Well, that’s me registered for another year at New College. This is 4th year. I’ll not say final year as I’m expected to do a postrgrad year for the CofS placements to fit in. Anyway, met my new Director of Studies today and made some changes to my course selection. As well as my honours dissertation, I’ll be studying the following subjects:
- Biblical Interpretation (mandatory course – couldn’t get out of it)
- Church, Sacraments and Ministry (another mandatory course)
- Hebrew Prophecy (a whistlestop tour of OT prophets)
- Doctrine of Creation (because I enjoy theology and it fits with my dissertation)
My working title (so far) for my dissertation is ‘The Eschatological Affirmation of Creation’s Goodness’. If nothing else I think it sounds impressive. The main focus of it is to explore the implications for creation of an inaugurated eschatology (an idea which I have considerable sympathy with). The good thing is that the dissertation could be taken in a lot of different directions – theology, Biblical Interpretation, ecclesiology and ethics. So, depending on who ends up being my supervisor, I can tailor it to suit. All those avenues interest me so I’d be happy picking up on any of them.
I also spent time and money getting ahead with the reading material for my first class. So, homework for Monday to be done and no rush to find books for the following Monday. Silly amount of reading to do mind you.
So, bang goes real life for another 14 weeks or so.