Dr. Ruku earns a doctorate degree

Dr. Welfrid Ruku

Dr. Welfrid Fini Ruku was conferred the Doctor of Theology degree by Duta Wacana Christian University (UKDW), Jogyakarta, Indonesia. His dissertation was entitled “Cursing / Blessing Phenomenon in the House of Naomi: Etnophenomenology Hermeneutic of Atoin Metoat Timor on Ruth 1: 1-6.”

He expressed  his  enriching experience as part of the ATESEA Theological Union (ATU) doctorate program:

“First of all, my participation in the ATU Methodology Seminar in Singapore in 2011 broadened my theological insights. This significant activity brought together persons from different parts of Asia to meet, engage and share experiences and ideas based on their respective contexts. Secondly, the learning process during my doctorate studies in the Duta Wacana Christian University deepened my focus on contextual hermeneutics. The method of doing theology and hermeneutics in the Asian region and culture, especially in Indonesia, brought a positive impact in my teaching and preaching. Students and church members appreciated the insightful learning they have gained from the Bible and their contextual significance. Thirdly, earning a doctorate degree under the ATU program helped my institution, Artha Wacana Christian University (UKAW), in meeting the required number of qualified faculty for accreditation purposes. And lastly, being the first in our village and the second one in our district to graduate with a doctorate degree, parents were encouraged to motivate their children to study hard and pursue a doctoral degree. With all these, I express my heartfelt thanks to ATESEA. God bless you all.”

Dr. Ruku earned his Master of Theology degree from Duta Wacana Christian University in 2003, and his Master of Arts degree from Free University, Amsterdam in 2008. He is currently a Lecturer in Faculty of Theology, Artha Wacana Christian University, West Timor, Indonesia.

Dr. Ruku earned his Master of Theology degree from Duta Wacana Christian University in 2003, and his Master of Arts degree from Free University, Amsterdam in 2008. He is currently a Lecturer in Faculty of Theology, Artha Wacana Christian University, West Timor, Indonesia.

 

 

 

 

 

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