Averroes MD

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    DPhil, Oxford

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  1. Applying to top Div schools--

    I think you will have a very good shot at Harvard. Good luck!
  2. Need help making sense of correspondence

    I don't know how good of an idea it is to post the full text of the email on a public forum.
  3. Being (possibly) younger than peers

    I understand what you are saying, and it's a good point. But you can only control certain factors. Age is a difficult one. Maybe easier on the younger end to titrate, but harder on the other side. It seems a little much to me to use this solitary reason to decide when to apply. If the OP wants to do something else in a gap year, then that's different. EDIT: Shrug, maybe I'm wrong. I don't have strong feelings on this.
  4. Being (possibly) younger than peers

    I'm on the other end of the spectrum. Who cares? Just do good work and silence any critics that way.
  5. Getting into HDS or YDS for Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

    I disagree with you that these are the only two schools in the entire world that you need to get into. (I say that as someone who only applied to two schools for my master's degree--one of them being HDS.) I certainly can understand that you want to get into one of these two schools, just as I narrowed my pick to two schools as well. However, you are (obviously) a strong candidate for both programs. (You knew that, right?) Good luck.
  6. Short Name vs Long Name

    If you use your nickname would you put it in quotation marks? Like so: FirstName "Nickname" Lastname ? For me, I have a "foreign sounding" name and I hate having to correct people or hear their butchering of my name. So that's why I want them to just call me my nickname which is easy to say.
  7. Question on methodology - Theological, textual-interpretative?

    Can you elaborate?
  8. Question on methodology - Theological, textual-interpretative?

    Thanks for your input. I came to fairly similar conclusions. I wonder if uk schools are more accepting of theological approaches whereas american ones insist upon an R.S. one?
  9. I'm reading Oxford's theology program's handbook, and it says the following about one's PhD thesis: I *think* I know what these different approaches are, but I just want to confirm. Specifically, can anyone tell me what they think a theological approach and a textual-interpretative approach would be towards a PhD thesis? (I'm specifically interested in "doing theology" and not religious studies, so this quoted section appealed to me.) Thanks!
  10. Oxford Clarendon Scholarship 2017 Fall

    ^ And anyone here interview for Clarendon or Ertegun?
  11. Oxford Clarendon Scholarship 2017 Fall

    Considering it is now April, if one has not heard a peep from Clarendon or Ertegun, then does this mean rejection? (Posts from previous years seem to indicate this.) Really, it is quite stupid that Clarendon and Ertegun just don't have a decision date and send out rejection emails. It would be common courtesy and would not be difficult to do.
  12. MDiv after MTS

    I third what sacklunch said.
  13. Choices and Decisions

    Great, thanks!
  14. Choices and Decisions

    Question: what's the process of getting such teaching gigs at a community college?
  15. As for journal articles, I don't know about that. I know I'd regret it if I had put something out during undergrad, just because my thoughts and ideas have matured significantly since then. I've heard conflicting things on publishing early but personally I'd not focus on it.