William Stacy Johnson holds the Arthur M. Adams Chair of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister and a lawyer, he earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University, his J.D. from Wake Forest University, and his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond.
A frequent speaker in churches, he served for four years as theologian-in-residence of Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas and was the first theologian-in-residence at First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. For five years he worked as a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Theological Task Force on the Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church. He has also served as co-chair of a Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural reasoning group located at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton.
His teaching and writing focuses on constructive theological reflection amid the challenges of a postmodern, post-September 11 world.
Reformed Reader (with John H. Leith) (Westminster John Knox Press, 1993).
H. Richard Niebuhr: Theology, History and Culture: Major Unpublished Writings (Yale University Press, 1996).
The Mystery of God: Karl Barth and the Postmodern Foundations of Theology (Westminster John Knox Press, 1997).