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2017 Annual Meeting

AM2017 CUA 01The Eightieth International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association will be held
at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. from
August 5-8, 2017 (Saturday-Tuesday).
(Questions regarding your registration should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

AM2017 - Program Overview

Downloads forthcoming:

  • Program booklet
  • Round Tables and Research Reports Abstracts booklet


Schedule:

Click here for the 2017 Annual General Meeting Schedule.

 


 

Plenary Sessions:

SATURDAY, August 5:

General Address (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)
David J. Trobisch - Museum of the Bible, Washington, D.C.
"Engaging the Bible in a Museum: Strategies, Challenges, and Hopes"

SUNDAY, August 6

Presidential Address (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Harry P. Nasuti - Fordham University, Bronx, NY
"Called Into Character: From Tropology to Biblical Ethics"

MONDAY, August 7:

Panel Discussion (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
"Wisdom Commentary Series"

A panel presentation and discussion of the first feminist commentary on every book of the Bible—its aims, distinctive features, and methodologies.
Moderator: Michael Patella, O.S.B. - St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
Panelists:

  • Barbara E. Reid, O.P. - Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
  • Mary Ann Beavis - St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon, SK
  • Lauress Wilkins Lawrence - Regis College, Denver, CO
  • Seung Ai Yang, Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

TUESDAY, August 8:

General Address (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Luke Timothy Johnson - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
"Challenging Modernity: The Interpretation of Miracles"

 
Simultaneous Sessions: 

SUNDAY, August 6, at 11:00 a.m.

OT: Robert Miller II, O.F.S. - The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
"Dragon Myths and Biblical Theology"

NT: Pheme Perkins - Boston College, Boston, MA
"Traditioning Peter: Reading 1 Peter in a Roman Context"
 
  


MONDAY, August 7, at 11:00 a.m.

OT: Dianne Bergant, C.S.A. -Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
"God So Loved the World - But Do We?: Integrity of Creation and the Bible"

NT: Jean-Pierre Ruiz - St. John's University, Queens, NY
"A Letter from Babylon: Another Look at First Peter"
 
 

 Other Program Elements:


 Program Committee 2017:

Angela Kim Harkins, Co-chair (2015-18)
Martin Albl, Co-chair (2015-18)
Karina Martin Hogan (2015-17)
Toan Do (2016-19)
Stephen D. Ryan, O.P. (2016-19)
Timothy R. Carmody (2016-19)
Joseph C. Atkinson, Ex officio


 

AM2017 - Registration Information

Eightieth International Meeting of The Catholic Biblical Association

The Catholic University of America
August 5-8, 2017

REGISTRATION:

  • FEE: The registration cost is $145, which includes socials and coffee breaks (after June 30, 11:59 PM EDT, a $25 late fee will be added)
  • REGISTER: Click here to register through a secure CUA site.
    • You will need to either create an *Iris account using your e-mail address, or you may interface with the registration program with your Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Yahoo account by clicking on the corresponding logo.
      *N.B. The registration site is operated by CUA, not CBA, so your CBA login credentials will not work.
    • Registrations close on July 26, 2017.
    • Problems Registering? If you have any problems registering, please contact CUA Conference Services (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 
    • REFUND POLICY: Refund requests before July 27 are submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
      After June 16: 75%
      After June 30: 50%
      After July 14: 25%
      After July 27: 0%

HOUSING AND MEALS:

  • Meals: The basic 9-meal plan (Sat. dinner - Tue. lunch) will be $123. Other options are available on the registration form.
  • Campus Map: Click here for a campus map (PDF).
  • Housing: Click here for a information sheet (PDF).
    • On-campus - The cost for a three night stay on campus (Sat. - Tue.) will be $50 per night for single occupancy, or $40 per night for double occupancy, plus a 14.5% DC room occupancy tax (N.B. there also will be a one time fee of $30 to cover linens and incidentals). 
      On-campus housing is available for the nights of Wednesday, August 2 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
      The Millennium residence halls
      offer suite- and apartment-style living arrangements. Each apartment contains a combination of single and double occupancy rooms that share a common living area and kitchen. Each suite contains three single occupancy rooms that share a common living area. Each suite or apartment has its own full bathroom. Each building has lounge, laundry, and kitchen facilities; an elevator; wireless internet access.
      When registering, be sure to click on the appropriate drop-down box.

