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) Biblical Wisdom Literature & Story of the Bible  Set

    (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  2. (Set)  The History of Christianity & The Catholic Church Set

    (Set) The History of Christianity & The Catholic Church

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
  3. (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.
  4. (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & The Story of the Bible  Set

    (Set) Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam & The Story of the Bible

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Join expert religious scholar and award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson as he explores two intriguing corners of religious history. Learn how mysticism forms a crucial—yet often overlooked—part of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In The Story of the Bible, Professor Johnson illuminates the remarkable and complicated process by which this...
  5. (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.
  6. (Set) The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation & Jesus and the Gospels   Set

    (Set) The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation & Jesus and the Gospels

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    One-third of humanity now affiliates in some way with Christianity. But who was Jesus? And how did the religion get where it is today? You'll find out in this enthralling two-title set that starts with The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation, a course that tells the phenomenal story of the faith's first 1,500 years, in all its remarkable diversity and complex dimension. Then,...
  7. (Set) Comparative Religion; Great World Religions, 2nd Edition; & Introduction to the Study of Religion  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,509.65 Starting at $1,509.65 $1,509.65 $1,509.65$1,509.65
    Travel deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world with this three-course introduction to the profound nature of faith. First, explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways. Then, investigate the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism in Great...
  8. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Get two unforgettable looks at Christianity that provide unique insights into the faith. In Jesus and the Gospels, award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson explores how biblical representations of Jesus have shaped both Christianity and Western culture. He then takes you into the heart of the early Christian religious experience in Early Christianity, and answers riveting questions on how modern Christianity...
  9. (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $253.00 Starting at $61.90 $61.90 $61.90$61.90

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  10. (Set)  The Great Ideas of Humankind Set

    (Set) The Great Ideas of Humankind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $3,754.40 Starting at $3,754.40 $3,754.40 $3,754.40$3,754.40
  11. (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
  12. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels/From Jesus to Constantine  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels/From Jesus to Constantine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  13. (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
  14. (Set) Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,064.70 Starting at $1,064.70 $1,254.70 $1,064.70$1,254.70
    Get a comprehensive knowledge of the world's religions in this intriguing two-course set. In Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know, learn the basic teachings, symbols, practices, founders, institutions, and values of the world's religious traditions. And in Great World Religions, 2nd Edition, explore the teachings, culture, and influence on civilization of the world's five...
  15. (Set) Holy Land Revealed & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) Holy Land Revealed & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Join two engaging religion scholars and award-winning professors as they reveal astounding new insights to your understanding of the history of the Holy Land and the life of Jesus. The Holy Land Revealed is your chance to get up close and personal with ruins, artifacts, murals, documents, and other long-buried objects that will take you deep beneath the pages of the Bible. Jesus and the Gospels examines the...
  16. (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...
  17. (Set) The Catholic Church: A History & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) The Catholic Church: A History & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Delve into two essential aspects of Christianity with this two-course set delivered by two of our most popular religion scholars and professors. First, investigate the vast and fascinating history of one of the most influential institutions in the world with The Catholic Church: A History. Then, attempt to shape a single picture of Jesus from the various accounts of his life given in the Gospels in the 36 lectures...
  18. (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...
  19. (Set) Comparative Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Comparative 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
    Master the beliefs, practices, and importance of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Comparative Religion is your chance to grasp how these five great religions address the same core issues in parallel and different ways. Great World Religions, 2nd Edition, is an encyclopedic examination of the vibrant heart of each of these five faiths.
  20. (Set) History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon/Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine  Set

    (Set) History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon/Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90