Dissertation submitted

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by RoscoeB, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. distancedoc2007

    distancedoc2007 New Member

    Way to go, Roscoe!! Congratulations to you!
  2. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and support. Can hardly wait to get it over.

  3. DeterminedAdjunct

    DeterminedAdjunct New Member


    Congrats! I hope it goes well!
  4. eric.brown

    eric.brown New Member

    Congrats Roscoe...keep us informed on the results!
  5. telefax

    telefax Member

    Congratulations - best wishes on your upcoming defense, Roscoe!
  6. PatsFan

    PatsFan New Member

    Roscoe, what is the exact date in November of your defense? Praying for you!

  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Dear me! I'm exhausted from dealing with the local festival this weekend and the visitations from the out-of-town relatives and all (don't get me wrong ... it was enjoyable but I am quite bleary-eyed). Anyways, I can barely see that you've finally gotten your dissertation listed on amazon.com. Now, if memory serves me (and I hope I'm not too senile at the ripe old age of 47), your dissertation was on a Church History topic (but I forgot the theologian's name). Anyways, is this dissertation listing in e-book format or molecule book format?
  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Okay! This answers part of my question. It was a Church History dissertation. The name F. F. Bosworth is sounding almost kind of familiar, but I don't know quite why.
  9. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Hi Tom,

    Don't have a date yet. My supervisor thinks it might be later than we expected. I'll keep you posted.

  10. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Hi Ted,

    Bosworth was a famous healing evangelist. The book is only a small part of my research, and not the entire dissertation. It presents a few articles I published. My supervisor allowed me to do this before completing the dissertation. After graduation, I will write a full length biography of Bosworth. I'm told that the Univ. of Pretoria will consider publishing it as a university press.

  11. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Viva Voce - Guidelines for Doctoral Examinations

    Got this a few days ago:

    Viva Voce - Guidelines for Doctoral Examinations

    The meeting is convened by the Chair of the examination panel and the examiners are introduced.

    The Chair asks the Promoter to introduce the Candidate.

    The Promoter introduces the Candidate by reading an abridged CV of the candidate.

    The Chair requests the Candidate to present the thesis and a summary of its main findings and its contribution to new knowledge in its field.

    The Candidate presents the thesis (5 minutes).

    The examiners pose questions relating to the thesis in general, including methodology, the research gap the thesis addresses and the candidate’s critical findings.

    The examiners proceed to engage the Candidate on the ten statements s/he has prepared.

    At the end of one hour, the Chair draws the examination to a close, thanks the candidate and asks that s/he (along with any guests/observers present) leave the meeting while the examiners consider the defence and its outcome.

    The candidate is informed of the result of the examination.


  12. CLSeibel

    CLSeibel Member

    Blessings while you wait for the defense.

    I recently received my degree certificate and commencement program in the mail. It was really satisfying to be able to hold these tangible artifacts to confirm that I am indeed DONE.

    My dissertation was recently accepted for publication with in a monograph series. However, I was a bit disappointed to discover that the situation requires the author to invest a fairly hefty publishing subsidy. I am going to keep looking for other possibilities. Meanwhile, I'm hoping to spin out the contents of my empirical chapter (which I would not include in a book manuscript) into a couple of journal articles.

    Hang in there!
  13. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Hi Cory,

    Last week I learned that I have to write an article that summarize my findings. Deadline is Oct. 16. Apparently the articles I published will not meet this requirement. I wish they had told me about this "summary" article sooner. I sent an email informing them that I would need more time to write it. After all, I do work full time. Once it is written, my supervisor said he would be responsible for submitting it to an accredited journal.

    Sorry to hear about the subsidy issue with your publication. Have you considered submitting it as a book manuscript to Pretoria's press? My supervisor said this would be an option for some of the research. But, like you said, the journal articles would also be a good option. Best wishes!

    Thanks for your encouragement.

  14. CLSeibel

    CLSeibel Member


    Yes, the journal article is a requirement that, according to my supervisor, is taken very seriously by the university. It just so happens that my supervisor is also the editor of the journal to which my article was submitted. I am still awaiting the results of the peer-review process.

    I have not contemplated the University of Pretoria Press as an option thus far. I'm not sure it would quite accomplish what I'm hoping to accomplish with the publication of my manuscript. It is being reviewed by the academic wing of a prominent publisher right now. If they don't take the bait, I have a few more options that I'm planning to explore.

  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Okay! I see, said the blind man. The reason why FFB was sounding so familiar was that I was thinking of F. F. Bruce, who wrote a book entitled New Testament History, a copy of which is in my library. .
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Christ the Healer? Is that the same as, or different from, the wounded healer philosophy? :confused:
  17. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    There's an interesting twist on the article. I'm sending you a pm.

  18. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    (This is really getting off-topic to the original post, but ...)

    After looking up Bodsworth (because I really knew nothing about him before seeing this thread) it seems he was associated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination. Since I currently attend a C&MA church, I'm familiar with the C&MA's "fourfold gospel" idea represented in their logo, which sees Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King. [Link] So the title is likely referring to that.
  19. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Hi Ted,

    Bosworth's Christ the Healer is a collection of his sermons on divine healing. He argues that healing in answer to prayer is available to all Christians because of the atonement of Christ. He believes that when Christ died on the cross, he bore our sins and our sicknesses and diseases (Matt. 8:17 and Is. 53). He contends that "salvation" includes forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and divine healing. He also believes that the positive confession of God's word is required to develop faith and receive healing. His work has influenced today's Word of Faith movement which includes such leaders as Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Fred Price, Creflo Dollar, Marilyn Hickey, Joyce Meyers, Joel Osteen, and others.

    Not sure about "wounded healer." I vaguely recall reading about it many years ago.

    Bosworth's teachings, excluding some of his radical points, were popular in Pentecostal/Charismatic churches. Many of the tent revivalists of the '40s and 50s were either mentored by him or they used his book as a text on divine healing. When Oral Roberts was starting out as a healing evangelist, he was a fan of the elderly Bosworth. On one occasion, he invited Bosworth to speak at one of his tent meetings.

    Man Charismatic schools like Rhema Bible Traning Center (Tulsa, Okla.) use Bosworth's book as a required text on divine healing.

  20. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    True. He and his brother, B.B. Bosworth, were frequently published in the C&MA magazine. Their city-wide evangelistic meetings were some of the largest ever held in some places. Long before TV, they attracted thousands of people. F.F. Bosworth was a close friend of Paul Rader. He also mentored A.W. Tozer (see A Passion for God by Lyle Dorsett, 2008).

    F.F. Bosworth left the Assemblies of God because of the issue of evidential tongues. He immediatey joined C&MA. During the 1930s he embraced the Anglo-Israelism teachings and was kicked out of the C&MA. In the 1940s he recanted and returned to the denomination. His brother's grandson remains a pastor in the C&MA to this day.

    One of the U.S. readers for my dissertation was Dr. Paul King of ORU. He's a C&MA historian.


    P.S. Please forgive my typos. I'm writing this in a hurry. Have to rush to work.

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