    • Off-campus - The CUA campus is at the BROOKLAND-CUA stop of the RED LINE of Metrorail (www.wmata.com). Metro is the most efficient means of travelling in the DC area. 
      There are hotel options at many of the stops:
      • Silver Spring is on the RED LINE – 3 stops north of the CUA campus.
        Silver Spring, Maryland just 4.6 miles from CUA and 6.4 miles from Washington DC. Downtown Silver Spring has over 40 restaurants within a 5 minute walking distance radius.
      • Union Station is on the RED LINE – 3 stops south of the CUA campus.
        Union Station serves AMTRAK, MARC, and METRORAIL. It is also home to a shopping mall, food court and restaurants. It is a starting point for all sightseeing tours in the city. The U.S. Capitol is two blocks away and the Smithsonian museums on the Mall are within walking distance.
      • Friendship Heights is on the RED LINE – 14 stops from the CUA campus.
        Friendship Heights is in the Northwest quadrant of DC, abutting Chevy Chase, MD. It is noted for abundance of shopping and restaurant venues.
      • Mount Vernon Square is on the YELLOW / GREEN Line – 6 stops from the CUA campus (with a train transfer to the RED LINE at Gallery Place).
        Mount Vernon Square is within walking distance of DC's Chinatown, the Capitol, and the National Mall.

TRAVEL:

  • Click here for CUA Maps and Directions.  The Catholic University of America campus is at the BROOKLAND - CUA stop on Metrorail's RED LINE.
  • The Washington area is served by three airports:
    • Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to CUA. Upon arrival visitors can take a taxi, Metrorail or rental car to reach campus.
      Metrorail is the fastest and easiest way to reach campus. Take Metro's YELLOW LINE to the Gallery Place/Chinatown station, transfer to the RED LINE, in the direction of Glenmont, and arrive at the Brookland-CUA metro stop. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
      Taxis from National to CUA are also available with an approximate travel time of 20 minutes.
    • Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI) is accessible to the CUA campus by taking an AMTRAK train (on the weekend) or  MARC train (on weekdays) to UNION STATION and transfer to Metrorail'RED LINE in the direction of Glenmont.
      The Super Shuttle is another way to access CUA from BWI. The shuttle takes you from the terminal and delivers you to the Catholic University campus in about 45 minutes.
      Taxis from BWI to CUA are readily available with a travel time of approximately 45 minutes.
    • Dulles International Airport (IAD) 
      Washington Flyer Coach Service is an affordable and expedient way to travel from Dulles to Washington. Leaving every 30 minutes, Washington Flyer coaches deliver visitors to the West Falls Church Metro Station on the ORANGE LINE. Take a Metro towards New Carollton and connect to the RED LINE at the Metro Center station. Continue on the Metro to the Brookland/CUA station. The trip from Dulles to CUA via Washington Flyer and Metrorail is approximately 70 minutes.
      The Super Shuttle is a convenient way to access CUA from Dulles. Picking you up at the terminal, the shuttle delivers you to Catholic University in about an hour.
      Taxis are also available. Travel time to the CUA campus is about 50 minutes.

 


 

AM2017 - Schedule

2017 Annual General Meeting at The Catholic University of America

Saturday, August 5

11:30 - 3:30 PM x  Executive Board Meeting
12:30 - 6:00 PM   Registration
2:00 - 6:00 PM   Book Displays are open
2:30 - 4:00 PM   Committee on Program for the Annual General Meeting
4:00 - 6:00 PM   CBQ Editorial Board Meeting
4:00 - 6:00 PM   Committee on Finance & Investment Meeting
4:00 - 6:00 PM   Committee on Technology & Outreach Meeting
6:00 - 7:00 PM   Dinner 
7:00 PM   Welcome
7:05 - 8:30 PM   General Session: David J. Trobisch, "Engaging the Bible in a Museum: Strategies, Challenges, and Hopes" 
8:30 - 10:00 PM   Social
     

