Definition of Supercession
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Supercession Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of religious terms
This is the theological concept that, because Judaism did not accept Jesus as their Messiah, God terminated his covenants with the Jewish people and transferred them to the followers of Christianity.  It relegates Judaism to an inferior position and recognizes Christianity as the 'true' or 'spiritual' Israel. This concept was first developed by Justin Martyr (circa 100 to 165 CE) and Irenaeus of Lyon (circa 130 to 200 CE). It was largely accepted within the church by the 4th century. It has led to a great deal of persecution of Jews by Christians. Conservative Christians still believe in this principle.
Supercession Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Supersessionism, fulfillment theology, and replacement theology are terms used in biblical interpretation for the belief that the Christian Church supersedes or replaces the children of Israel in God's plan, and that the New Covenant nullifies the biblical promises made to the children of Israel, including the Abrahamic Covenant, the Land Covenant, and the Davidic Covenant. However, it has no bearing on the Mosaic Covenant (or Mosaic Law), which most Christian groups agree was always intended to be superseded by the New Covenant. The terms do not appear in the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church; however, the view they cover is considered part of most traditional Christian views of the Old Covenant, viewing the Christian Church as the inheritor of the biblical promises made with the Israelites. This view contrasts with the minority views of dual-covenant theology on the one side and abrogation of Old Covenant laws on the other.
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