PhD Defence

Preceding the inauguration of our institute on September 9th, Father Joseph Lucas from Florida successfully defended his PhD thesis Offerer and Offering: Cyril of Alexandria on Jewish and Christian Sacrifice. Supervisors were Father John Behr and Father Andrew Louth, staff members of our institute. Two further staff members, Father Joan Lena and our new Honorary Fellow Father John McGuckin, together with theologians from The Netherlands and abroad acted as viva voce examiners. Presvitera Irina Mc Guckin and master’s student Thirza Buijkx acted as ‘paranymphs’ (following the Dutch tradition) to the doctoral candidate. The dean of the Special Faculty of Theology at Radboud University, Professor Carl Sterkens, presided over the ceremony.