Alan Johnson is Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Christian Ethics, Wheaton College, Adjunct Professor of Christian ethics, Wheaton Graduate School and Emeritus Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE) at Wheaton College.
Prior to joining the Wheaton faculty in 1969, Dr. Johnson served as an instructor in Hebrew at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He also taught biblical studies and theology for five years at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
He received the B.S. from Bryan College and the Th.M. and ThD. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a post-graduate fellow at Duke University, is a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Cambridge University (1999–) and at Green College, Oxford University (1993–).
Dr. Johnson is the author of commentaries on Paul’s letter to the Romans (2000) and
1 Corinthians (2004).. He has also authored a commentary on the “Book of Revelation” in the Expositor’s Bible (rvsd. 2004). He has written with Robert Webber, What Christians Believe, A Biblical and Historical Summary of Christian Belief (1989). Dr. Johnson is the General editor of How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership, Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals (2010). He has written numerous scholarly articles for periodicals, reference works, chapters in books and reviews. He has contributed articles to Baker’s Dictionary of Christian Ethics, Baker’s Encyclopedia of Theology and the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible. He was Hebrew consultant for Zondervan’s Amplified Old Testament, contributor and assistant editor for the Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia, a final editor for both the New Century Version of the Bible and the New International Version Study Bible. Dr. Johnson co-edited Tensions in Contemporary Theology.
From 1972 to 1979 Dr. Johnson was founder and director of Wheaton in the Holy Lands, an academic program of study in Israel, Greece, and Italy. From 1989–1999 he served as a founding member and director of the Wheaton College’s Center for Applied Christian Ethics.
He has served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He holds active membership in the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Christian Ethics.