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Johnson, Luke Timothy

Works: 142 works in 402 publications in 1 language and 17,768 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Introductions  History  Sacred books 
Roles: Teacher, Other, Editor
Classifications: BS192.2.A1 1964, 232.09045
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Publications about Luke Timothy Johnson
Publications by Luke Timothy Johnson
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The writings of the New Testament : an interpretation by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
40 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 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 )
15 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in English and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
Johnson challenges the controversial findings of the Jesus Seminar, which attributed only a small percentage of the total text said to be spoken by Jesus in the traditional Gospels to the real historical man. By using critical Biblical scholarship to study the group's findings in comparison to the Gospels, Johnson states that the meaning and spirit of the Gospel's words are as valid as citing spoken language
Septuagintal midrash in the speeches of Acts by Luke Timothy Johnson( file )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
The letter of James : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 960 libraries worldwide
The Letter of James is one of the most significant, yet generally overlooked, New Testament books. Because Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation, disliked this letter for its emphasis on good deeds, the book has come to be viewed as being in opposition to Paul's letters, which emphasize faith in God. To correct these and other misperceptions about James, Luke Timothy Johnson embarks on an unprecedented history of the interpretation of this pivotal letter, highlighting the vast appreciation for James over the centuries. Johnson boldly identifies the first-century author 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 help illuminate the original meaning of the letter. Johnson's sensitivity to both the biblical text and the sensibilities of the modern reader, coupled with his convincing scholarly presentation, set this apart as one of the premier commentaries on James for present and future generations
The first and second letters to Timothy : a new translation with introduction and commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 880 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 2013 in English and held by 766 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 )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 699 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 )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
The Acts of the Apostles by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 636 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 582 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
The Jesus controversy : perspectives in conflict by John Dominic Crossan( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 475 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."--BOOK JACKET
Reading Romans : a literary and theological commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Great world religions Christianity by Luke Timothy Johnson( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 420 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. Explains why the central figures, elements, and creeds of Christianity are hard to fathom yet give Christianity its distinctive character. Covers topics such as Christianity's birth and expansion across the Mediterranean world, the development of its doctrine, its assertion that Jesus was both a man and God, its transformation upon becoming Rome's imperial religion, its many and deep connections to Western culture, and the tensions in Christianity today
The literary function of possessions in Luke-Acts by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
The New Testament : a very short introduction by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Sharing possessions : mandate and symbol of faith by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
With special reference to Luke and Acts
Hebrews : a commentary by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Letters to Paul's delegates : 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
The future of Catholic biblical scholarship : a constructive conversation by Luke Timothy Johnson( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 341 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-
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