Jeffery D. Long (born 1969) is a religious studies scholar who works on the religions and philosophies of India, particularly Hinduism and Jainism. He is a professor of religion and Asian studies at Elizabethtown College.

Education and career

Long graduated with a BA from the University of Notre Dame in 1991.[1] During his time at Notre Dame, he converted from Catholicism to Hinduism, as later informed his work.[2] He received his MA and PhD at the University of Chicago Divinity School in 1993 and 2000, respectively.[1] His PhD thesis was titled Plurality and Relativity: Whitehead, Jainism, and the Reconstruction of Religious Pluralism.[3] He began work at Elizabethtown College in 2000.[4]

Long has authored four books on Hinduism and Jainism. He was a consultant to the Hindu American Foundation during its lawsuit against the California Board of Education.[5][6]



  1. ^ a b "Elizabethtown College -Directory". Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Long, Jeffery D. (January 23, 2007). "Introduction". A Vision for Hinduism: Beyond Hindu Nationalism. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9781845112738 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Long, Jeffery D. (2000). Plurality and relativity: Whitehead, Jainism, and the reconstruction of religious pluralism (PhD thesis). University of Chicago.
  4. ^ "Know Thy Neighbor: Cultivating a Community of Respect (talk announcement)". Township of Derry, Hershey PA. March 19, 2018. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  5. ^ "2017 Surjit Singh Lecture (announcement)". Graduate Theological Union. February 22, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "California textbook controversy over Hindu history". Archived from the original on October 18, 2006.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ Gough, Ellen (March 2010). Religious Studies Review. 36 (1): 97. doi:10.1111/j.1748-0922.2010.01412_4.x.((cite journal)): CS1 maint: untitled periodical (link)