LTSP PhD Graduates

First
Name
Last
Name
Dissertation Title Year
Derek Cooper The Ecumenical Exegete: Thomas Manton's Commentary on James in Relation to Its Protestant Predecessors, Contemporaries, and Successors 2008
Charles L.
Howard
Incomplete Prophecies: A Critical Assessment and Constructive Engagement of Black Theology(ies) and Its Responses to NeoLiberal Capitalism and Poverty 2010
Martin J.
Lohrmann
Johannes Bugenhagen's Commentary on Jonah (1550): Biblical Interpretation as Public Theology in the Reformation 2010
Luka
Ilić
Theologian of Sin and Grace: The Process of Radicalization in the Theology of Matthias Flacius Illyricus2012
Robert
Arnor
Personalism and Human Dignity in the Struggle for Justice in 20th-Century America: Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin2013
Justin
Gohl
Performing the Book of Proverbs: Engaging Proverbs as Christian Scripture2013
Jonathan
Riches
Liturgy, Doctrine, and Culture: Beyond Lex Orandi Lex Credendi2013

The first Doctor of Philosophy degree in The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia's history was awarded to Derek Cooper at the 144th Commencement on Sunday, May 18, 2008 in The Brossman Center on the seminary campus. Dr. Cooper's dissertation was on "The Ecumenical Exegete: Thomas Manton's Commentary on James in Relation to Its Protestant Predecessors, Contemporaries, and Successors." His faculty advisor was The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor of Church History at LTSP.

President Philip D.W. Krey, Dean J. Paul Rajashekar, Dr. Derek Cooper,
Professor Timothy J. Wengert

2010 PhD Graduates


The Rev. Chaz Howard, PhD (second from left) with dissertation committee members (left to right) The Rev. Dr. Nelson Rivera, Dr. Cornel West (external examiner, Princeton University), The Rev. Dr. Katie Day - March 12, 2010

 The Rev Chaz Howard PhD
 The Rev. Chaz Howard, PhD (major Theology for Ministry, minor Contemporary Theology - third from left) at the 146th Commencement with (left to right) LTSP President Philip Krey, The Rev. Dr. Katie Dayand LTSP Dean J. Paul Rajashekar

 Martin Lohrmann PhD

The Rev. Martin Lohrmann, PhD (major Historical Theology, minor Contemporary Theology - third from left) at the 146th Commencement with (left to right) LTSP President Philip Krey, The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert and LTSP Dean J. Paul Rajashekar.

Dr. Luka Ilić, LTSP Commencement 2012
LTSP 2012 PhD Graduate The Rev. Dr. Luka Ilić (third from right) with President Philip Krey, advisor The Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert and LTSP Dean J. Paul Rajashekar.