Garrett-Evangelical News

Dr. Anna Johnson Joins the Faculty as Assistant Professor of Reformation History

Anna Johnson CropEVANSTON, Illinois, July 2012 – Garrett-Evangelical is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anna Johnson to Assistant Professor of Reformation History effective July 1, 2012. At their meeting in May, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve Dr. Johnson’s appointment.

Since July 2010, Dr. Johnson has served as the Visiting Professor of Reformation History at Garrett-Evangelical teaching courses on the History of Christian Thought and Practice, Women and the Reformation, and the Theology of Martin Luther. "I've thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Garrett-Evangelical community over the last two years, and I am delighted to be appointed to this long-term position,” said Dr. Johnson. “Garrett-Evangelical has a wonderful tradition of active faith and theological integrity, and I look forward to years of exploring church history here with those who will lead the church of the future."

In her two years at Garrett-Evangelical as a visiting professor, Dr. Johnson has become a valued member of the Garrett-Evangelical community. However, the seminary is excited to welcome her in her new appointment. “Dr. Johnson brings to our community top flight teaching and research gifts,” said President Philip Amerson, “and it is not a surprise that students are eager to study with her. I am pleased Dr. Johnson has accepted her position here.”

Dr. Johnson received her Ph.D. in history from Princeton Theological Seminary, writing her dissertation on "Piety and Polemics: Martin Luther's Reform of Christian Practice, 1518-1520." She holds a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts from St. Olaf College. Dr. Johnson recently co-edited The Reformation as Christianization: Essays on Scott Hendrix's Christianization Thesis, which was released this year. She has also published numerous book chapters, translations, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews. 

Garrett-Evangelical, a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church, was founded in 1853. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 500 students from many denominations and various cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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