On June 6th, Rev Zephania Shila Nkesela (Tanzania) publicly defended his PhD thesis, “A Maasai Encounter with the Bible: Nomadic Lifestyle as a Hermeneutical Question,” on June 6, 2018, in the Major Aula, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway. The PhD work was supervised by Professor Knut Holter, and the members of the PhD committee were Dr Lechion Peter Kimilike (Open University, Tanzania), Dr Ntozakhe Cezula (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), and Professor Kari Storstein Haug (VID Specialized University, Norway). Dr Kimilike and Dr Cezula will serve as ordinary opponents at the defense.

Picture caption, from the left: Vice Rector Bård Mæland, Dr Ntozakhe Cezula, Professor Knut Holter, Dr Zephania Shila Nkesela, Dr Peter Lechion Kimilike, Professor Kari Storstein Haug