Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor Luke Timothy Johnson
  • Emory University
  • Yale University
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Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University's Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Johnson earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Yale University, as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from Indiana University, an M.Div. in Theology from Saint Meinrad School of Theology, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. A former Benedictine monk, Professor Johnson has taught at Yale Divinity School and Indiana University, where he received the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, was elected a member of the Faculty Colloquium in Teaching, and won the Brown Derby Teaching Award and the Student Choice Award for teaching. At Emory University, he has twice received the On Eagle's Wings Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2007 he received the Candler School of Theology Outstanding Service Award. His most recent award is the 2011 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for the ideas set forth in his 2009 book, Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity. Professor Johnson is the author of more than 20 books, including The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels and The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation, which is widely used as a textbook. He has also published several hundred scholarly articles and reviews.

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74 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Comparative Religion  Set

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Comparative Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Take two unique approaches to the study of the world's great faiths with two insightful religious scholars and professors. In Mystical Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, examine the mystical teachers, practices, and literatures of these three monotheistic faiths. Then, in Comparative Religion, take an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways.
  2. (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Discover two fresh perspectives on the Bible in this illuminating course set taught by two renowned religious scholars. In Biblical Wisdom Literature, venture deep inside the book of Proverbs, the book of Job, the Song of Songs, and other enlightening spiritual teachings that have inspired the world. Then, in Jesus and the Gospels, shape a single picture of Jesus from the various accounts of his life provided by...
  3. (Set) The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation & Story of the Bible   Set

    (Set) The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation & Story of the Bible

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  4. (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & History of Christian Theology Set

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & History of Christian Theology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
  5. (Set) Story of the Bible & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) Story of the Bible & Jesus and the Gospels

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  6. (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul  Set

    (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $219.90 $219.90$219.90
  7. (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Jesus and the Gospels

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Join award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson as he guides you through two intriguing corners of religious scholarship. Start with Mystical Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, an insightful examination of Western spirituality that offers you a greater understanding of a unique aspect of religious tradition. Then follow Professor Johnson as he explores the various narrative depictions of Jesus that have...
  8. (Set) Historical Jesus & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Shed new light on Christian history, thought, and belief with this two-course set that brings together two of Professor Luke Timothy Johnson's most popular religion courses. In Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine, he takes you on a journey to find the "kernel" of Christianity's appeal throughout history. Then, in Jesus and the Gospels, he explores the various depictions of Jesus—from the canonic...
  9. (Set) Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine/New Testament  Set

    (Set) Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine/New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  10. (Set)  Great World Religions & Old Testament Set

    (Set) Great World Religions & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,064.70 Starting at $1,064.70 $1,254.70 $1,064.70$1,254.70
  11. (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses Set

    (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,649.45 Starting at $2,649.45 $2,649.45 $2,649.45$2,649.45
    This in-depth course set takes you deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world and illuminates your understanding of five major faiths. Introduction to the Study of Religion provides a vibrant first look at the discipline known as religious studies, while Great World Religions, 2nd Edition investigates the history and nature of the world's five major faiths: Judaism, Christianity,...
  12. (Set) History of Christian Theology & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) History of Christian Theology & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Who was Jesus? How do the canonic Gospels and apocryphal narratives help us better understand his life and teachings? Discover the answers with this two-course set. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the many responses that Christian believers and scholars have developed to more than 2,000 years of questions about the faith. Then, in Jesus and the Gospels, explore the various depictions of Jesus that...
  13. (Set) History of Christian Theology; Popes and the Papacy: A History & Story of the Bible  Set

    (Set) History of Christian Theology; Popes and the Papacy: A History & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $459.85 Starting at $459.85 $884.85 $459.85$884.85
    Enrich your understanding of Christianity in this thought-provoking, three-course set. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the numerous responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over the last 2,000 years to questions about the faith. Popes and the Papacy: A History is designed to illuminate the inner workings of a remarkable religious institution that has had an...
  14. (Set) Popes and the Papacy & Early Christianity  Set

    (Set) Popes and the Papacy & Early Christianity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  15. (Set) Great World Religions: Buddhism/Buddhism Set

    (Set) Great World Religions: Buddhism/Buddhism

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,064.70 Starting at $1,064.70 $1,254.70 $1,064.70$1,254.70
  16. (Set) Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World & Great World Religions  Set

    (Set) Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World & Great World Religions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,519.70 Starting at $1,519.70 $1,519.70 $1,519.70$1,519.70
    Explore the breathtaking varieties of the religious experience in these two illuminating courses. Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World takes you back to ancient history and reveals how various civilizations coped with the mysteries of life in their own unique ways. Then, penetrate the rich spiritual heart of the world's five great faiths—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism—in...
  17. (Set) St. Augustine's  Confessions  & Early Christianity  Set

    (Set) St. Augustine's Confessions & Early Christianity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  18. (Set) Peoples and Cultures of the World & Great World Religions  Set

    (Set) Peoples and Cultures of the World & Great World Religions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,254.70 Starting at $1,254.70 $1,254.70 $1,254.70$1,254.70
    Discover a wealth of fascinating information about human societies and their belief systems. Peoples and Cultures of the World shows you how cultural anthropology helps us understand the world's diverse societies. Then, explore the intricate belief systems of some of these societies in Great World Religions, 2nd Edition, which takes you inside the heart of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
  19. (Set) Apostle Paul & Great Figures of New Testament Set

    (Set) Apostle Paul & Great Figures of New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $219.90 $219.90$219.90
  20. (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature & Story of the Bible  Set on sale

    (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $549.90 Starting at $60.00 $629.90 $60.00$629.90