Paul Dafydd Jones

Associate Professor

Gibson Hall, S-233


  • Harvard University: A.M. and Ph.D. 
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg: DAAD Graduate Research Scholar, Wissenschaftlich-Theologisches Seminar 
  • The Divinity School, Harvard University: M.Div. 
  • Oxford University: B.A., M.A. 

Research Interests

Christian theology and philosophy of religion in the modern West. Special interests in:

  • Protestant thought (particularly Karl Barth)
  • Christology
  • Atonement
  • The doctrine of God
  • Political, liberationist, and constructive theology


  • COLA 1500: The Meaning of Love
  • RELC 2057: Christian Theologies of Liberation
  • RELC 2360: Elements of Christian Thought
  • RELC 3009: Protestant Theology
  • RELC 3685: Christianity, Gender, and Sexuality               
  • RELC 5141: The Theology of John Calvin
  • RELC5976: The Theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • RELC 5445: The Atonement in Christian Thought
  • RELG 5559: Hegel, Materialism, and Theology
  • RELC 5559: Freedom: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives
  • RELC 5980: The Theology of Karl Barth
  • RELG 7360: Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion

Selected Publications 

  • Patience: A Theological Exploration (book-length project)
  • Paul Dafydd Jones and Paul T. Nimmo, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth. Under contract with Oxford University Press. Forthcoming in 2016/17.
  • Paul Dafydd Jones and Grace Y. Kao, eds. Liberation Theology, in the Shapers of Modern Theology series. Under contract with Fortress Press. Forthcoming in 2018.
  • The Humanity of Christ: Christology in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics (London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2008). Paperback published in 2011
  • ‘The Riddle of Gethsemane,’ for Daniel Migliore (ed.), Karl Barth and the Gospels (Eerdmans, forthcoming in 2016; in preparation)
  • ‘Karl Barth’s The Christian Life and the task of political theology,’ in Markus Höfner (ed.), Theo-Politics? Conversing with Barth in Western and Asian Contexts (Fortress, forthcoming)
  • ‘On the “loving mutations” of God, Sexuality, and the Self,’ Syndicate Theology ( (forthcoming)
  • ‘The Fury of Love: Calvin on the Atonement,’ in Adam Johnson (ed.), T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement (T&T Clark, forthcoming)
  • ‘Karl Barth,’ in Shaun Casey and Michael Kessler (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Political Theology (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
  • ‘A Cheerful Unease: Theology and Religious Studies,’ in Elizabeth Alexander and Beth Berkowitz (eds), Religious Studies and Rabbinics (forthcoming)

Selected Awards and Grants

  • Early Career Scholar, The Enhancing Life Project (John Templeton Foundation/The University of Chicago/Ruhr Universität Bochum). For information, see
  • Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Residential Fellow (Spring 2016)
  • John Casteen III Fellowship in Ethics
  • The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise
  • Mead Honored Faculty
  • Residential Member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey (Spring 2010)