Luke Timothy Johnson

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Luke Timothy Johnson
Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University
  • Role: Senior Fellow
  • Education: PhD, Yale University
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Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Emory University

LUKE TIMOTHY JOHNSON is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. His research interests include Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letters of James. Professor Johnson is the author of 19 books, including The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation; A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke; Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary; and Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospels. He received the prestigious 2011 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.


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