • Lô Kong-hí. Cultic centralization in the Deuternomistic history: a strategy of dominance and resistance (2003)
  • Montgomery, Michael H. On Easter morning: a sociological and theological examination of liberal church renewal (2003)
  • Wingeier-Rayo, Philip Douglas. Where are the poor?: a comparison of the ecclesial base communities and Pentecostalism, a case study in Cuernavaca, Mexico (2003)
  • Phillips, Judith R. Damning praise: Zechariah and the poetics of dissent (2004)
  • Stout, Stewart, R. Seguir adelante: an ethographic pastoral reading of hope in Mexican migration narratives (2004)
  • Edwards, Laurence L. Resurrecting the Pharisees: ideology and identity between Christians and Jews (2005)
  • Kay, Peggy. Toward a psychological theory of spiritual transformation (2005)
  • Kilmer, Julie. Divine performatives: Judith Butler and questions of religious identity (2005)
  • Kim, Moon Hyun. Healing hurts: Johannine characterization in healing episodes (2005)
  • Larsen, Martha Klein. Voices from the margins: oral histories of clergy sexual misconduct in light of a Foucauldian analysis of power (2005)
  • Davis, Sharon Ellis. Hear our cries: breaking the gender entrapment of African American battered women (2006)
  • Lee Yongyeun. Korean Protestantism and Korean Culture: a sociological and historical studies(2006)
  • McCleneghan, Brett W. The Heretic’s imperative: sources and implications of Peter Berger’s transgressive and intergrative worldview (2006)
  • Wil, Brant. “Being Christian” and the Regulation of Sexual Desire (2006)
  • Dalrymple, David J. Restoring soul: the contributions of James Hillman’s archetypal psychology to the study of religion (2007)
  • Lyndes, Kathryn A. Redefining Heinz Kohut’s group self theory: pastoral care implications of analyzing race-gender oppression (2007)
  • Mukdani, Herry Merci. Ecclesial praxis in divers(al)ity: re(dis-)covering the de/colonial imaginary for Christianity in Indonesia (2007)
  • Williams, Ruth Teena. Betwixt and between: race, religion and the memoirs of a Creole proto-womanist (2007)
  • Yang Shun-Chung. Eschatology, ecology, economics: a Taiwanese perspective (2007)
  • So Kee Boem. Reading Meister Eckhart and Young Mo Yoo in dialogue with Jacques Derrida on rationality (2008)
  • Kotsko, Adam. Atonement and ontology (2009)
  • Frizzell, Matthew J. Liberation and economy: Marx, Dussel, and contemporary approaches to theology and economy (2010)
  • Kim Hyo Jun. Christian formation through ritual process in the Korean American church (2010)
  • Miller, Monica R. The ‘anti’ proper in the popular: redescribing the religious in hip hop culture (2010)
  • Trentaz, Cassandra J.E.H. Risk of a different kind: a reading of theological complicity and possibility in the age of global HIV & AIDS (2010)

2011-2017

  • Jacobsen, Kenneth Peter. Befriending reality with our senses and our stories: quakers and the ethics of storytelling (2011)
  • Joseph, Melemadathil Pothen. Nonviolence: a way of colonial resistance, a study on the Book of Daniel and Mahatma Gandhi (2011)
  • Pope, Jennifer E. Ambidentified with Christ: the contemporary significance of Jesus for inclusive congregational ministry (2011)
  • Akoto, Dorothy Bea. The Book of Proverbs and the African tree of life: grafting Biblical Proverbs on to Ghanian Eue Folk proberbs (2012)
  • de la Rosa, Cristian. Contextual relationship of power and agency: Our Lady of Gaudalupse as a Pueblo’s symbolic resource (2012)
  • Kornegay, E.L., Jr. Between Jimmy’s Blues and James’s Gospel: the promise and challenge of James Baldwin’s contribution to Black theology (2012)
  • Lovelace, Vanessa. Deborah and Huldah: symbolic border guards in the Deuteronomistic history (2012)
  • Na InSun. Transformative communal relationship in Trinitarian worship: a study of trinitarian communal relationships in Korean worship based on a comparison between the Social Trinity and the Trinitarian God in Yin-Yang symbolism (2012)
  • Lee, Minkyu. The breaking of bread and the identity of Matthean community: A study of the metaphor of bread in the Gospel of Matthew (2013)
  • Lewis, Marshall H. A logotherapy hermeneutic developed and applied to the book of Job (2013)
  • Yang, Sang Jin. Liberative educational philosophy for the Zainichi Korean Church (2013)
  • Lee, Sang Cheol. The turn to the other: a conversation with Levinasian Ethics and Minjung Theology (2014)
  • Roncolato, Carolyn. Accountable theology: an epistemological method for contextual feminist engagement (2014)
  • Hartung, Colleen D. Breaking and sharing: participant agency and the eucharistic liturgy at Holy Wisdom Monastery (2015)
  • Koehn, Dennis R. Psychology, theology, and ideology shape decisions on war and peace: a study of Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Vietnam War (2015)
  • Parker, Angela N. Bodies, violence, and emotions: a Womanist study of SOMA and PNOMA in the Gospel of Mark (2015)
  • Sudhakar, Solmon. The poluted God: a theology of the Unbecoming Messiah (2015)
  • Taylor, Penny L. She reached out in faith: a pastoral theology interpretation of anxiety (2015)
  • Han, Su Hyun. Jamesonian reading of Paul’s resurrection of the dead in 1 Corinthians 15 (2016)
  • Hosler, Joellen M. Worship as emancipatory praxis: transforming the dynamics of domination (2016)
  • Agee, Nathan Ryan. Through a glass darkly: re-membering the body of Christ from the outside(2017)
  • Brower, Virgil W. The savor of spirit (2017)
  • Grafius, Brandon R. Reading Phinehas, viewing slashers: Numbers 25 and horror theory (2017)
  • Smallwood, Teresa Louise. The leprosy effect: a queer womanist pastoral care model (2017)
  • Waseberg, Jonah. Feathering nakedness: healing the trauma of the disowned in psychoanalysis and ethics (2017)