Repenting for Antisemitism: “To Elevate Evil into a State of Goodness”

  • Katharina Von Kellenbach
Keywords: guilt, repentance, antisemitism, anti-Judaism, supersessionism, grafting, Romans 11, covenant


This article explains the benefits of repentance over reconciliation especially in the context of enduring ideologies of contempt and habits of supremacy, such as Christian Jew-hatred. In the second part, the theological proposals of two theological associations, the Christian Scholars Group and the Society of Post-Supersessionist Theology, which were founded to repent for theological anti-Judaism, are examined. Using Paul’s covenantal metaphor of the olive tree in Romans 11, the author evaluates different covenantal proposals to overcome supersessionism in light of the biology of grafting.

How to Cite
Von Kellenbach, K. (2021). Repenting for Antisemitism: “To Elevate Evil into a State of Goodness”. Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 16(1).
Peer-Reviewed Articles: Guilt, Sin, Repentance, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation