Jay McDaniel

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Jay B. McDaniel
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Claremont Graduate University
Occupation Professor of Religion
Employer Hendrix College
Website openhorizons.org

Jay B. McDaniel is an American philosopher and theologian. McDaniel is the Willis Holmes Professor of Religion at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where he also serves as the Director of the Marshall T. Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy. He specializes in Buddhism, Whiteheadian process philosophy and process theology, constructive theology, ecotheology, interfaith dialogue, and spirituality in an age of consumerism. His current interest is "to see how these myriad concerns might unfold in China".[1]

In addition to publishing numerous books and articles, McDaniel is an active voices for process philosophy and theology on social media. He runs a blog called [www.openhorizons.org "Open Horizons"], formerly "Jesus, Jazz, and Buddhism", whose aim is "to offer ideas that might help people create multi-cultural, interfaith communities that are creative, compassionate, participatory, ecologically wise, and spiritually enjoyable".[2] He also created a series of YouTube videos on process thought.[3] He's also a consultant for the China Project of the Center for Process Studies in Claremont, California, and a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Postmodern Development of China.

He earned a B.A. in English literature and Philosophy from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate University.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Dr. Jay McDaniel". Religious Studies Department. Hendrix College. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Jay B. McDaniel. "What in the World is this Website About?". Open Horizons. Retrieved 9 February 2018. 
  3. ^ What is Process Thought? playlist on YouTube