Luke Timothy Johnson Wins Emory Williams Teaching Award
By Patti Ghezzi | Emory Law | May 16, 2013 12:05:00 AM
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, CSLR Senior Fellow and Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, was awarded the Emory Williams Teaching Award. One of highest honors given to faculty, the award recognizes professors for their exemplary teaching as well as remarkable service to their respective field. A prolific writer, Johnson is the author of numerous articles and more than 25 books. In 2011 he was the recipient of the prestigious Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity (2009, Yale University Press), which explores the relationship between early Christianity and Greco-Roman paganism. His most recent book, Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians, was awarded first place in the Scripture category of the Catholic Press Association’s 2012 book awards.