Dr. Junius Johnson

Educator, Author

On Teaching Fairy Stories by Junius Johnson Junius Johnson is an independent scholar, teacher, musician, and writer. He is the executive director of Junius Johnson Academics, through which he offers innovative classes for both children and adults that aim to marry the sense of wonder with intellectual rigor. An avid devotee of story, he is especially drawn to fantasy, science fiction, and young adult novels. He performs professionally on the french horn and electric bass. He holds a BA from Oral Roberts University (English Lit), an MAR from Yale Divinity School (Historical Theology), and an MA, two MPhils, and a PhD (Philosophical Theology) from Yale University. He is the author of five books, including The Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty and a book version of his course with ClassicalU, On Teaching Fairy Stories (including a forward by Louis Markos and an additional chapter of content from author). An engaging speaker and teacher, he is a frequent guest contributor to blogs and podcasts on faith and culture, and is a member of The Cultivating Project. To learn more, see Junius Johnson’s book The Father of Lights as well as his live courses The Father of Lights and Wisdom of Possibility.