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Robert K. Johnston

Senior Professor of Theology and Culture

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

AB, Stanford UniversityBD, Fuller Theological SeminaryPhD, Duke University

Courses Taught

ST501: Systematic Theology 1: Theology and AnthropologyST502: Systematic Theology 2: Christology and SoteriologyTC521: Theology and Contemporary LiteratureTC530: Theology and FilmTC849/549: A Theology of General RevelationTC864/564: A Theology of Beauty

Campus Affiliations

Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the ArtsReel SpiritualityCenter for Advanced Theological Studies

Areas of Expertise

Theology/religion and the arts, theology and film, the church and the entertainment industry, theology and the contemporary novel, general revelation, theological hermeneutics, a theology of beauty, the nature of the human, evangelicalism, Old Testament w

“We need a hermeneutic that includes not only Scripture and the tradition of the church but also cultural receptivity and human experience. . . . Not only can Scripture provide an interpretive grid for our experiences, but our experiences can also become


Dr. Johnston, in his book God’s Wider Presence: Reconsidering General Revelation. Explore more voices on the topic of theology and popular culture.


Robert Johnston joined the faculty of Fuller in 1993, serving as provost until 1995, and now serving as professor of theology and culture. He brought with him 20 years of teaching, ecclesial, and academic administrative experience, including 11 years as d

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