Prof. Johnson’s research interests include Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James.
The Theology of Paul; Sexuality in the Bible.
“Sharing Possessions: What Faith Demands, 2nd ed.” (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2010)
“Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity” (Yale University Press, 2009)
Hebrews: A Commentary (Westminster John Knox Press 2006)
Brother of Jesus: Friend of God (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2004)
The First and Second Letters to Timothy (Yale Universtiy Press 2001)
Living Jesus: Learning the Heart of the Gospels (Harper One, 1999)
Reading Romans: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Crossroads Press, 1997)
A Commentary on the Gospel of Luke (Liturgical Press, 1991)
The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation (Augsburg Fortress, 1988)
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