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Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
RM 206 G
Morgan Hall
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Oklahoma Baptist University, Bachelor of Arts
Garrett-Evangelical Theol Sem, Master of Theology
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Bergendoff Visiting Fellow, Augustana College 2015-2017

Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College 2014-2015

  • HN 201 D, Seminar Humanities Fine Arts
  • RG 101 A, Intro to Religion
  • RG 101 B, Intro to Religion
  • RG 102 A, World Religions
  • RG 102 B, World Religions
  • RG 103 A, Introduction to the Bible
  • RG 300 A, Special Topics/Religion
  • RG 331 A, Understanding Religion
  • RG 398 A, Senior Thesis Preparation
  • RG 399 A, Senior Thesis
  • WG 399 A, Special Topics
Scholarly Interests/Activities

My research concerns the Hebrew Bible-- nothing more, but also nothing less. That means I study a lot of writing from the ancient world, whether or not it was written by Jews and whether or not it eventually became part of the Bible. Specifically, I focus on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, and the ways that they have impacted the development of (respectively) globalism and nationalism in the modern world.

I am also active in the scholarship of teaching and learning, with publications on backward design and the use of sacred canons in religious studies classes.

Service Interests/Activities

Co-chair of the Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah program unity of the Society of Biblical Literature

Peer Reviewer for publishers of scholarly books on ancient Judaism

Career Accomplishments

Early Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

Certificate of Teaching and Learning 2017-2018

Certificate of Teaching and Learning 2018-2019

Certificate of Inclusive Teaching and Learning 2018-2019

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