Jeffery D. Long is professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, in Pennsylvania. His graduate degrees are from the University of Chicago Divinity School and his undergraduate degree is from the University of Notre Dame. He also studied for two years at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He is the author of A Vision for Hinduism (2007), Jainism: An Introduction (2009), The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), and the forthcoming Indian Philosophy: An Introduction. His articles have appeared in Prabuddha Bharata, The Journal of Religion, Science and Spirit, and Creative Transformation, among others.
Dr. Long is associated with the Vedanta Society, DĀNAM (the Dharma Academy of North America), and the Hindu American Foundation. A major theme of Long’s work is religious pluralism, a topic he approaches from a perspective informed by the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and which he refers to as a “Hindu process theology.”