On June 30, 2020, Zhongnan Theological Seminary conducted an online thesis defense for the class of 2020 graduates in the library of its new campus.
There were two sessions of the thesis defense, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Supervisors commented on the theses, pointing out the highlights and deficiencies around the topic ideas, arguments, evidence, logical thinking, citations, research methods, analysis, etc.
Students armed with knowledge they’ve learnt were confidently defending their final thesis, and receiving advice from the supervisors as well.
Executive Vice President Rev. Zhang Shuilian said that this thesis defense involved topics on biblical theology, pragmatic theology, ecclesiastical history, systematic theolgy, etc. Students delved into the doctrine, eucharist, sacred music, ethnics, hospice, marriage and family, filial piety in traditional Chinese culture, etc., trying to combine the Christian values with the actual situation of the Chinese society and the church in China.
(Translated and edited by Bei Sang)