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
Email: agregerm@sju.edu
Website: See also the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

Education

B.A. in Religion (magna cum laude), Amherst College
M.T.S. in Scriptural Interpretation, Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D. in Religion, 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

The Sabbath in Judaism and Christianity

The New Testament and Christian Attitudes toward Jews and Judaism

Publications

Book:

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:

“The Desirability of Jewish Conversion to Christianity in Contemporary Catholic Thought.” Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society 45 (2018) 249-86. PDF iconClick here (accepted manuscript)

“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. PDF iconClick here

“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. PDF iconClick here

“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. PDF iconClick here

“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. PDF iconClick here

“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.PDF iconClick here

“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. PDF iconClick here

"The Torah and the Continuity of Scripture in Jewish-Dialogue," Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations 5 (2010) 1-11. PDF iconClick here

“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

Contemporary Pedagogy and the Ignatian Tradition Summer Faculty Development Seminar, Office of Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Provost, Saint Joseph’s University (Summer 2018)

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).

Transforming Troubling Tellings: The History of the Deicide Charge and the Holocaust, Summer Seminar for Seminary Faculty and Professors of Religious Studies, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Summer 2011)

 

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