Professor Charles B. Jones, Ph.D.

Professor Charles B. Jones
  • The Catholic University of America
  • University of Virginia
I find it very useful to keep in mind both the theological attitude and the religious studies attitude, because the creative tension between the two, keeps them in check and in balance.

Dr. Charles B. Jones is Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. He earned his Ph.D. in History of Religions from the University of Virginia. Professor Jones has focused his teaching and research on Chinese Buddhism, theories and methodologies of religious studies, and interfaith relations. Previously, he taught at Carleton College and was a visiting professor at Virginia Theological Seminary. Professor Jones has lectured and presented seminars as an invited guest at Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, the Academia Sinica and Chengchi University in Taipei, and Harvard University's Buddhist Studies Forum. In 2004 he was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant and visited Taiwan to pursue research on Chinese Buddhism and deliver lectures and seminars. Professor Jones is the author of several books on East Asian religions and interfaith dialogues, including Buddhism in Taiwan: Religion and the State, 1660ñ1990 and The View from Mars Hill: Christianity in the Landscape of World Religions. His current research interest centers on the Pure Land School in late imperial China.

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  1. Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Charles B. Jones
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    Whether one acts as an individual, a local community member, or part of a broader fellowship of believers, the approach to religion remains the same: viewing religion and religious life from the inside. What changes, however, when the approach to religion comes from the outside? How do scholars study the ways the religious experience is felt, shared, and communicated? How do they explain how this extraordinarily...
  2. (Set) Introduction to the Study of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Introduction to the Study of Religion & Great World Religions, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,449.70 Starting at $1,449.70 $1,449.70 $1,449.70$1,449.70
  3. (Set) Introduction to the Study of Religion & Introduction to Judaism  Set

    (Set) Introduction to the Study of Religion & Introduction to Judaism

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $599.90 $599.90$599.90
    How do scholars study the ways the religious experience is felt, shared, and communicated? How do they explain how this extraordinarily powerful force can define and shape the communities it creates? You find the answers with Professor Charles B. Jones as he offers a vibrant look at this discipline in Introduction to the Study of Religion. Next, in 24 intriguing lectures, join Professor Shai Cherry as he explores...
  4. (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses Set

    (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $3,079.45 Starting at $3,079.45 $3,079.45 $3,079.45$3,079.45
    This in-depth course set takes you deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world and illuminates your understanding of five major faiths. Introduction to the Study of Religion provides a vibrant first look at the discipline known as religious studies, while Great World Religions, 2nd Edition investigates the history and nature of the world's five major faiths: Judaism, Christianity,...
  5. (Set) Comparative Religion; Great World Religions, 2nd Edition; & Introduction to the Study of Religion  Set

    (Set) Comparative Religion; Great World Religions, 2nd Edition; & Introduction to the Study of Religion

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,749.65 Starting at $1,749.65 $1,749.65 $1,749.65$1,749.65
    Travel deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world with this three-course introduction to the profound nature of faith. First, explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues in parallel and different ways. Then, investigate the history and nature of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism in Great...