Thursday, June 9, 2011

Verbum Domini: The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church - CBAP 12th Annual Convention

Calling all members, associates, and observers!

The 12th CBAP annual convention will be held on July 15-17, 2011 at the Betania Retreat House, Tagaytay City.

The theme of our convention will focus on Verbum Domini, the post-synodal apostolic exortation of Benedict XVI. To download the document, please click here.

Two of our members who were delegates to the Synod on the Word of God in 2009 will be our major speakers:

1. Bishop Pablo David, DD (SThD, Catholic University of Louvain) will discuss the relationship between Exegesis and Theology in the Verbum Domini;

2. Bishop Broderick Pabillo, DD (SSL, Biblicum, Rome) will elaborate the pastoral implications of the document.

Workshop presentors will include:
Mark David Walsh (from Australia) - on Christian and Jewish Reading of Bible
Fr. Cielo Almazan, OFM
Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP on the synagogue preachingi in Luke-Acts
Sr. Nicet Vargas, OSA on her new book on the introduction to the Johannine literature
Dr. Bobby Gueverra (Ateneo de Manila) on the book of the prophet Isaiah

The following resources for research and teaching will be made available on last day of the convention:

  • BibleWorks 8
  • The Old Testament (audio CD with detailed outline by Michael D. Guinan, OFM)
  • The New Testament (audio CD with detailed outline by Felix Just, SJ)
  • The Wisdom Literature of the Bible (audio CD with detailed outline by Michael D. Guinan, OFM)
  • The Lectionary: A Treasury for Liturgy and Prayer (audio CD with detailed outline by Felix Just, SJ)
  • The Ten Most Important Dates in the Old Testament (4 DVDs by Daniel L. Smith-Cristopher, PhD)
  • Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia
  • Complementary books for raffle (on the last day of the convention) courtesy of the Arnoldus Library
    • Jerome H. Neyrey, Render to God: The New Testament Understanding of the Divine
    • Kevin J. Vanhoozer (ed.), Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible
    • Walter Brueggemann, David's Truth: In Israel's Imagination and Memory (2nd edition)
    • Robert H. Stein, Mark (ECNT)
    • Roland de Vaux, Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions
    • Any other more new and/or used books!!!
There is a possibility, after the convention,  to tour around Tagaytay and its environs on a bus (depending on the number)--to Calaruega and Tagaytay Highlands.

PLEASE contact our secretariat now for further details and reservation:
Ms. Bing Kasilag 
CP: 0915-7884117

Thank you,
Fr. Randy Flores, SVD
CBAP President

CBAP 11th Annual Convention

Participants of the CBAP 11th Annual Convention
seated from left: Fr. Mario Francisco, SJ - LST President;
Catherine Playoust (delagate from Australia);
Rekha Chennattu (major speaker from India);
Gina Hens-Piazza (major speaker from USA);
Fr. Randy Flores, SVD - CBAP President;
 and Sr. Miriam Alejandrino, OSB (CBAP member)
 CBAP 11th annual convention
It was conducted together with the Loyola School of Theology on July 15-17, 2010. The theme was “DOING BIBLICAL STUDIES IN EAST ASIAN CONTEXTS.”

Major speakers were:
Sr. Rekka Chennattu, R.A of the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion (India): “Reading the Bible in the Asian Context;” and

Gina Hens-Piazza of Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University (USA): “Biblical Studies as Contextual Studies
Supporting Caste or Supporting Cast: Reading Minor Biblical Characters.”

Workshop presentors were:
(1) “Teaching Wisdom Literature in the Philippines”
Fr. Randolf C. Flores, S.V.D.
CBAP President

(2) “The Priestly Service of the Gospel”
Fr. Delio Ruiz, S.C.J.
S.T.L., Gregorian University

(3) “The Value of Metaphorical Approach to Biblical Studies”
Ms. Abigail Teh
Ph.D. student, LST

(4) “Workshop on Biblical Languages”
Fr. Herbert Schneider, S.J.
Professor Emeritus, LST

There were 60 CBAP members, associates and observers who attended and joined with the invited participants of LST. We had a friendly and interesting sharing of experiences in the field of biblical studies with the participants coming from other parts of East Asia (Mainland China, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, India and Indonesia).

Elected: BOT for 2010-2011
At the said convention the following were elected as members of the board and in a later meeting, the officers.
Fr. Randy Flores, SVD – President
Fr. Vic Nicdao – Vice President
Sr. Bernie Dianzon, FSP – Secretary
Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP – Treasurer
Fr. Gil Alinsangan, SSP – member
Fr. Fruto Ramirez, SJ – member
Fr. Herb Schneider, SJ – member
Sr. Helen Graham, MM – member
Sr. Nicet Vargas, OSA – member

List of Participants CBAP 11th Convention 
(please click on the image to enlarge)