I am an emerging scholar. In other words, I still don’t know exactly what I’m doing and I get really happy when something works and seems scholarly. Something like that happened to me last night.
I am working on my dissertation proposal right now. The first part of the proposal lays out the theoretical lenses that frame my research. One of my lenses is Robert Kegan’s theory of the five orders of consciousness. In the proposal I wrote
“Kegan’s theory intertwines well with other important theoretical and theological frames for my research, namely communicative action, Trinitarian relational ontology, and Social Trinity.”