Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

Professor | Comparative Studies

(614) 247-6185

475 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd.,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cross-cultural studies of religion
  • Sacred architecture
  • Cultures and religions of Mesoamerica


  • Ph.D., History of Religions, University of Chicago (1989)
  • M.A., Divinity, University of Chicago (1981)
  • B.A., Anthropology and Religious Studies, University of Colorado (1978)
  • B.ENVD., Environmental Design, University of Colorado (1978)

Lindsay Jones has a broad interest in the methods, theories, histories, and topics associated with the cross-cultural study of religion, along with special concerns for sacred architecture and for the cultures and religions of Mesoamerica.

He is author of Twin City Tales: A Hermeneutical Reassessment of Tula and Chíchén Itzá (University Press of Colorado, 1995) and The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture:Experience, Interpretation, Comparison (Harvard University Press, 2000) two volumes; and co-editor with Davíd Carrasco and Scott Sessions of Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage:From Teotihuacan to the Aztecs (University Press of Colorado, 1999); and editor-in-chief for the revised second edition of Mircea Eliade's sixteen-volume Encyclopedia of Religion (Macmillan Reference, 2005).

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