Honorary Research Assistant Project
Dissertation Publication Project
Daniel Rentfro graduated from our MLItt Bible and the Contemporary World programme in 2016. Based in Texas in the USA, Daniel is assisting with the establishment, via the Library’s hosting service, of an online publication of a selection of MLitt dissertations generated by our distance learning programme. This will benefit the School through disseminating quality student research as public engagement. There will be additional benefit accrued in allowing prospective students to see the kind of work that is done in the programme. Daniel’s role will include carrying out routine administrative tasks, coordinating between the School and graduates submitting their papers, acting as a sort of editorial manager, and assisting the journal editorial committee.
Secondly, Daniel, a practising lawyer in the USA, plans to publish a series of articles on legal ethics viewed from a theological perspective via an online blog, titled (tentatively) “Law and Equity”. The benefit to the School lies in further advancing research in practical and public theology, and theological ethics, building on work currently undertaken by School faculty: Stoddart, Holmes and Perry. This will develop the School’s public engagement in, for it, a new area of concern: the decline of equity as a legal virtue, and how that decline presents ethical dilemmas for practicing lawyers and judges when strict enforcement of law leads to results that the lawyer’s personal moral beliefs deem harsh or unjust.
Information on the Honorary Research Assistant Project