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

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74 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Understanding the Bible  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $964.80 Starting at $964.80 $1,139.80 $964.80$1,139.80
  2. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & Old Testament  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & Old Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Is it possible to shape a single picture of Jesus from the accounts of his life given us by the Gospels? Explore this illuminating question and others in Jesus and the Gospels. Then, shed new light on the various meanings of the Hebrew Bible in Old Testament.
  3. (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...
  4. (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...
  5. (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...
  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) 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
  8. (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...
  9. (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...
  10. (Set) Reading Biblical Literature & Story of the Bible Set

    (Set) Reading Biblical Literature & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    Illuminate the remarkable and complicated stories and history of the Bible with this two-course set. Start with looking at the stories of the bible through the lens of literature in Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation. Then, discover a whole new world of biblical scholarship in The Story of the Bible.
  11. (Set) The History of Christianity II & The History of Christianity Set on sale

    (Set) The History of Christianity II & The History of Christianity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $595.00 Starting at $66.90 $759.90 $66.90$759.90
    Unpack the stories of people to understand the how and why of Christian history with this two-course set. Hear the phenomenal story of Christianity’s first 1,500 years, in all its remarkable diversity and complex dimension in The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation. Then, explore contemporary Christianity with The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern...
  12. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $399.90 $399.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.
  13. (Set) Jesus and His Jewish Influences & Jesus and the Gospels Set

    (Set) Jesus and His Jewish Influences & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $644.90 $349.90$644.90
    The figure of Jesus has tantalized both Christians and non-Christians who have sought definitive answers to questions about his words, his acts, and even his very existence. Find answers with this two-course set looking at how Jesus shaped his belief system in Jesus and His Jewish Influences and then explore the puzzling questions about Jesus raised by Jesus and the Gospels.
  14. Great World Religions, 2nd Edition Set on sale

    Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $849.85 Starting at $99.90 $999.75 $99.90$999.75
    Join five top college professors in this all-new version of Great World Religions, an authoritative, informative, and up-to-date survey of the history and nature of the world's five major faiths: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. How are these religions alike? How are they dissimilar? What issues are most meaningful to each religion's adherents? This 60-lecture tour does more than just enhance...