By Donnie Duchin Duya
(Parañaque City, Philinppine): DBCS(Don Bosco Center of Studies) is proud to announce that there is a new doctor in the house—Fr. Anthony Nguyen Ngoc Dung, SDB, who obtained his Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Royal and Pontifical University of Manila.
After returning from Papua New Guinea where he was a missionary for some years, he began teaching in DBCS. He began his licentiate at the University of Sto. Tomas in Moral Theology in 2010, and took on his doctorate studies in 2013.
His dissertation is entitled “The Personness and Roles of the Three Divine Persons in the Divine Plan of Salvation from the Perspective of “Acting Person”: John Paul II’s contribution to Trinitarian Theology.”
He successfully defended his work last Thursday, April 16, before a five-member panel who grilled him on his paper. He obtained a distinction of Magna Cum Laude at the end of this defense.
The following day, April 17, he delivered his ‘lectio coram,’ which was his very first lecture as a Doctor in Theology, before a panel of theology professors and other members of the academic community of UST. The topic assigned to him by the panel was “Dives in Miserecordia,” which is a chapter of his dissertation. The one-hour lecture he gave merited Summa Cum Laude.
Currently, he is the Director of the Institute of Theological Formation (ITF) of DBCS.