An Act of Theology

The Future of Catholic Biblical Scholarship

Last August the Catholic Biblical Association of America celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary. The makeup of the CBA’s membership today is far different from that of the group founded in 1937, and now includes laypeople as well as clerics, women as well as men, and even Protestants and Jews. Moreover, the group is in the process of reorganizing itself to respond more readily to the challenges it will face in the years ahead. Despite...

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About the Author

Frank J. Matera was for many years the Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America. He is the author of New Testament Theology: Exploring Diversity and Unity (Westminster John Knox Press).