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What I've learnt

Being back in Argentina brings me back to my blog. 

After seven years, I defended my thesis  at ISEDET, Buenos Aires on Monday. Yesterday, on the long bus ride from the ciudad porteña to the second city of Cordoba, as the fields, granjas and gomerías trundled by, I thought about what I'd learnt.

1. Despite the solitary nature of doctoral research, theology is a collective task. As is often said about any thesis, book or creative work, it is done with, and with the help of, others. Even more so when you are writing between continents and languages. As I looked around ISEDET library on Monday afternoon, there they were: compañeros y compañeros from ISEDET, from MEDH, from Teologanda. From inviting me to visit the defensorías to printing copies of the thesis; from translating the text to guiding me in preparing conference papers; from finding cables for the projector to finding an external examiner. It is the work of many, and, that means, that I cannot be selfish about it. Although…

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