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Postgraduate – research degrees – current topics and completed PhD theses

Some Current Research Topics

Liturgy, Prayer and the Historical Jesus
Supervised by Dr Ben Wold

Temple Motifs in early Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic
Supervised by Dr Ben Wold

The Value of Labour: Economical, Ethical and Civic Perspectives
Supervised by Prof. Maureen Junker-Kenny 

Human Dignity as Principle of Ethics and Law in Pluralist Democracies. John Rawls’s and Jürgen Habermas’s Political Philosophies in Philosophical and Theological Critique Supervised by Prof. Maureen Junker-Kenny

Exorcism, Demons and the Kingdom of God in Mark's Gospel
Supervised by Dr Ben Wold

Deconstructing Gender in John’s Apocalypse
Supervised by Dr Ben Wold

Apotropaic Prayer: Demonology in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Synoptic Gospels
Supervised by Dr Ben Wold

Wisdom’ and ‘Apocalypticism’ in 4QInstruction and James
Supervised by Dr Ben Wold

Sociological Approaches to the Question of ‘Sectarianism” in Ancient Judaism
Supervised by Dr Ben Wold

Completed PhDs

Toward an Intercultural Hermeneutic in a Global World. Paul Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of Selfhood and Cultures in Dialogue with Thomas Aquinas’s Theory of Analogical Thinking

An Autonomy Perspective in Theological Ethics on Transgenic Food Production

A Review of the Irish Public Service Modernisation Programme from the Perspective of Catholic Social Teaching on Subsidiarity and the Common Good

Church as Community: Theological Foundations and Development in Practice

"Institutional Integrity". The Use of Theories of Justice for Resource Allocation in the Australian Catholic Church

Neither Naked nor Sacred: A Theology of the Public Square. The Irish Catholic Church in the Republic of Ireland

Church as Community: Theological Foundations and Development in Practice

The Limits of Law: Paul Ricoeur and a critical Phronesis to engage Law, Ethics and Religion


Last updated 1 March 2013 cathriona.russell@tcd.ie (Email).