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.

The two sections of our own courses and seminars are:

  •     A) 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.
  •     B) 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.

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.

For more information see:
Pontificia Universita Gregoriana