Fifth seminar on learning biblical rhetorical analysis

Rome, September 24-26, 2018

The RBS offers a “Seminar on Learning Biblical Rhetorical Analysis,” lasting three days: Monday, September 24 to Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Gregorian University (Rome).

1. Program

There will be two groups, by linguistic field: one in Italian, the other in French.

The program will consist first of all in analysis of biblical texts and of course in exchanges on methodology, with some lessons as needed. It will include:

a time of personal work,
a time of exchange among participants, in groups of two or three,
then of sharing with the professor.

A maximum of eight hours of work per day should be counted.

2. Guides

Professors Roland Meynet and Francesco Graziano will lead the work, and others as needed.

3. Conditions

The seminar is not intended for beginners, but for those who have already acquired a certain familiarity in the knowledge of the methodology and especially in the practice of text analysis.

The condition is therefore to have seriously done at least the first part of the Exercises in Rhetorical Analysis. These exercises have been published not to remain on library shelves but to? be performed by those who want to learn.

It is more than desirable to know the biblical languages – Hebrew and Greek. However, it is not absolutely essential. You will be able to work, if necessary, on literally translated texts.

4. Enrollment
Enrollment Form

Please send the completed registration form by e-mail to the Secretary of the RBS:

Once the registration has been accepted, pay the fee:

Ordinary fee: 60,00 euro
Student fee: 30,00 euro
Students of the Gregorian Consortium (PUG, PIB, PIO): 20.00 euros.

Registrations are accepted until June 15, 2018.

5. Validation

For Licentiate students in the Department of Biblical Theology at PUG, participation in the seminar can be validated as a seminar or optional course.

The RBS registration form must be completed. For those who would like participation in the seminar to be with validated as an optional course, it will still be necessary to do the university registration as for the other courses at the beginning of the first semester 2018-19, as well as it will be necessary to register for the February 2019 exam session.

The conditions are: first and foremost, active participation in all seminar sessions, as well as writing both a report of the seminar proceedings and a rhetorical analysis of a biblical text, in agreement with the seminar leader.