Biblical Studies from the CBA

Established 2019.

About the Series

Biblical Studies from the Catholic Biblical Association of America seeks to bridge the gap between the technical exegetical work of the academic community and the educational and pastoral needs of the ecclesial Community. Combining careful exegesis with a theological understanding of the text, the members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America have written these volumes in a style that is accessible to an educated, nonspecialized audience, without compromising academic integrity. 

These volumes deal with biblical texts and themes that are important and vital for the life and ministry of the Church. While some focus on specific biblical books or particular texts, others are concerned with important theological themes with archaeological and geographical issues, and still others with questions of interpretation. Through this series, the members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America are eager to present the results of their research in a way that is relevant to an interested audience that goes beyond the
confines of the academic community.

Editorial Board

  • General Editor: Frank J. Matera
  • Associate Editors: 
    • José Enrique Aguilar Chiu
    • Joseph C. Atkinson
    • Richard Bautch,
    • Angela Kim Harkins
    • Peter Spitaler

Contibute to the Series

CBA members interested in contributing to this series should contact the General Editor: Frank J. Matera (, or one of the Associate Editors: Angela Kim Harkins (, Peter Spitaler (, Richard Bautch (, José Enrique Aguilar Chiu (

The guidelines for the series can be accessed through the link below.


Volumes in the Series

A Concise Theology of the New Testament
by Frank J. Matera

The inaugural entry in the series, A Concise Theology of the New Testament provides readers with an accessible introduction to the discipline of New Testament theology. Employing nontechnical language, it summarizes the major theologies of the New Testament and explains the contribution that New Testament theology makes to the life of the Church.

ISBN: 978-15876-8828-7

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Paulist Press


  • Letters to the Johannine Community by Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B.
    (September 2020)
  • The Gospel Landscape: Exploring the Geography of the Gospels and Acts by Donald P. Senior, C.P.
    (December 2020)