This article identifies some of the psychological, ethical, and spiritual undertows of the dissertation process in view of the following themes: the dissertation as discipleship and Christian vocation, psychological healing and “Shadow work”, establishing a healthy work asceticism, strategic and spiritual facets to writing, and concluding remarks on research as self-appropriation for theological renewal. Is there more at stake then getting through the defense?
Slatter, Mark. "The PhD Dissertation as Camino." Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal 8, 1 (2019). https://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol8/iss1/4