Convergence and Asymmetry

Observations on the Current State of Jewish-Christian Dialogue


  • Alana M. Vincent University of Chester



Jewish-Christian dialogue, Messianic Judaism, supersessionism


Drawing on a survey of forty-five statements on the status of JewishChristian dialogue, this article argues that the theme of convergence which underlies a substantial portion of this dialogue programme arises from an asymmetric power relationship, in which Christian institutions have been insufficiently attentive to the issue of Jewish self-understanding.

Author Biography

Alana M. Vincent, University of Chester

Alana M. Vincent is Associate Professor of Jewish Philosophy, Religion and Imagination at the University of Chester. In addition to her work on Jewish-Christian dialogue, she specializes in modern Jewish religious practice, Holocaust memory, and religion and literature. She is active in local interfaith outreach and CCJ (UK), and is currently serving a term as the president of the International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture.


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How to Cite

Vincent, A. M. (2020). Convergence and Asymmetry: Observations on the Current State of Jewish-Christian Dialogue. Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, 4(2), 201–223.