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This paper presents an exegesis of Paul's allegory of the olive tree (Romans 11) within the framework of present-day tragedies caused by antisemitism. While St. Paul exhorts gentile Christians to express humility regarding their newfound position within God's family, supersessionism has placed the Jewish and Christian faiths in a dichotomous relationship. Greek word studies and models of religious pluralism in this essay demonstrate that supersessionism is a poisonous root from which antisemitism grows. Paul's revelation of God's cosmic plan of salvation asks Jesus's followers--in any era--to become pro-mysterion: to embrace in faith God's redemptive plan for all.
Griggs, Rachael, "Becoming Pro-Mysterion: Embracing a Future of Mercy for All in Romans 11" (2021). Graduate Student Showcase. 18.