Dr. L. Gregory Jones

Dr. L. Gregory Jones is a professor of theology at the Duke Divinity School. He served as the dean of the Divinity School from 1997 to 2010. He is also the Strategic Director of the Laity Lodge Leadership Initiative. Dr. Jones is widely recognized as a scholar on such issues as forgiveness and reconciliation, Christian vocation, and leadership.

He is the author or editor of 16 books, including the acclaimed Embodying Forgiveness, and, most recently, the co-author of Forgiving as We’ve Been Forgiven. He is also the author of Everyday Matters: Intersections of Life and Faith and the co-author of Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry. For 10 years he was co-editor of Modern Theology, a scholarly journal published by Blackwells in Oxford, England, and he currently serves as an associate editor for the journal.

Dr. Jones has traveled extensively, often addressing issues of forgiveness and reconciliation in lectures and sermons. In recent years he has been in South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine, China, India, and South Korea.

He received his PhD in theology from Duke University.