Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Assistant Professor
UW-Fond du Lac

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac
400 University Drive, C-207
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(920) 929-1179
Office Hours / Schedule 

Fall 2016

REL 101: Introduction to the Study of Religion (TuTh 11:00am-12:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm)

Office hours: TuTh 2:45-3:45pm

Curriculum Vitae 


2010 The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer: Contesting Contemplation, Continuum Advances in Religious Studies (Continuum)

Journal Articles and Essays

2015 The Way of an English Pilgrim: Gerald Palmer's Lifelong Athonite Pilgrimage, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, 30/31(University of Minnesota Press)

2015 Tradition and the Appropriation of the Jesus Prayer, Diogenes' Lantern: The Human Being and the Diversity of Practices, 1. (Познание, Moscow)

2014 ‘He Has Made the Dry Bones Live': Orientalism's Attempted Resuscitation of Eastern Christianity, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 82:3 (Oxford University Press)

2014 ‘Base, but Nevertheless Holy': Lessons in Liminality from Symeon the Holy Fool, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses (Sage Publications)

2012 The Samaritan's Inn: Preliminary Reflections on the Critique of Religion as Therapy, LOGOS: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, 53:3-4 (Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute)

Book Chapters

2015 Eastern Christianity as ‘Survival' and ‘Oriental Other' in the Lectures of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, in Antecedents and Subsequents of Iosif Volotsky: Issues in Eastern Christian Studies 500 Years Later

Conference Proceedings

2014 The ‘Mystical Mundane' in Fr. Nikon of Karoulia's Letters to Gerald Palmer, Papers of the 2013 Sophia Institute Academic Conference (Theotokos Press)

2013 Between Madness and Holiness: Symeon of Emesa and ‘the Pedagogics of Liminality', Studia Patristica, 68 (Peeters)

2012 The Beauty of Nonsense: Apophatic Theology and Byzantine Chant, in Beauty and the Beautiful in Eastern Orthodox Thought and Culture, Papers of the 2011 Sophia Institute Academic Conference (Theotokos Press)

Book Reviews

2015 Sebastian Elsässer, The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era (Oxford University Press, 2014) in Religion (Routledge)

2014 Review of Victor Roudometof, Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformations of a Religious Tradition (Routledge, 2013) in LOGOS: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies (Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute)

2014 Review of Jacalyn Duffin, Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World (Oxford University Press, 2013) in Religion (Routledge)

2013 Review of Torstein Theodor Tollefsen, Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought (Oxford University Press, 2012) in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 81:2 (Oxford University Press)

2013 Review of Priscilla Hunt and Svitlana Kobets (eds.), Holy Foolishness in Russia: New Perspectives (Slavica Publishers, 2012) in The Russian Review (University of Kansas Press)

2012 Review of Veronica della Dora, Imagining Mount Athos: Visions of a Holy Place from Homer to World War II (University of Virginia Press, 2011) in LOGOS: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, 53:3-4 (Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute)

2012 Review of Irina Paert, Spiritual Elders: Charisma and Tradition in Russian Orthodoxy (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010) in Numen: International Review for the History of Religions, 59:2-3 (Brill)

2012 Review of Irina Papkova, The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics (Oxford University Press, 2011) in Religion, 42: 2 (Routledge)

2010 Review of Paul Heelas, Spiritualities of Life: New Age Romanticism and Consumerist Capitalism (Blackwell, 2008)in Reviews in Religion and Theology, 17:1(Wiley- Blackwell)


2009 Ph.D. in Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh

2005 M.Sc. with Distinction in Religious Studies, University of Edinburgh

2003 B.A. in Philosophy, Rhodes College