Graduate dissertations and theses now available online

Graduate dissertations and theses now available online

The Grogan Library aims to be a key specialist theological resource here in Scotland, but also serving the world. We have now added to our online offer, providing full-text access to dissertations and theses written by graduates of all the former colleges of SSCM.

This includes BA(Hons), MA, PhD, and Cambridge Diploma theses and dissertations produced by graduates of International Christian College, Glasgow Bible College, the Bible Training Institute, Northumbria Bible College, and Lebanon Missionary Bible College, going back as far as the 1970s. This excellent resource provides access to in-depth research in all aspects of theology and Christianity, with a focus on mission and local studies.

Here are some sample dissertations that are already available to read online:

  • Towards a Christian Understanding of the Concept of Suffering
  • Drug Abuse in Glasgow: A Christian Response. Towards an understanding of Glasgow’s drug culture and the development of a strategy to reduce the number of drug-related deaths in the city
  • Fighting for God? Islamic Fundamentalism and Violence: Origins, Implications and Possible Faith-Based Responses
  • Faith Without Deeds is Dead: how might the evangelical church best display the compassion of God as it lives and works in its local community?
  • Understanding and Helping the Self-Harmer: how can the Christian best understand self-harm and effectively help the self-harmer?
  • Maintenance and Mission:  Enabling Declining and Ageing Congregations to Care for Themselves and be Mission-Focused

All these papers have been scanned in pdf format and are available to be read online. They can be found through the Grogan Library catalogue. Full access is restricted to members of the Grogan Library.

Over 170 dissertations and theses are already available for viewing online, and over 400 will eventually be uploaded and made available to members.

Find out more about the Grogan Library Readership Scheme.

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