Christopher D.L. Johnson is currently Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac. In the past, he has taught as Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Christianity at the University of North Dakota, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Bahamas, and Instructor of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. He has also taught courses with the University of Alabama’s Honors College and New College.

He completed his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2009 where he also was granted an M.Sc. with distinction in Religious Studies in 2005. His dissertation was on the topic of “Authority and Tradition in Contemporary Understandings of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer. Dr. Johnson received his B.A. in Philosophy from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee in 2003.

His primary area of research is in contemporary Eastern Christian identity, practice, and spirituality. Dr. Johnson’s first book was published in late 2010 by Continuum: The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer: Contesting Contemplation. Here is his full C.V.:

 

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