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HOW TO JOIN CBA

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Process to Join CBA

To make an application or upgrade Membership in CBA :

Step 1. Review the Membership Categories below. [Note Sustaining Members click HERE.)

Step 2. Choose one appropriate to you. Click on Membership On-line Application, complete, and submit.

Step 3. Applicants are voted on during the Business Session of the Annual General Meeting (AMG).

Step 4. In August, the new members approved at the AGM will receive an e-mail with their membership status, instructions on how to  complete their registration on the CBA website, and how to pay their dues in order for benefits to be received. 

Application forms (Step #2) must be received by the CBA Office at least one month before the Annual General Meeting of the CBA. Applications are evaluated by the Committee on Membership and eligible candidates are elected to membership at the Business Meeting during the Annual General Meeting. (For information on the next meeting, click on Meetings.)

Reminder! Sustaining Members are not voted on but join directly through the website here

Note: All memberships dues (and the subscription to CBQ) are for the calendar year.


Membership Categories and Benefits: Menu


MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

FULL MEMBER

Qualification Criteria: Those who have an advanced research degree in Sacred Scripture or biblical theology, including the Ph.D., Th.D., S.T.D., S.S.L., or S.S.D.

Member Benefits:

  • Annual subscription to The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ)
  • Access to CBQ-Online
  • Discount on CBQ Monograph Series
  • Attendance (voting) at the CBA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Ability to present papers at the CBA AGM
  • Ability to serve on CBA committees
  • Sponsor prospective new members

Candidates for Full Membership must be formally sponsored by a Full Member of the Association, unless they are already a Graduate Student Member or Associate Member.  Nominations for membership (received before the deadline) will take place at the next annual general meeting of the Association.

Dues, once approved, are $50

Application for Full Membership : CLICK HERE


ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Qualification Criteria: Those who have completed post-baccalaureate studies in biblical or allied fields or have taught Sacred Scripture for at least one year at the major-seminary or college level. 

Member Benefits:

  • Annual subscription to The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ).
  • Access to CBQ-Online
  • Discount on the CBQ Monograph Series.
  • Attendance (non-voting) at the CBA Annual General Meeting.

Application for Associate Membership has to be completed once, with formal sponsorship by a Full Member of the Association. Nominations for membership (received before the deadline) will take place at the next annual general meeting of the Association.

Dues, once approved, are $50

Application for Associate Membership : CLICK HERE


GRADUATE STUDENT MEMBER

Qualfication Criteria: Those who are engaged in post-baccalaureate studies in biblical or allied fields.

Member Benefits:

  • Access to the online edition of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ)
  • Discount on the CBQ Monograph Series.
  • Attendance (non-voting) at the CBA Annual General Meeting.
  • Application for Graduate Student only has to be completed once.

Application for Graduate Student Membership has to be completed with sponsorship by a Full Member of the Association. Nominations for membership (received before the deadline) will once, take place at the next annual general meeting of the Association.

Dues, once approved, are $10

Once the degree is conferred, Graduate Student Members need to apply for Associate or Full membership.

Application for Graduate Student Membership : CLICK HERE

Qualfication Criteria: Your are already an Associate or Graduate Student Member of CBA and desire to upgrade your membership.  

Application for Upgrading Membership : CLICK HERE


SUSTAINING MEMBER

Qualification Criteria: Those individuals (not Institutions) who pay the annual membership dues but are not eligible to be a Full Member, Associate Member, or Graduate Student Member.

Member Benefits:

  • Annual subscription to The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ), beginning with the next issue published after
    joining the Association.  With the first invoice issued after joining, the amount due will be prorated so the subcription can function on a calendar (Jan-Dec) basis .
  • Access to CBQ-Online
  • Discount on CBQ Monograph Series.
  • Dues: $50 (paid at time of application)

Sustaining Members are not voted in but can join directly through this website. 

To become a Sustaining Member:

  • You will need to fill out ONLY your Name, Email , Billing Address, and Shipping Address on the form accessed through THIS LINK.
  • HELPFUL HINTS;
    • When you arrive at the page, scroll down and click on the button "JOIN AS A SUSTAINING MEMBER"
    • Click on the "No Institution" button under the Last Name field.
    • Scroll past "Specializations" and "Profile Information" to arrive at Email, Billing Address, and Shipping Address fields.
    • If your Billing Address and Shipping Address are identical, complete your billing address, and click on "Copy Billing Address" next to "Shipping Address" and the fields will be automatically filled in.

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS

HONORARY LIFE MEMBER

Scholars noteworthy for their contributions to biblical studies may also be elected as Honorary Life Members. Any Full Member can propose a name for Honorary Life Membership which must be approved by the Executive Board and voted on in the Business Meeting.  They shall enjoy the privileges accorded to Associate Members unless they were previously a Full Member of the Association and therefor retain their voting rights.

Member Benefits:

  • Annual subscription to The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ).
  • Access to CBQ-Online
  • Discount on CBQ Monograph Series.
  • Attendance (voting) at the CBA Annual General Meeting (AGM) if previously a Full Member.
  • Ability to present papers at the CBA AGM

Cost: None

Nomination Process: Full members wishing to nominate someone for an Honorary Life Membership should
  • write a letter addressed to the CBA Executive Board Chairstating why the person is deserving of the status
  • send the letter to the CBA office either as an email attachment or via mail to
    CBA Executive Board
    433 Caldwell Hall
    The Catholic University of America
    620 Michigan Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20064

The CBA Executive Board will review the nomination at its next meeting.


LIFE MEMBER

Full Members who make a contribution of $10,000 to the CBA may be designated by the authority of the President as Life Members.

Member Benefits:

  • Annual subscription to The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ).
  • Access to CBQ-Online
  • Discount on CBQ Monograph Series.
  • Attendance (voting) at the CBA Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Ability to present papers at the CBA AGM.
  • Ability to serve on CBA committees
  • Nominate prospective members

Cost: $10,000

Full Members interested in a Life Membership should contact the CBA Executive Director. CLICK HERE for contact information.

BENEFACTOR

Life Members who make a contribution of $15,000 to the CBA may be designated by the authority of the President as Benefactor.

Member Benefits:

  • Annual subscription to The Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ).
  • Access to CBQ-Online
  • Discount on CBQ Monograph Series.
  • Attendance (voting) at the CBA Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Ability to present papers at the CBA AGM.
  • Ability to serve on CBA committees
  • Nominate prospective members

Cost: $15,000

Full Members interested in becoming a Benefactor should contact the CBA Executive Director. CLICK HERE for contact information.


Applications for Membership

 To access Membership Application Form for all Membership Types (except Sustaining and Life Members), click here:


Membership On-line Application

Reminder: Sustaining Members, please CLICK HERE, click on Join as a Sustaining Member, and fill out the form.

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