Lee A. Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
325B Brewster
Phone: (252) 737-4305
Email: johnsonle@ecu.edu
Mailing Address:
Brewster 325-B
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Dr. Lee A. Johnson earned the PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. Her undergraduate degree is from Kansas State University. She joined the ECU faculty in 2010. Dr. Johnson's specialty is Pauline Literature.

Recent Articles

“Paul’s Letters as Artifacts: The Value of the Written Text among Non-Literate People,” Biblical Theology Bulletin [forthcoming spring 2016].
“Supersessionism as ‘Narrative into Problem’ for New Testament Introductory Courses,” Pp. 181-96 in Teaching the Bible in the Liberal Arts Classroom, Volume 2, eds. Glenn Holland and Jane Webster.  Sheffield, England: Sheffield Phoenix Press [forthcoming fall 2015].
“Performance in Corinth: Envisioning Paul’s Successful Letter of Tears,” Perspectives in Religious Studies: Journal of the NABPR 42/1 (Spring 2015): 43-59.
“Return of the Corporeal Battle:  How Second Century Christology Struggles Inform the Transhumanism Debate.”  Pp. 273-89 in Religion and Transhumanism: The Unknown Future of Human Enhancement, eds. Calvin Mercer and Tracy Trothen.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 2014.
“Social Stratification.” Biblical Theology Bulletin: Journal of Bible and Culture 43/3 (2013): 155-168.
“Women and Glossolalia in Pauline Communities:  The Relationship between Pneumatic Gifts and Authority,” Biblical Interpretation 21/2 (2013): 196-214.
“Lilies Do Not Spin: A Challenge to Female Honor,” co-authored with Robert C. Tannehill, New Testament Studies 56/4 (2010): 475-90.
“In Search of the Voice of Women in the Churches:  Revisiting the Command to Silence Women in 1 Cor 14:34-35.” Pp. 135-54 in Women in the Biblical World:  A Survey of Old and New Testament Perspectives, ed. Elizabeth McCabe.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009.
“Paul’s Epistolary Presence in Corinth: A New Look at Funk’s Apostolic Parousia.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 68 (July 2006): 481-501.


Paul as Letter Writer in a Non-Literate Culture
Paul and Women
Oral Transmission of the Gospel
Performance Criticism and Biblical Interpretation

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