Dru Johnson – Human Rites

Episode: This week’s ep features a public talk from OnScript’s Dru Johnson on his recent book Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments  (Eerdmans, 2018). Special thanks to Christ Church Jerusalem who recorded this event, and let us re-post it here. Enjoy! [Note: Dru mistakenly said that proskuneō translates to “pray.” The correct word is proseuchomai]

Speaker:  Dru Johnson (Ph.D., University of St Andrews) is Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at The King’s Collegein New York City and a Research Fellow at the Logos Institute (University of St Andrews, Scotland). His main area of research has focused on the philosophical and intellectual world of biblical literature. He’s also an OnScript co-host!

His most recent books include a forthcoming trade book titled Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments (Eerdmans, 2018); The Universal Story: Genesis 1–11 (Lexham, 2018)Epistemology and Biblical Theology: From the Pentateuch to Mark’s Gospel (Routledge, 2017); and  Knowledge by Ritual: A Biblical Prolegomenon to Sacramental Theology(Eisenbrauns, 2016). See all of his books at Amazon. He is an editor for the Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism monograph series, so you can also send him proposals for monographs!

More at his website: drujohnson.com.

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If you like this episode: Check out our original episode with Dru (before he was a host) on his book Knowledge by Ritual, and Dru’s interview with Jonathan Pennington.


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