The Catholic University of America

 Publications by Charles Jones


The View from Mars Hill: Christianity in the Landscape of World Religions

(Cambridge: Cowley Publications, 2005)

Charles Brewer Jones


Buddhism in Taiwan: Religion and the State, 1660-1990

(University of Hawai'i Press, 1999)

Charles Brewer Jones

Research Articles

  • Charles B. Jones, “Modernization and Traditionalism in Buddhist Almsgiving: The Case of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-chi Association in Taiwan,” in Journal of Global Buddhism 10 (2009): 291 – 319.

  • "Emptiness, Kenosis, History, and Dialogue: The Christian Response to Masao Abe's Notion of 'Dynamic Sunyata' in the Early Years of the Abe-Cobb Buddhist-Christian Dialogue," in Buddhist-Christian Studies vol. 24 (2004), 117-133.

  • "Foundations of Ethics and Practice in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism," in Journal of Buddhist Ethics, vol. 10 (2003), 1-20.

  • "Evil and Suffering in the World's Religions: a Review Essay of Evil and the Response of World Religions," inThe Living Light, 38/4 (summer 2002), 59-67.

  • "Apologetic Strategies in Late Imperial Chinese Pure Land Buddhism," in Journal of Chinese Religions, no. 29 (2001), 69-90.

  • "Toward a Typology of Nien-fo: a Study in Methods of Buddha-Invocation in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism," inPacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies. 3rd series, no. 3 (2001), 219-239.

  • "Buddhism and Marxism in Taiwan: Lin Qiuwu's Religious Socialism and its Legacy in Modern Times," inJournal of Global Buddhism, vol. 1 (2000), 82-111.

  • "Mentally Constructing What Already Exists: The Pure Land Thought of Chan Master Jixing Chewu (1741-1810)," in Journal of the International Society of Buddhist Studies 23/1 (2000), 43-70.

  • "Codes of Monastic Conduct in the Chinese and Japanese Zen Traditions," in The Jurist 60/1 (2000), p. 63-84.

  • "The Necessity of Religious Diversity," in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, vol. 28, fasc. 4 (Dec., 1999), p. 403-417.

  • "Reflections on the Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in its Second Decade: Issues in Theory and Practice," inJournal of Buddhist Ethics 4 (1997), p. 310-320.