Charles Sturt University
PACT - Public and Contextual Theology

University Medal for PACT Scholarship recipient

Congratulations to PaCT scholarship recipient Dr Jacqueline Service who received a Higher Degree by Research University Medal at a recent CSU graduation service.

Dr Service received her award at the Faculty of Arts and Education Graduation on 10 December 2018 at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta.

Dr Service’s doctoral thesis explored one of the most intellectually challenging theological topics, the concept of the Trinity, on the basis of which she sought to provide a coherent theological rationale for humanitarian aid and development.

At a conceptual level, all three examiners praised the thesis for its scholarly rigour, compositional design, cogent argumentation, and originality.

"This is one of the more intriguing and imaginative doctoral studies I have read in some years," wrote Professor Percy.

"Painstakingly and ingeniously researched, precisely and appealingly designed, and skilfully argued from beginning to end" is Professor Mostert’s appraisal of the nominee's thesis.

And in the opinion of Professor Mostert, a specialist on one of the theologians (Pannenberg) discussed in the thesis, commented "this is an outstanding thesis, one of the best I have examined in the course of my academic work over several decades."

PaCT offers two scholarships per year to students commencing a HDR program. Applications have now closed for 2019 but check back in 2019 for details on how to apply for a scholarship in 2020.