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Johnson, Luke Timothy

Works: 153 works in 550 publications in 2 languages and 20,603 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Reference works  History  Introductions  Biography 
Roles: Author, Teacher, Other, Translator, Editor
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The writings of the New Testament : an interpretation by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
48 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
The completely revised and updated version of Johnson's very successful introduction to the New Testament (1999) is now available with a CD-ROM that contains the entire original text with copious searching and researching features, plus hyper-links to the NRSV. This book serves as an introduction to the writings of the New Testament (NT). Its subject is a set of writings ordinarily found with another collection in the large anthology called the Bible. These writings came to birth in a specific time and place and were generated by specific causes. It may seem odd to think of the "birth" of literature, but the word is a reminder that what the reader now meets as an ancient text began as a living expression of living experience, and entered the world with a still visible parentage. - Publisher
The real Jesus : the misguided quest for the historical Jesus and the truth of the traditional Gospels by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
17 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in English and held by 1,378 libraries worldwide
"Powerfully challenging the scholarship of the media-hungry Jesus Seminar, respected New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson argues that Christian faith is founded not upon a historical Jesus that scholarship can reconstruct, but on the resurrected Jesus proclaimed by the New Testament and Christian tradition. He states, "The real Jesus is not simply a figure of the past but very much and above all a figure of the present." Provocative and timely, The Real Jesus exposes the fundamentally misguided quest for the historical Jesus by the Jesus Seminaractually a small group of mostly marginal scholars - and by such scholars as John Dominic Crossan, Burton Mack, and Marcus Borg."--Jacket
The letter of James : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
27 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, letters of the New Testament. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked the book of James for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed in opposition to Paul's letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misperceptions about James, Scripture scholar Luke Timothy Johnson embarks on a thorough history of the interpretation of this pivotal letter, which highlights the vast appreciation for James over the centuries. With respect to the question of who wrote the letter of James, Johnson boldly identifies the writer as none other than James, the brother of Jesus Christ. While modern skepticism casts doubt on this conclusion, early textual witnesses, as well as saints and scholars throughout the centuries, corroborate Johnson's position. A thorough examination of the original language texts and an explanation of the literary context of James helps illuminate the original meaning of the letter. In addition, Johnson offers the general reader insights into the letter's relevance for today
The first and second letters to Timothy : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
"The letters of Paul to Timothy, one of his favorite delegates, often make for difficult reading in today's world. They contain much that make modern readers uncomfortable, and much that is controversial, including pronouncements on the place of women in the Church and on homosexuality, as well as polemics against the so-called "false teachers." They have also been a source of questions within the scholarly community, where the prevailing opinion since the nineteenth century is that someone else wrote the letters and signed Paul's name in order to give them greater authority." "Using the best of modern and ancient scholarship, Luke Timothy Johnson provides clear, accessible commentary that will help lay readers navigate the letters and better understand their place within the context of Paul's teachings. Johnson's conclusion that they were indeed written by Paul ensures that this volume, like the other Anchor Bible Commentaries, will attract the attention of theologians and other scholars."--Jacket
The creed : what Christians believe and why it matters by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
This fully accessible exploration of the creed, the list of beliefs central to the Christian faith, delves into its origins and illuminates the contemporary significance of why it still matters. During services in Christian communities, the members of the congregation stand together to recite the creed, professing in unison the beliefs they share. For most Christians, the creed functions as a sort of 'ABC' of what it means to be a Christian and to be part of a worldwide movement. Few people, however, know the source of this litany of beliefs, a topic that is further confused by the fact that there are two different versions: the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed. In The creed, Luke Timothy Johnson, a New Testament scholar and Catholic theologian, clarifies the history of the creed, discussing its evolution from the first decades of the Christian Church to the present day. By connecting the deep theological conflicts of the early Church with the conflicts and questions facing Christians today, Johnson shows that faith is a dynamic process, not based on a static set of rules
Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
