Adam Gregerman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations
Specialization: Jewish Studies
Office: Bellarmine Hall 230B
Phone: 610-660-1878
Email: agregerm@sju.edu
Website: Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

Education

B.A., Amherst College
M.T.S., Harvard University Divinity School
Ph.D., Columbia University

Professional Experience

Member, Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Board Member, Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations; Academic Advisor: National Council of Synagogues; Book Review Editor, Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations; Consultant, Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations
 

Courses Taught

Judaism

Jerusalem: History and Holiness

Jewish and Christian Interpretations of the Bible

Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust

Introduction to the New Testament

Jewish and Christian Theologies: A Comparative Approach

Jews and Christians: Entwined Histories

 

Publications

Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics and Polemics in Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (Series: Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism) (forthcoming).

“From Theodicy to Antitheodicy: Midrashic Accusations of God’s Disobedience to Biblical Law,” Ambiguities, Complexities, and Half-Forgotten Adversaries: Crossing Boundaries in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, Kimberly Stratton and Andrea Lieber, eds., Leiden: E. J. Brill (forthcoming).

“Israel as the ‘Hermeneutical Jew’ in Protestant Statements on Israel: Four Presbyterian Examples,” Israel Affairs (revised version of “Israel als ‘Hermeneutischer Jude’ in Protestantischen Erklärungen zu Land und Staat Israel”) (forthcoming).

“Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians,” Jewish Annotated New Testament, Second Edition, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler, eds., New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

“Israel als ‘Hermeneutischer Jude’ in Protestantischen Erklärungen zu Land und Staat Israel” Kirche und Israel 30 (2015) 48-69.

“Comparative Christian Hermeneutical Approaches to the Land Promises to Abraham,” Cross Currents 64 (2014) 409-24.

“The Dreadful Past, The Jewish Future: Post-Shoah Reflections on David Hartman’s Theologies of Suffering,” Toward the Future: Essays on Catholic-Jewish Relations, Celia Deutsch, Eugene Fisher, and James Rudin, eds., New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press (2013) 85-97.

“Interpreting the Pain of Others: John Paul II and Benedict XVI on Jewish Suffering in the Shoah,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 48 (2013) 443-56.

“Biblical Prophecy and the Fate of the Nations in Early Jewish and Christian Interpretations of Isaiah,” “What Does the Scripture Say?”: Studies in the Function of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity, Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias, eds., London and New York: T&T Clark (2012): 212-40.

“Jewish Theology and Limits on Reciprocity in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue,” Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 7 (2012): 1-13.

“Celsus’ Jew and the Theological Threat from Christianity,” Jesus Among the Jews: Representation and Thought, Neta Stahl, ed., New York: Routledge (2012): 46-59.

“A Response to ‘The Jewish Question’,” Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths, Paul Louis Metzger, ed., Nashville: Thomas Nelson (2012) 239-42.

“A Jewish Response to Elizabeth Groppe, Gregor Maria Hoff, Philip A. Cunningham and Didier Pollefeyt on Christology,” Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships, Philip A. Cunningham, Joseph Sievers, Mary C. Boys, Hans Herman Henrix, and Jesper Svartvik, eds., Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans (2011) 221-28.

“Hellenism,” “Jerusalem, Biblical and Rabbinic Periods,” “Pharisees,” and “Sadducees,” Cambridge Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, Judith Baskin, ed., New York: Cambridge University Press (2011) 225-26, 319-21, 473, 531.

“Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians,” Jewish Annotated New Testament, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Brettler, eds., New York: Oxford University Press (2011): 378-82.

“A Jewish Response to Elizabeth Groppe, Gregor Maria Hoff, Philip A. Cunningham and Didier Pollefeyt on Christology,” Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships, Philip A. Cunningham, Joseph Sievers, Mary C. Boys, Hans Herman Henrix, and Jesper Svartvik, eds., Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans (2011): 221-28.

“The Lack of Evidence for a Jewish Christian Countermission in Galatia,” Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 4 (2009): 1-24.

“Reverence Despite Rejection: The Paradox of Early Christian Views of Biblical Authority,” Cross Currents 59 (2009): 176-90.

“Old Wine in New Bottles: Liberation Theology and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 41 (2004) 313-40.

 

Grants and Awards

Faculty Research Grant, Saint Joseph’s University (Summer 2015).

Fellow, Summer Seminars in Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology, American Academy of Religion / Henry Luce Foundation (Atlanta, GA, May-June 2012; May-June 2013).

Coolidge Scholar, Annual Research Colloquium, Association for Religion and Intellectual Life (New York, NY, June 2012).

Research

Jewish Studies, Jewish-Christian Relations, Biblical Interpretation and Hermeneutics, Theologies of the Land of Israel, Christian Theologies of Jews and Judaism, Theodicy, Mission and Conversion