Maxwell E. Johnson

Professor of Liturgical Studies

Disciplines: Theology


Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

Professional Biography

The Rev. Dr. Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of Theology (Liturgical Studies) and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author or editor of 25 books and of more than 90 articles and essays, he is also a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy, and serves as an editorial consultant for Worship, and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Ecclesia Orans.

Representative Publications, Performances, and Creative Work

Lectures on the Christian Sacraments ascribed to St. Cyril of Jerusalem. Greek Text, Translation, and Introduction. Popular Patristic Series, 57. Crestwood, NJ: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2017.

The Church in Act: Lutheran Liturgical Theology in Ecumenical Conversation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. 2015.

Praying and Believing in Early Christianity: The Interplay Between Christian Worship and Doctrine. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, Michael Glazier, 2013.

The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation, revised and expanded edition (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, Pueblo, 2007.

With Paul F. Bradshaw and L. Edward Phillips, The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary, Hermeneia Commentary Series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.

Phone: (574) 631-4118
Office: 432 Malloy Hall

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