Sunday, July 15, 2012

13th Annual Convention of the Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines

New Board of Trustees:
President:  Leander Barrot, OAR
Vice President: Nicet Vargas, OSA
Secretary: Bernie Dianzon, FSP
Treasurer: Clarc Marquez, OP
Randy Flores, SVD
Naty Pagadut
John Cabrido, SDB
Miraim Alejandrino, OSB
and Rene Repole, SJ


Friday, June 22, 2012

Adele Reinhartz, keynote speaker - CBAP 13th Annual Convention

Topic: The Gospel of John and Judaism

Adele Reinhartz has been named the next General Editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature, SBL’s flagship journal. Her term (three years, renewable for a second term) will begin in 2012. She succeeds James C. VanderKam upon completion of his second term.

As JBL editor, Reinhartz will be an ex officio member of the Research and Publications Committee. She will work with the 39-member JBL editorial board, as well as the SBL publications staff, to produce four annual issues. Reinhartz is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa, where she was also appointed associate vice-president, research, in 2005. Her awards and achievements include the following: President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (1997-1998); Prize for
Mentorship, SBL Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (2003 and 2010); Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Residency (2004); Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (inducted in 2005); and Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study (2011-2012). Reinhartz’s research includes early Christianity and Judaism, Johannine studies, Bible and film, and feminist biblical criticism.

In addition to her awards and her distinguished publishing record, including Caiaphas the High Priest (University of South Carolina Press, 2011), Reinhartz has served the members of the Society of Biblical Literature in many capacities. She has been an Annual Meeting Program Unit Chair, a member of the Research and Publications Committee, and an editorial board member of JBL.

Reinhartz also represents membership on Council, SBL’s governing board. Please express your appreciation and welcome to Adele Reinhartz as she takes on the leadership of a journal, first published in 1881, that has become the premier serial in biblical studies, representing the wide range of research methodologies SBL members practice. Please also express your thanks to Jim VanderKam for his exceptional commitment, service, and standards of excellence. Jim will be honored in the 2011 Society Report and during the JBL Editorial Board Luncheon at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco. [from SBL write-up].

More on Reinhartz here.

Program Schedule

Theme: The Gospel of John and Judaism

Friday the 13th  July
1:00 – 2:30 pm - Arrival/Registration
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  - Prayer and CBAP Business matters
3:30 pm - Coffee break
4:00 pm - Major Paper - Randolf Flores, SVD
 Traditional Wisdom as Motive of Hope in the Book of Job

6:00 pm - Short Break
6:15 pm - Eucharistic Celebration
7:00 pm - Dinner/Socials

Saturday, 14 July
8:00 am - Group Picture Taking; Morning Prayer
8:30 am - Keynote address -  Adele Reinhartz - The Gospel of John and Judaism
10:30 am - Merienda Break
11:00 am - Dialogue with Adele Reinhartz
12:00 pm - Lunch break

2:00 pm - Short Papers: Delio Ruiz, SCJ; Annie del Corro
3:15 pm - Coffee break
3:45 pm - Short Papers:- Erwin Blasa; Pablo Munoz; Nick Vaquilar
5:00 pm - Reports from Interest Groups
6:00 pm - Eucharistic Celebration
7:00 pm  - Dinner and Socials

Sunday, 15 July
8:00 am - Morning Prayer
8:30 am - Short Paper: Adele Reinhartz
9:30 am  - Coffee break
10:00 am - Planning Session
10: 45 am - Eucharistic Celebration
12:00 pm - Lunch/Departure

Details of the Convention

Final details of this year’s 13th Annual CBAP Convention scheduled from 13-15 July 2012 at the Betania Retreat House in Tagaytay City.

The theme is on “The Gospel of John and Judaism”. Our main speaker is Prof. Adele Reinhartz of the University of Ottawa in Canada. Yours truly, Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD will deliver the other major paper.
Workshop presentors include: Fr. Delio Ruiz, SCJ, Ms. Annie del Corro, Fr. Erwin Blasa, Br. Pablo Muñoz, FMVD and Fr. Nick Vaquilar.

The Convention Fee is P3,000.00 inclusive of meals and accommodation. The rooms are all single occupancy with toilet and bath. For those who have their own alternative/outside accommodation, the convention fee is P2,000.00. Please confirm your attendance not later than Friday, 01 July 2012.

Transportation/car pooling from certain points in Manila and Quezon City is being arranged by the Organizing Committee. Details and instructions also on how to commute to the venue, together with the convention schedule, will be announced soonest.

Other important reminders:
• Annual Membership Fees remain the same: P2,000.00 for Regular Members and P1,500.00 for Associate Members. Kindly settle any outstanding dues before or during the convention in order to maintain your membership.
• For your convenience, you may deposit your convention and membership fees to CBAP’s Metrobank (Katipunan, QC Branch) Savings Account No. 093-3-09351607-0. Please make your deposit (cash or check payment) payable to: Catholic Biblical Association of the Philippines. Then, kindly fax the duplicate copy of your deposit slip to 02-4265967 or scan and email it to to properly document your payment.
• For those who wish to display and/or sell their books, etc., kindly coordinate with the Organizing Committee.

Fr. Randolf Flores, SVD
Head: Organizing Committee
Divine Word Seminary
SVD Road, Tagaytay City

Tel. Nos.: 046-4131253
Fax : 046-4131251
Email :

CBAP Secretariat (Attn: Ms. Bing Kasilag)
c/o Loyola School of Theology
ADMU Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines

Tel. Nos.: 02-4266430 loc. 3617
Fax : 02-4265967
Moobile : 0919-8571013; 0915-7884117
Email :