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Junius Johnson works in historical and systematic theology, with special interests in beauty and the imagination, trinitarian theology, Christology, metaphysics, and the Eucharist. He is also especially interested in the Medieval period, and in the works of St. Bonaventure and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

He holds a BA from Oral Roberts University, an MAR form Yale Divinity School, and an MA, two MPhils, and a PhD from Yale University. He studied Latin with Fr. Reginald Foster at the Vatican.

He is the author of Christ and Analogy: The Christocentric Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar (Fortress Press, 2010), Patristic and Medieval Atonement Theory: A Guide to Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Bonaventure on the Eucharist: Commentary on the Sentences, Book IV, dist. 8-13 (Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations, 2017), and the forthcoming The Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty (Baker Academic, September, 2020).