Christian Antisemitism Then and Now: Toward a Redemptive Reconciliation

Featuring Dr. Dyanne K. Martin, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Education, Wheaton College, Wheaton, U.S.; and Aaron Fruh, President, Israel Team Advocates, Florida, U.S.

The course will introduce participants to the seventeen-hundred-year-old root system of Christian Antisemitism. We will examine the tenants of Replacement Theology (also known as Supersessionism) and how it led to Christian persecution of the Jews throughout the ages leading up to the Holocaust. We will show that the longest-lasting hatred of the Jews has been Christian Antisemitism. We will discuss the resurgence of Replacement Theology in the last twenty-five years and its implications for the future of Christianity. We will discuss the tenants of the new Christian Zionism and how a post- Supercessionist theology is challenging Christian Antisemitism within the academy and in church pulpits. This course will also provide instruction in the nuances of antisemitism found in the contemporary Christian academy. We will examine the intersections and signifiers of race, religion, and nationhood as we consider the steps necessary for a redirection of the Christian academy to its Jewish roots.

SESSION 3: The Re-Awakening of Supersessionist Theology Today

Session three will provide an overview of the resurgence of Replacement Theology within the Christian Academy today and its impact on Christianity worldwide. We will discuss the mutation of Christian Antisemitism today and the causes behind the growing anti-Israel and anti-Judaism trend in mainline and Evangelical circles today— both in the Christian academy and Christian denominations and churches.

Will be held on 27 January 2023 at 10 AM Eastern Standard Time

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