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  • I'm glad to see another vote for Frances Young, who if not my Doktorvater is at least my Meistermutter.

    Women's Wisdom in the Biblioblogosphere James F. McGrath 2009

  • My relationship with my own advisor was very harmonious, and on the acknowledgments page of my diss I thanked him with the old academic term "Doktorvater."

    Ferule & Fescue Flavia 2009

  • I still send things to Doktorvater on occasion, because I can trust him to be brutal.

    Ferule & Fescue Flavia 2007

  • With my Doktorvater, the norm was that students were allowed to call him by his first name upon completion or in my case, after 10 years!

    Ferule & Fescue Flavia 2006

  • And thank you, Professor Jenni, and especially my “Doktorvater,” Professor Reicke—you were always in the forefront of scholarly studies and have now graduated to the celestial courts, ahead of the rest of us as usual.

    Solomon’s Song of Love DR. CRAIG GLICKMAN 2004

  • (h) The failure to get this tension right-by "right," I mean in line with what Scripture actually says of itself-is what makes Enns sound disturbingly like my Doktorvater on one point.

    Triablogue 2008

  • Doktorvater, Glen H. Stassen) at SBTS in Louisville, KY-even as the fundamentalists closed in on it.

    Levellers 2009


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