Hermeneutics: for whom is a thesis written?

If you cite a journal article or book, the reader can go to a library and check that the cited document and check whether or not it says what you say it did.

It can be pretty pedestrian (not like a poem then). It can be very long (and so not an essay).


By Noel William Derbyshire.
A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History at Massey University, 2006. [External link]


(dedicated to them perhaps but not written for them).

What do examiners want to be able to see in what they examine?

Whatever the University's policy on single or double-sided copies, the distribution copies could be double-sided paper, or digital, so that forests and postage accounts are not excessively depleted by the exercise.


Wolfhart Pannenberg, Theology and the Philosophy of Science


By Alan M. Guenther.
A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University, Montreal, in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts. November, 1997.

David Tracy, The Analogical Imagination

If you have simply picked up on someone else’s point of departure, without thoroughly making it your own, then you will struggle to do this.

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Robert Schreiter, Constructing Local Theologies


From Anglo-Catholics and the Vestment Controversy in the 19th Century with special Reference to the Question of Authority, by .
Ph.D. dissertation, Oxford University 1997.

Kathryn Tanner, Theories of Culture


By Sara Harrison Sohmer
A Dissertation submitted to the graduate division of the University of Hawaii
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History, May 1988.

Hans Frei, Types of Christian Theology


By Marina Ledkovsky.
A lecture delivered at the Twelfth Annual Russian Orthodox Musicians Conference, 7-11 October 1998, Washington, D.C.

Gareth Jones, Critical Theology


By Eric A. Badertscher.
A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of Christian Thought in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Church History. September 1998.

David Kelsey, Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology


By David V. Vunagi.
A thesis submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee of the Vancouver School of Theology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Theology, 1998.