Maybe you’ve never heard of Johnson University. Until early this year, it went by the name Johnson Bible College. Even by that name, it’s a mystery to most Knoxvillians, though it’s been right here for the last 118 years.
The library, across the way, seems a little careworn. The literature section suggests no obvious censorship, exhibiting several authors who have been banned somewhere for something: Kafka, Mann, Hesse, Wilde, Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Chinua Achebe. Here, the only suggestion that maybe you’re in a Bible school is that there’s a whole lot of C.S. Lewis, maybe five full shelves.