Lampion Conversations: Elliott E. Johnson

In the area of theology, my concentration was in the area of hermeneutics (this served me well also when I was a professor of constitutional law) during my doctoral program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.  I had the privilege of taking a doctoral course away from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where I did my Th.D. This was very important to my growth as a scholar, forcing me to pay special attention to the meaning of textual material, whether it be the Bible, literature, the law, and other works.

In regards to the above, I want to let you know about Elliott E. Johnson, who was an important person in my development in the area of hermeneutics. I have known Dr. Johnson, Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary, for a number of years. During my seven years at LeTourneau College, in Longview, Texas, as a professor of Bible and theology, I had the opportunity, often with the company of my daughter Carrie, to spend pleasant hours with him when I visited Dallas Seminary. He was always gracious and pleasure to talk to. A number of his students desired to produce a book on biblical interpretation, titled The Theory and Practice of Biblical Interpretation, in honor of this wonderful scholar and man of God, which will be released by Lampion Press in early November of this year, edited by Dr. Forrest Weiland, of Veritas Evangelical Seminary, and myself.

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