Dr. Aaron Johnson
has a Ph.D. in Classics, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and specializes in the intellectual culture and Greek literature of the later Roman Empire. He has held fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies (Harvard University) and the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago, as well as being a Guest Researcher at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.
Johnson’s publications include three books, entitled, Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica (Oxford University Press, 2006), Religion and Identity in Porphyry of Tyre (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and Eusebius (IB Tauris, 2014).
In addition, he has co-edited a volume, Eusebius of Caesarea: Tradition and Innovations (Center for Hellenic Studies Press/Harvard University Press, 2013), and has written over 20 scholarly articles and many dictionary entries and book reviews. He has been an invited speaker at Keble College, Oxford; the University of Paris, Sorbonne; Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies; Duke University; the University of Tuebingen; and elsewhere.
Aside from reading Greek, Dr. Johnson enjoys skateboarding, playing piano, and hiking. He draws inspiration from the unlikely sources of older punk rock and pre-1991 grunge music and Romantic-era piano music. He finds particular enjoyment teaching Kairos students because of their native curiosity, quirky humor, thoughtful faith commitments, and genuine kindness. Sharing courses with Kairos students who readily engage with complex and often odd literary pieces from Greco-Roman antiquity is an opportunity he does not take for granted.
Johnson teaches the Kairos Foundations of Western Culture course.