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JOHNSON James Turner AB, BD, MA, PhD
American political scientist and academic
Professor of Religion and Associate Member of the Graduate Department of Political Science, Rutgers University

Family: married Pamela B. Johnson 1969; two children

Education: AB, Brown University 1960; BD, Vanderbilt University (Divinity School) 1963; MA, Princeton University 1967; PhD, Princeton University 1968

Career: James Turner Johnson is Professor of Religion and Associate Member of the Graduate Department of Political Science at Rutgers University, where he has been on the faculty since 1969. His research and teaching have focused principally on the historical development and application of moral traditions related to war, peace, and the practice of statecraft. Professor 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. He is a Trustee, Editorial Board member and former General Editor of The Journal of Religious 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 US and abroad. He is co-editor of the Journal of Military Ethics (see url below).

Publications include: A Society Ordained by God: English Puritan Marriage Doctrine in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century 1970, Love and Society: Essays in the Ethics of Paul Ramsey (co-editor) 1974, Ideology, Reason, and the Limitation of War 1975, Just War Tradition and the Restraint of War: A Moral and Historical Inquiry 1981, Can Modern War Be Just? 1984, The Bible in American Law, Politics, and Political Rhetoric (editor and author of Introduction) 1985, The Quest for Peace: Three Moral Traditions in Western Cultural History 1987, Cross, Crescent, and Sword: The Justification and Limitation of War in Western and Islamic Tradition (co-editor) 1990, Just War and Jihad: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on War and Peace in Western and Islamic Traditions (co-editor) 1991, Just War and the Gulf War (co-author) 1991, The Just War Idea and the Ethics of Intervention (monograph; The Joseph A. Reich, Sr Distinguished Lecture on War, Morality and the Military Profession) 1993, Beyond Confrontation: Learning Conflict Resolution in the Post-Cold War Era (co-editor) 1995, The Holy War Idea in Western and Islamic Tradition 1997, Morality and Contemporary Warfare 1999; numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals

Contact details: Address: Loree, Room 102, Douglass, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA; Tel: +1 732-932-9637; Fax: +1 732-932-1271; Email: [email protected] ; Website: ; Website: .

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