Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor Luke Timothy Johnson
  • Emory University
  • Yale University
I strive to make philosophy accessible and lovable to everyone. If everyone embraced philosophy, the world would be a much better place.

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 & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,169.70 Starting at $1,169.70 $1,374.70 $1,169.70$1,374.70
    Embark on a grand journey through the nature of religious experience as it is lived and felt around the world with this two-course set. Start with a detailed look at the mystical aspects of the three Abrahamic faiths with Mystical Traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Then, in the 60 lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition, get an insider's look at Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism...
  2. (Set) The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation & History of Christian Theology   Set

    (Set) The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation & History of Christian Theology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Discover the rich past behind Christianity with this enlightening two-title set. In The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation, you'll learn the phenomenal story of Christianity's first 1,500 years, in all its remarkable diversity and complex dimension. And in The History of Christian Theology, you'll look at the power of Christianity as both an intellectual discipline and a...
  3. (Set) Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine/Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine/Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,254.70 Starting at $1,254.70 $1,254.70 $1,254.70$1,254.70
  4. (Set) Early Christianity/Apostle Paul  Set

    (Set) Early Christianity/Apostle Paul

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $219.90 $219.90$219.90
  5. (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Great World Religions  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Egypt & Great World Religions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,289.70 Starting at $1,289.70 $1,519.70 $1,289.70$1,519.70
    In History of Ancient Egypt, award-winning Professor Bob Brier guides you through the full 3,000 years of recorded ancient Egyptian history. Then, venture into the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in the 60 enjoyable and informative lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition.
  6. (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 $523.00 Starting at $53.90 $629.90 $53.90$629.90
  7. (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
  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)  The History of Christianity & The Cathedral Set

    (Set) The History of Christianity & The Cathedral

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  10. (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.
  11. (Set) Introduction to the Study of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Introduction to the Study of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,254.70 Starting at $1,254.70 $1,254.70 $1,254.70$1,254.70
  12. (Set) Early Christianity/Lost Christianities Set

    (Set) Early Christianity/Lost Christianities

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  13. (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Philosophy of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,374.70 Starting at $1,374.70 $1,374.70 $1,374.70$1,374.70
    Approach religion from a spiritual and philosophical perspective in this two-course set delivered by a team of expert religion scholars. First, investigate the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism in Great World Religions, 2nd Edition. Next, explore piercing questions about divine existence with the tools of epistemology—the branch of philosophy that concerns itself with...
  14. (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & Story of the Bible  Set

    (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Uncover the stories behind two of the most important documents in religious history with this illuminating course set. Start with The Dead Sea Scrolls, a comprehensive introduction to the archaeological documents that have irrevocably altered how we look at and understand the foundations of faith. Next, in The Story of the Bible, learn about the many forms the Bible has taken; the ways history, scholarship, and...
  15. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels; Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Story of the Bible; & Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels; Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Story of the Bible; & Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $659.80 Starting at $659.80 $1,259.80 $659.80$1,259.80
    Discover why award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson is one of our most popular teachers with these four courses that illustrate his fascinating approach to critical issues of faith: Jesus and the Gospels; Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; The Story of the Bible; and Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine.
  16. (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
  17. (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...
  18. (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
  19. (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
  20. (Set) Great World Religions, 2nd Edition & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Great World Religions, 2nd Edition & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,064.70 Starting at $1,064.70 $1,254.70 $1,064.70$1,254.70
    Explore the history and nature of faith as it's practiced around the world. The 60 enjoyable and informative lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition give you an insider's look at Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. New Testament draws on modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis to trace the history of the New Testament and the early...