Broken Branches? The Past and Future of Supersessionism

Supersessionism has now emerged as a topic of intense discussion in both the academy and the church. Widely agreed to be problematic, it is surprisingly difficult to define. So, what exactly do we mean by "supersessionism"? And what does a gospel free of supersessionism look like? Holly Taylor Coolman offers a history of the question and a discussion of the most recent debates and developments. Renouncing supersessionism is not simple, but it is crucial for all who would teach or preach.

Holly Taylor Coolman (Ph.D., Duke) is assistant professor of theology at Providence College, where she also currently serves as department chair. A steering committee member of the Society for Post-supersessionist Theology, her research interests include Christology, ecclesiology, and Jewish-Christian relations. She is the author of several articles in the fields of theology, ethics, and Catholic studies as well as the forthcoming book, Parenting: The Complex and Beautiful Vocation of Raising Children (Baker Academic).

This lecture has been made possible by the Belford Fund.

The in-person lecture will take place in Hargrove Auditorium, HamiltonHall, on March 7, at 7 p.m. Central Time. The lecture will also be live-streamed via Zoom at that time and can be accessed here.