Unofficially. He won’t be a committee member (he is retired, and insanely busy to boot), but he has kindly agreed to read the dissertation along the way and make comments and suggestions. I am tremendously grateful to Dr. Brueggemann for his willingness to do so. He has already read my article (“Jacob, Laban, and a Divine Trickster? The Covenantal Framework of God’s Deception in the Theology of the Jacob Cycle,” PRSt 36 : 3-23) and responded very favorably. It will be great to have him serving as another set of eyes for the piece. I am very excited, and very thankful! Pretty cool, huh?
Dr. Brueggemann and I will also be getting together at SBL. I am very much looking forward to it. Should be some stimulating conversation indeed!