Search Target

Douglas FitzHenry JonesDoug Jones

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Judaic Studies
Coordinator, Religious Studies Program

Office: LT 1314
Phone: 607-777-6140


"As a historian of religious traditions, I am interested in the way in which minority Christian movements communicate with the outside world. While my research focuses on religious dissent in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, I also study the shifting meanings of religious radicalism, the history of biblical interpretation, and theories and methods in the study of religion. My work has appeared in 'The Journal of Religion and Theater,' 'Nova Religio,' 'Sixteenth Century Journal,' and 'Church History.' Currently, I am working on a book dealing with confessional narratives given under duress in the early-modern period."

Educational Background
  • Ph.D., The University of Iowa
  • M.A., The University of Chicago
Courses Regularly Taught
  • Religions of the World
  • The Bible & Its Interpretation
  • Radical Religious Movements
  • Christianity
Current Research Interests
  • European Reformation, 16th and 17th Century England, Religious Dissent, Methods in the Study of Religion
  • Reception of foundational or orthodox religious texts by supposedly radical Christian groups
  • Sixteenth-century debates over Protestant biblical interpretation
  • New religious movements in twentieth-century America
  • Read more here

← Back to Judaic Studies People

Last Updated: 6/21/18