It is a great joy for us to share the news that that two faculty members of the Department of Theology of the Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Radyslav Tatsiun and Petro Kovaliv, have successfully defended their dissertations and earned their doctoral degrees this month.


Dissertation defense is a big milestone and a very important day for any researcher. Yet, due to the COVID-19 regulations, many final year PhD, being unable to experience a traditional dissertation defense, presented several years' worth of work and dedication via modern technology. Though the pandemic has disrupted many aspects of academic life, including how the dissertation defense was carried out, both defenses went quite well.


On May 6, 2021, Radyslav Tatsiun defended his doctoral research on the very relevant topic of Peace-Making Potential of the Modern Protestant Theology in Ukraine.


While defending the prospects before their committee, Dr. Tatsiun accentuated the importance the narrative of identity amid the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine. His research was positively assessed and recommended for the general public.


May 7, 2021, the public witnessed remote defence of the doctoral dissertation of Petro Kovaliv Biblical and Early Patristic Theology of Redemption at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies of the National Pedagogical Drahomanov University.


The study of Dr. Kovaliv explores the role and meaning of metaphors which describe the biblical teaching on redemption and play an important role in formation of the holistic and balanced soteriology, laying foundation for the unique Eastern Evangelical theological perspective. 


We congratulate Radyslav Tatsiun and Petro Kovaliv on their important achievements and thank them for their contributions into the extension of the UETS faculty potential and development of the theological thought in Ukraine.


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