Licentiate in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations

The Licentiate in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies of the Pontifical Gregorian University is a new category of canonical Licentiate established by the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Holy See on 20 October 2020.

The Licentiate offers members of the clergy and lay persons — Christians, Jews, women and men of all creeds and non-believers — a solid preparation in Judaism, from historical, philosophical, religious, theological, and cultural points of view. It also aims to promote the development of a theology of Jewish-Christian relations and to form students in this field.

Our formative offering

The two sections of our own courses and seminars are:

  1. Judaic Studies

These courses and seminars aim to deepen the knowledge of Judaism with an emphasis on the study of rabbinic literary production. The study of Biblical and/or modern Hebrew is part of this formation.

  1. Jewish-Christian relations

These courses and seminars focus on the development of a Christian Theology of Jewish-Christian relations, with the objective of exploring shared areas on aspects of spiritual experience and ethical commitment.

Licentiate Programme

The Licentiate programme, lasting four semesters, includes a total commitment of 120 ECTS credits, of which:

  • 78 ECTS (65%) earned from fundamental and optional courses and seminars
  • 24 ECTS (20%) for the Licentiate Thesis
  • 18 ECTS (15%) for the final Oral Exam

Recipients and Requirements

Applicants for the Licentiate in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations, at the time of registration, must:

  • have obtained the qualification necessary for admission at the university level in the country where they have completed their studies,
  • have obtained at least the university title of Baccalaureate in Theology, or a Bachelor's degree,
  • have adequate knowledge in the fields of Theology and Philosophy,
  • have adequate knowledge of the Italian language and English language, since lessons are carried out in these two languages.

1° Semestre

Optional Courses
EB2012 EBRAICO, 1-2 4 ECTS
EC001T LINGUA EBRAICA MODERNA TUTORIALE 3 ECTS
MC2023 PEDAGOGIA DEL DIALOGO INTERRELIGIOSO 3 ECTS
PIB207 RN1120 - STORIA DELLA GIUDEA AL TEMPO DI GESÙ 3 ECTS
PIB290 EN3142 - JOHN 7–10: JESUS AT THE SUKKOTH AND HANUKKAH FESTIVALS 3 ECTS
Courses
EC2013 CONTEMPORARY JEWISH COVENANT THEOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF THE COVENANT 3 ECTS
EC2037 LINGUA EBRAICA MODERNA 1-2 6 ECTS
EC2047 RABBINIC MIDRASH AND FOUNDATIONAL THEOLOGY OF THE COVENANT 3 ECTS
EC2048 UNA LETTURA EBRAICA ED ELLENISTICA DEI VANGELI: GESÙ COME INTERPRETE EBREO DELLA TORÀH E IL GENERE ELLENISTICO DEL "BÍOS" [BIOGRAFIA] 3 ECTS
TD2245 CRISTOLOGIA IN PROSPETTIVA EBRAICA 3 ECTS
Prescribed Seminars
ES201A JEWISH HERMENEUTICS-CHRISTIAN HERMENEUTICS: RABBINIC/PATRISTIC AND MEDIEVAL TIME 4 ECTS

2° Semestre

Optional Courses
ARB211 L'ESPERIENZA SPIRITUALE DEI PATRIARCHI DI ISRAELE 3 ECTS
EC002T LINGUA EBRAICA MODERNA TUTORIALE 3 ECTS
FO1184 HANS JONAS: ONTOLOGIA, ETICA E RESPONSABILITÀ 3 ECTS
FO1186 PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH GOD: AQUINAS AND BUBER 3 ECTS
PIB291 RN2226 - JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE FIRST FOUR CENTURIES 3 ECTS
PIB292 EN3243 - OἹ ἸΟΥΔΑῖΟΙ NEL QUARTO VANGELO 3 ECTS
TBC028 "CHE COSA È L'UOMO" (SAL 8,5). ANTROPOLOGIA DELL'ANTICO TESTAMENTO 3 ECTS
TPC002 DIBATTITI ATTUALI INTORNO AL PENSIERO AGOSTINIANO SULLA LIBERTÀ E LA GRAZIA 3 ECTS
Courses
EC2011 DEUTERONOMY: LESSONS FROM THE JOURNEY INTENSIVE COURSE AT "THE BAT KOL INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH STUDIES IN JERUSALEM" 6 ECTS
EC2029 FILOSOFIA EBRAICA: DA MAIMONIDE A SPINOZA 4 ECTS
EC2030 TEMI BIBLICI NELLA LETTERATURA EBRAICA MODERNA 3 ECTS
EC2038 LINGUA EBRAICA MODERNA 3-4 6 ECTS
EC2049 ORGANISING SACRED TIME: PESACH AND EASTER; SHAVUOT AND PENTECOST; SHABBAT AND SUNDAY (READING LITURGICAL TEXT) 5 ECTS
EC2051 DALLA SPAGNA E DAL PORTOGALLO ALLE NUOVE COMUNITÀ EBRAICHE DEL NORD EUROPA: AMSTERDAM, AMBURGO, LONDRA (SEC. XV-XVII) 4 ECTS
Prescribed Seminars
ES203B JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE: FOUNDATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT UNTIL THE AGE OF EXPULSIONS & METHODOLOGY 5 ECTS
Workshop
EW2001 ANNUAL RESEARCH UNIT FOR FACULTY, INVITED PROFESSORS AND DOCTORAL STUDENTS ON THEMES OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE 3 ECTS