Luke Timothy Johnson is professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Candler School of Theology of Emory University. His research concerns the literary, moral, and religious dimensions of the New Testament, including the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James. He has penned numerous scholarly articles and more than twenty-five books, including Sharing Possessions: What Faith Demands, first published in 1981 with a second edition published in 2011. A former Benedictine monk, Johnson is a lecturer, a member of several editorial and advisory boards, and a senior fellow at Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He holds degrees from Indiana University (MA), Saint Meinrad School of Theology (MDiv), and Yale University (PhD).