Adam Gregerman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations
Specialization: Jewish Studies; Jewish-Christian Relations
Office: Bellarmine Hall 230B
Phone: 610-660-1878
Website: See also the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations


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


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

The Sabbath in Judaism and Christianity



Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics and Polemics in Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism (Series: Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism no. 165), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016. Click here

Journal articles and book chapters:

“Is the Biblical Land Promise Irrevocable?: Post Nostra Aetate Catholic Theologies of the Jewish Covenant and the Land of Israel,” Modern Theology 34 (2018) 173-58. PDF iconClick here

“Superiority without Supersessionism: Walter Kasper and The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable on the Status of God’s Covenant with the Jews after Jesus,” Theological Studies 79 (2018) 36-59. PDF iconClick here

“Israel as the ‘Hermeneutical Jew’ in Protestant Statements on Israel: Four Presbyterian Examples,” Israel Affairs 23 (2017) 773-93. [revised version of “Israel als ‘Hermeneutischer Jude’ in Protestantischen Erklärungen zu Land und Staat Israel”] PDF iconClick here

“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 (2017) 427-31.

“From Theodicy to Antitheodicy: Midrashic Accusations of God’s Disobedience to Biblical Law,” Crossing Boundaries in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: Ambiguities, Complexities, and Half-Forgotten Adversaries, Kimberly Stratton and Andrea Lieber, eds., Leiden: E. J. Brill (2016) 344-59. PDF iconClick here

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

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

“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. PDF iconClick here

“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. PDF iconClick here

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

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

“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.

“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. PDF iconClick here

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

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


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).


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