July 20 Lecture: Dr. Samuel Johnson ~ A Shared Throne
Location: The Bartlett Center, Mount St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology
Dr. Samuel Johnson, will be presenting “A Shared Throne: The Sacrament of the Ascension in the Early Christian Imagination” on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM). The event, part of the 2023 Sacred Music Institute Conference, is free and open to the public.
Dr. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology. His research is broadly invested in drawing contemporary New Testament scholarship into dialogue with early Christian scriptural interpretation. He has recently completed a book manuscript on critical reading of the Gospels in early Christianity (The Life of Jesus in Early Christian Commentary: The Gospels in the Writings of Origen of Alexandria) and has begun a second book project on how the New Testament increasingly translates expectations regarding “the end of the ages” into terms of deification (The Second Coming: A History).
He has published on the early Christian reception of the Priestly writings, the relationship between early Christology and the early Jewish wisdom tradition, and the development of Eucharistic praying in late antiquity (appearing in Vigiliae Christianae, Ecclesia Orans, Studia Patristica, and elsewhere). He and his wife and four children live in Cincinnati and are members of St. Gertrude Parish.