Graduate Theological Union

Jay Johnson

Jay JohnsonPacific School of Religion
Senior Director, Academic Research & Resources
PSR’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2003

PhD. Graduate Theological Union, 1998
M.Div. Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, 1988
B.A. Wheaton College, 1983

Phone: 510/849-8235

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • American pragmatism and constructive theology
  • Theological anthropology and Christian eschatology
  • Critical social theories and theological method
  • Modern Church History and Theology
  • Religious Leadership and Sexual Ethics

Selected Publications

  • “Sodomy and Gendered Love: Reading Genesis 19 in the Anglican Communion,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible, (with Emma Mason) Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Queer Religion (two volumes), (with Donald Boisvert) Praeger Publishers, 2011.
  • “Peculiar: Falling in (Love) with God,” in Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots, ed., (with Mark D. Jordan and Lisa Isherwood) SCM Press, 2011.
  • “Looking from the Outside In: Social Science and Sexual Identity in Today’s Churches,” Anglican Theological Review, 2008.
  • Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope, Morehouse Publishing, 2005.