Westar Institute

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Paul Jones

Institutional Affiliation

Emeritus Professor of Religion

Transylvania University


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


Paul H. Jones (Ph.D. Vanderbilt) is Emeritus 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).

• 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

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