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Dr. Timothy Johnson

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Description of Research

A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Timothy J. Johnson is the Craig and Audrey Thorn Distinguished Professor of Religion at Flagler College. He received a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He also holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology together with a Diploma in Latin Literature from the Pontifical Gregorian University, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure in Rome, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from St. Louis University.

Dr. Johnson has been a visiting professor in Italy, Germany, and Zambia. He has authored, edited, or translated seven books and published some sixty journal articles, translations, and book reviews in his field. His work has appeared in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. He is Senior Theology Co-Editor for the journal Franciscan Studies and Chair of the Research Advisory Council of the Franciscan Institute at Saint Bonaventure University. Dr. Johnson is currently editing the proceedings of the 2014 Flagler College International Conference “Franciscan Florida in pan-Borderlands Perspective: Adaptation, Negotiation and Resistance” for the Academy of American Franciscan History.

While his primary area of academic expertise is medieval Christian spirituality and theology, Dr. Johnson enjoys teaching courses as diverse as Religion and Film and Contemporary Theological Thought. Whenever possible, he leads study abroad tours for Flagler College students to Italy during the summer semester.