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Johnson, Luke Timothy 1943-

JOHNSON, Luke Timothy 1943-

PERSONAL: Born November 20, 1943, in Park Falls, WI; son of Merland and Bernice (Teeters) Johnson; married Joy Randazzo, 1974; children: Tiffany. Education: Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA, B.A., 1966; St. Meinrad School of Theology, M.Div., 1970; Indiana University—Bloomington, M.A., 1970; Yale University, Ph.D., 1976.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of Religious Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322-1100.

CAREER: Benedictine monk, 1963-72; ordained Roman Catholic priest, 1968-72; St. Joseph Seminary College, St. Benedict, LA, assistant professor of religion, 1970-71; Yale University, New Haven, CT, assistant professor, 1976-79, associate professor of New Testament, 1979-82; Indiana University—Bloomington, associate professor, 1982-88, professor of New Testament, beginning 1988; Emory University, Atlanta, GA, professor of New Testament.

MEMBER: Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association, Society for Values in Higher Education, Society for New Testament Studies.


The Literary Function of Possessions in Luke-Acts, Scholars Press of Georgia (Atlanta, GA), 1976.

Invitation to the New Testament Epistles III: A Commentary on Colossians, Ephesians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus, with Complete Text from the Jerusalem Bible, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1980.

Sharing Possessions: Mandate and Symbol of Faith, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1981.

Some Hard Blessings: Meditations on the Beatitudes in Matthew, Argus Communications (Allen, TX), 1981.

Luke-Acts: A Story of Prophet and People, Franciscan Herald Press (Chicago, IL), 1981.

Decision-Making in the Church: A Biblical Model, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1983.

The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1986.

1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, John Knox Press (Atlanta, GA), 1987.

Faith's Freedom: A Classic Spirituality for Contemporary Christians, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1990.

The Gospel of Luke, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 1991.

(Editor, with Daniel J. Harrington) The Acts of theApostles, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 1992.

The Letter of James: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1995.

Letters to Paul's Delegates: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy,Titus, Trinity Press International (Valley Forge, PA), 1996.

The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels, HarperSanFrancisco (San Francisco, CA), 1996.

Scripture and Discernment: Decision-Making in theChurch, Abingdon Press (Nashville, TN), 1996.

Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary, Crossroad (New York, NY), 1997.

Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity: A Missing Dimension in New Testament Studies, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 1998.

(With John Dominic Crossan and Werner H. Kelber) The Jesus Controversy: Perspectives in Conflict, Trinity Press International (Harrisburg, PA), 1999.

Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospel, HarperSanFrancisco (San Francisco, CA), 1999.

The First and Second Letters to Timothy: A NewTranslation with Introduction and Commentary, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2000.

The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why It Matters, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2003.



Christian Century, May 20, 1987.

Library Journal, July, 2003, review of The Creed:What Christians Believe and Why It Matters, p. 92.*

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