Religion professor speaks at German conference
Flagler College professor of religion Timothy J. Johnson recently spoke at a conference in Mainz, Germany entitled “Innovations Through Interpretation and Structures: Monasteries in the Middle Ages Between the World and the Hereafter.”
Johnson presented a paper at the conference organized by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences in Leipzig on “Locus, Analogy and Transcendence: Bacon and Bonaventure on the Franciscan View of the World” which discusses thirteenth century Franciscan theology.
“The organizers invited me due to my previous publications and conference presentations on thirteenth century Franciscan theology,” said Johnson. “While in Mainz I visited the Roman Maritime Museum and the Romanesque Cathedral. I also made it a point to tour the Gutenberg Museum and view the Marc Chagall windows in the Church of Saint Stephen.”
Johnson’s research on the topic will be published in a forthcoming book in Germany.
A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Johnson holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Johnson is also the author of five books on Saint Bonaventure and Medieval Franciscans. His work has been published in various journals across North America and Europe.