The Catholic Biblical Association of America, in conjunction with Paulist Press, has initiated a series entitled, “Biblical Studies from the CBA.” This series seeks to bridge the gap between the technical exegetical work of the academic community and the pastoral and educational needs of the ecclesial community.  Combining careful exegesis with a theological understanding of the text, the volumes of this series will be written in a style that is accessible to an educated, non-specialized audience, without compromising academic integrity. 

The series takes its inspiration from the French series Cahiers Évangile (published by Cerf), which has been translated into several languages. Volumes of the series will deal with biblical texts and themes that are important and vital for the life and ministry of the Church. While some studies will focus on specific biblical books or particular texts, others will be concerned with important theological themes, still others with archaeological and geographical issues, and still others with questions of interpretation. Through this series, the CBA will present the results of academic biblical research in a way that is relevant to an audience beyond the confines of the academic community.           

Three volumes are presently being prepared for publication: Biblical Theology: The New Testament by Frank J. Matera; The Gospel Landscape: Exploring the Geography of the Gospels and Acts by Donald Senior, C.P., and Letters to the Johannine Circle: 1−2 John by Francis J. Moloney, SDB. 

If you would like more information about this series or are interested in contributing to it, contact the Editor: Frank J. Matera, or one of the Associate Editors: Angela Kim Harkins, Peter Spitaler, Richard Bautch 

The guidelines for the series can be accessed through this link. Guidelines