James Turner Johnson

Distinguished Professor of Religion, Rutgers University

James Turner Johnson is the Distinguished Professor of Religion and Associate of the Graduate Program in Political Science at Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey, where he has been on the faculty since 1969.  His research and teaching have focused principally on the historical development and application of the Western and Islamic moral traditions related to war, peace, and the practice of statecraft. Johnson has received Rockefeller, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and various other research grants and has directed two NEH summer seminars for college teachers. His most recent book, Sovereignty: Moral and Historical Perspectives, was published by Georgetown University Press in spring 2014, and a co-edited book, The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics, is due from Ashgate Press in February 2015. Johnson is a Trustee, Editorial Board member, and former General Editor of the Journal of Religious Ethics, founding Co-Editor of the Journal of Military Ethics, and a member of professional societies in the fields of religion and political science. He has lectured to academic, military, and general audiences in the United States and abroad.  Johnson received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1968.