Sunday, August 6

7:15 - 8:30 AM xx Breakfast
8:30 - 6:00 PM Book Displays are open
8:45 - 9:30 AM   Task Forces and Continuing Seminars
9:30 - 10:00 AM   Break
10:00 - 10:45 AM   Task Forces and Continuing Seminars
(resumed from 8:45 - 9:30 AM)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Simultaneous Sessions:
    * Robert Miller II, O.F.S.,  "Dragon Myths and Biblical Theology"
    * Pheme Perkins, "Traditioning Peter: Reading 1 Peter in a Roman Context"

12:00 - 1:15 PM   Lunch
1:20 - 2:00 PM   Research Reports and Roundtables
2:10 - 2:50 PM   Research Reports (Roundtables continued)
2:50 - 3:20 PM   Break
3:20 - 4:00 PM   Research Reports
4:10 - 4:50 PM   Research Reports 
5:15 PM   Eucharist
6:45 - 8:00 PM   Dinner
8:15 - 9:00 PM   Presidential Address: Harry P. Nasuti, "Called Into Character: From Tropology to Biblical Ethics."
9:00 - 10:00 PM   Social
     

Monday, August 7

7:00 AM xx Eucharist
7:15 - 8:30 AM   Breakfast
8:30 - 6:00 PM   Book Displays are open
8:45 - 9:30 AM   Task Forces and Continuing Seminars
9:30 - 10:00 AM    Break
10:00 - 10:45 AM    Task Forces and Continuing Seminars
(resumed from 8:45 - 9:30 AM)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Simultaneous Sessions:
   * Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., "God So Loved the World - But Do We?: Integrity of Creation and the Bible"
   * Jean-Pierre Ruiz, "A Letter from Babylon: Another Look at First Peter"
12:00 - 1:15 PM    Lunch
12:00 - 1:15 PM   CBQMS Editorial Board Meeting
1:20 - 2:00 PM   Research Reports
2:10 - 2:50 PM   Research Reports
2:50 - 3:15 PM   Break (Book Displays are open) 
3:15 - 5:15 PM   Business Meeting (members only)
5:30 PM   Evening Prayer
6:00 - 7:45 PM   Dinner 
8:00 - 9:00 PM   Panel Discussion: "Wisdom Commentary Series"
Moderated by Michael Patella, O.S.B.
Panelists: Barbara E. Reid, O.P., Mary Ann Beavis, Lauress Wilkins Lawrence, Seung Ai Yang
9:00 - 10:00 PM   Social

Tuesday, August 8

 7:00 AM xx Eucharist
 7:15 - 8:30 AM   Breakfast
 7:15 - 8:30 AM   Program Committee Meeting
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Book Displays are open
 8:45 - 9:30 AM   Task Forces and Continuing Seminars
 9:30 - 10:00 AM   Break
10:00 - 10:45 AM   Task Forces and Continuing Seminars
(resumed from 8:45 - 9:30 AM)
11:00 - 12:00 PM   General Session: Luke Timothy Johnson, "Challenging Modernity: The Interpretation of Miracles"
12:15 - 1:15 PM   Lunch
     
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AM2017 - Liturgies

All CBA members are invited to participate in the following liturgies at this year's Annual Meeting:

  • Sunday, August 6:
    • 5:15 p.m. Mass, Crypt Church of The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
      Presider and Homilist: Rev. Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M.
  • Monday, August 7:
    • 7:00 a.m. Mass, St. Vincent Chapel
      Presider and Homilist: Rev. Felix Just, S.J.
    • 5:30 p.m. Ecumenical Evening Prayer, St. Vincent Chapel
      Presider and Homilist: Anathea Portier-Young
  • Tuesday, August  8:
    • 7:00 a.m. Mass, St. Vincent Chapel
      Presider and Homilist: Garrett M. Galvin, O.F.M.

Liturgical Volunteers: 

So that our liturgies may be prayerful and participatory experiences reflecting the diversity of our membership, we want to plan them carefully in advance. Please let us know if you are willing to assist as a greeter, singer, cantor, instrumentalist, or lector this August. THANKS!

Please click here to download the volunteer form and email this information by July 1, 2017, to Martin Albl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


 

 

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