Luke Timothy Johnson to Deliver Payton Lectures
New Testament Scholar will speak on the Corinthians and new creation
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, will be the featured speaker for the School of Theology’s annual Payton Lectures on Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6. Johnson will speak on the topic “Spirit and Body: The Corinthians and the New Creation” from 10:00 to 10:50 a.m. in Travis Auditorium, with a time of response to follow from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Johnson taught New Testament at Yale Divinity School as assistant and then associate professor from 1976 to 1982. He then became professor of New Testament and Christian origins at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, where he continued to teach from 1982 until accepting his present position in 1992. Dr. Johnson has written an introduction to the New Testament entitled The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation, now in its second edition, which is widely used in both colleges and seminaries. In addition, he has written a number of scholarly books, including his recent two-volume commentary on Luke-Acts for the Sacra Pagina series from Liturgical Press (1991 and 1992) and commentaries on James and the Pastorals for the Anchor Bible (1995 and 1999). A Roman Catholic, Dr. Johnson was for a considerable time a Benedictine monk and priest before becoming a biblical scholar. He remains a layperson in the Roman Catholic community.
The Payton Lectures were instituted at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1949 in memory of Dr. and Mrs. John E. Payton, parents of Grace Payton Fuller, the wife of seminary founder Charles E. Fuller. The lectures are sponsored annually by Fuller’s School of Theology. For more information about this year’s lectures, call 626-584-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.