Thesis Theater: Amy Troolin – The Germanic Lord's Prayer Texts: A Critical Edition and Commentary

Signum University Thesis Theater
Join us on July 1, 2020, at 11 am for Amy Troolin's thesis presentation.


Amy Troolin
Writer's Forge Administrator; Writer's Forge Tutor; Board Secretary; Signum Academy Preceptor
Nelson Goering
Nelson Goering
Lecturer; Preceptor


July 1, 2020 - 11:00 am EDT


July 1, 2020 - 12:00 pm EDT

On July 1, 2020, at 11am, Signum MA student Amy Troolin will present her thesis “The Germanic Lord’s Prayer Texts: A Critical Edition and Commentary” and respond to questions from the audience in an interactive Thesis Theater. The discussion will be facilitated by Amy Troolin’s thesis supervisor, Dr. Nelson Goering.

Thesis Abstract

The Germanic Lord’s Prayer Texts: A Critical Edition and Commentary examines twenty-one Lord’s Prayer texts across five ancient Germanic languages: Gothic, Old Saxon, Old High German, Old English, and Old Norse. The texts span a time period from the latter half of the fourth century (the Gothic Lord’s Prayer) to the late twelfth century (four Old Norse homilies, at least in their extant manuscript versions). For each text, the edition provides an introduction that covers the text’s historical, cultural, and linguistic contexts; a semi-normalized critical edition; a modern English translation; and a detailed linguistic and theological commentary.

About the Presenter

Amy Troolin is a theologian, historian, philologist, musician, genealogist, writer, and reader. She holds an MA degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a double MA degree in History and English from St. Cloud State University, and now an MA in Language & Literature from Signum University. She currently works as a freelance writer and plans to pursue doctoral studies in 2021.

About Signum Thesis Theaters

Our graduate students write a thesis at the end of their degree program, exploring a topic of their choice. The Thesis Theater is where they can present their thesis to the Signum community and wider public, enabling them to explain their topic in detail, respond to questions from the audience, and develop their conclusions.


Join us on July 1, 2020, at 11am for the presentation of Amy Troolin's MA thesis.

Join Us!