supersessionism

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Etymology[edit]

supersession +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

supersessionism (countable and uncountable, plural supersessionisms)

  1. (Christianity) The belief not merely that Judaism has been supplanted by Christianity, but that the covenant between God and Israel as His chosen people has been abrogated.
    2006 Pat Robertson's comment makes sense as an expression of what theologians call "supersessionism." While he may love Jews, Robertson believes that the coming of Jesus made Christians, not Jews, the chosen people. The Christian covenant with God is the one that matters. — Mark Oppenheimer, The Slate.