Rev. Dr. James W. Jones holds earned doctorates in both Philosophy of Religion and in Psychology and an Honorary Doctorate in Theology (from the Uppsala University in Sweden). He is Distinguished Professor of Religion and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University in the United States, where he has taught a variety of courses in religion and science for over forty years. He has also taught in Graduate Faculties of Criminal Justice, Medical Humanities, and Theology. He is the author of fifteen books and numerous professional papers and is the editor of several volumes of collected papers, dealing with Religion, Psychology and Science. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has served as program co-chair for the American Academy of Religion and as vice-President of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion. He serves on the editorial boards of several publications.  He is an ordained Priest in the Episcopal Church USA and has maintained a private practice of clinical psychology, specializing in psychophysiology and behavioral medicine. 

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