Paul H. JonesProfessor of Religion
Transylvania University

Paul H. Jones (Ph.D. Vanderbilt) is Professor of Religion at Transylvania University. He has authored several other books, including The Church's Seven Deadly Secrets (2012) and The Structure of Religion: Judaism and Christianity with William J. Leffler (2005).


  • The Church's Seven Deadly Secrets, 2012, Polebridge
  • The Structure of Religion: Judaism and Christianity with William J. Leffler, 2005
  • 500 Illustrations: Stories from Life for Preaching and Teaching with G. Curtis Jones, 1998
  • Christ's Eucharistic Presence: A History of Doctrine, 1994

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Yale University

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omicron Pi Award for Teaching Excellence, Transylvania University, 1998
  • Bingham Award for Excellence in Teaching, Transylvania University, 1997
  • T.A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence, Division of Higher Education, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1997
  • John H. Smith Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
  • Theta Phi Honor Society, Faculty Book Awards in New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Religious Education
  • Three Christian Board of Publication Awards for scholastic excellence, Brite Divinity School