"The question of Christianity's relation to the other religions of the world is more pertinent and difficult today than ever before. While Christianity's historical failure to appreciate or actively engage Judaism is notorious, Christianity's even more shoddy record with respect to 'pagan' religions is less understood. Christians have inherited a virtually unanimous theological tradition that thinks of paganism in terms of demonic possession, and of Christian missions as a rescue operation that saves pagans from inherently evil practices. In undertaking this fresh inquiry into early Christianity and Greco-Roman paganism, Luke Timothy Johnson begins with a broad definition of religion as a way of life organized around convictions and experiences concerning ultimate power. In the tradition of William James's Variety of Religious Experience, he identifies four distinct ways of being religious: religion as participation in benefits, as moral transformation, as transcending the world, and as stabilizing the world. Using these criteria as the basis for his exploration of Christianity and paganism, Johnson finds multiple points of similarity in religious sensibility. Christianity's failure to adequately come to grips with its first pagan neighbors, Johnson asserts, inhibits any effort to engage positively with adherents of various world religions. This thoughtful and passionate study should help break down the walls between Christianity and other religious traditions."--Jacket
The Gospel of Luke by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
The Acts of the Apostles by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Living Jesus : learning the heart of the Gospel by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
"For Johnson, the real Jesus is not simply a historical figure - a dead man whose authentic words and deeds can be approached through historical research and textual analysis. Rather, the real Jesus is the resurrected Lord of Christian faith - a living savior who can be encountered in the world today. Being a Christian means learning this living Jesus by "putting on the mind of Christ" and being transformed in his image." "He demonstrates how Jesus is present in the community of the Christian church - and how the church is instrumental in helping us learn Jesus. For Johnson, the Christian traditions that the church embodies - canon, creed, worship, prayer, veneration of saints, charity toward the powerless - are not dilutions of Jesus' message, but essential components of an authentic Christian spirituality."--Jacket
Religious experience in earliest Christianity : a missing dimension in New Testament studies by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Luke Johnson here issues a provocative call for a radically new direction in New Testament studies that can change the way we have viewed the entire phenomenon of early Christianity. Johnson is convinced that the dominant ways of studying early Christianity tend to miss its specifically religious character, because of a disjunction between formal religion and "popular" religion. He proposes in this book, by means of three case studies--baptism, glossolalia, and meals--to show how a more wholistic, phenomenological approach can be made. This makes possible the inclusion of the world of healings and religious power, of ecstay and spirit--in short, the religious experience of real persons in the study of early Christianity. Johnson concludes that there is still much to be learned about early Christianity as a religion, if we can find a way to get at the category of real experience. He maintains that early Christian texts reflect lives that are caught up by and defined by a power not in their control but controlled instead by the crucified and raised Messiah Jesus
The Jesus controversy : perspectives in conflict by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"The current controversy over the historical Jesus and his sginificance for both scholarship and religious belief continues to rage inside and outside the academy. In this volume, three distinguished New Testament scholars debate the historical, textual, and theological problems at the core of the controversy."--Jacket
The New Testament : a very short introduction by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Explains how the Tospels, Acts of the Apostles, and Revelation evolved into the canon of sacred writings for the Christian church, and how they reflect a reinterpretation of the symbolic worlds and societal forces of 1st century Greco-Roman and Jewish life. Includes both positive and critical readings of the New Testament and engages four distinct dimensions of the earliest Christian writings--anthropological, historical, religious, and literary
Great world religions by Luke Timothy Johnson( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of Christianity, the world's largest religion, and discusses why, in addition to being vast and popular, it is also extremely complex and often highly contradictory
Hebrews : a commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 libraries worldwide
"This book offers a thorough and careful commentary on the complicated book of Hebrews, showing its meaning within the context of ancient culture and the theological development of the early church. Written by one of the leading New Testament scholars of the present generation, this commentary offers remarkable insights into this challenging text's Hellenistic, Roman, and Jewish contexts."--BOOK JACKET
Sharing possessions : mandate and symbol of faith by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
With special reference to Luke and Acts
Reading Romans : a literary and theological commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Contested issues in Christian origins and the New Testament : collected essays by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 libraries worldwide
"In a collection of essays spanning some 35 years, Luke Timothy Johnson takes on some of the most contested issues in the study of Christian Origins and the New Testament -- from the historical Jesus and the Jesus of the Gospels, through exegetical studies of Luke-Acts and Paul, to questions pertaining to the development of early Christian history, relations with Judaism, the uses of polemic, sexuality, and law. Johnson's work is characterized by close attention to texts and a concern for methodological rigor. Far from representing scholarly consensus, these essays consistently display independence of judgment, whether concerning the authorship of Paul's disputed letters, the legitimacy of the quest for the historical Jesus, or the toxic character of some early Christian texts."--Publisher's description
Septuagintal midrash in the speeches of Acts by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Johnson, Luke T.
Johnson, Luke T. 1943-
Johnson, Luke T. (Luke Timothy)
Johnson, Luke T. (Luke Timothy), 1943-
Luke Timothy Johnson Amerikaans theoloog
Luke Timothy Johnson amerikanischer katholischer Neutestamentler
Luke Timothy Johnson historiador estadounidense
Luke Timothy Johnson historien américain
Люк Тимоти Джонсон
لوقا جونسون مؤرخ أمريكي
لوک تیموتی جانسون
존슨, 루크 T
존슨, 루크 티모디
존슨, 루크 티모시
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