Senior Fellows

Dr. Andrew Jones

Dr. Andrew Jones is the Executive Director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and is the Publisher of Emmaus Road Publishing.


He holds a PhD in Medieval History from Saint Louis University and is an expert on the Church of the High Middle Ages. Dr. Jones has two books forthcoming: "Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in St. Louis IX’s Sacramental Kingdom" and "The Liturgical Cosmos: Explorations in the Sacramental and Biblical Vision of Pope Innocent III." He is also working on a one volume complete history of the Catholic Church. All three books are due out in 2017. Dr. Jones has published articles on various aspects of the Medieval Church and has presented papers at numerous academic and popular conferences. He and his wife, Sara, have six children and live in Steubenville, Ohio.

Curriculum Vitae


Doctorate in European History, Saint Louis University, 2012.
Major Field: Medieval Europe
Secondary Field: Early Modern Europe
Dissertation: “A Most Christian Kingdom: Saint Louis IX, Pope Clement IV, and the Construction of France in the Thirteenth Century”
Dissertation Committee: Damian J. Smith, Thomas F. Madden, Brenda M. Bolton.
Comprehensive Examinations Committee: Damian J. Smith, Thomas F. Madden, Warren Treadgold, Charles H. Parker, Philip R. Gavitt.

Master of Arts in History, Western Washington University, 2007.
Major Field: Medieval Europe
Secondary Field: Modern Europe
Thesis: “Quomodo vero praedicabunt nisi mittantur? The Authority to Preach in the Writings of William of Saint-Amour and Thomas Aquinas, 1255-1256”
Thesis Committee: Peter D. Diehl, Sean Murphy, Susan Amanda Eurich

Bachelor of Science, Hillsdale College, 2002.
Major: History
Minors: Economics, Mathematics
Advisor: Thomas Connor


Graduate Fellowship at Saint Louis University (full funding plus stipend), 2007-2010.
Passed the comprehensive examinations for the doctorate with “Distinction.”


A Most Christian Kingdom: The Problem of Church and State in Thirteenth Century France. 
The book is a revision and extension of the dissertation. It looks at the theology, legal theory, and institutions of Church and State in the thirteenth century to paint a picture of the relationship between the temporal and the spiritual powers. The book proposes that the conventional model is inadequate to capture the reality of that relationship because it is predicated on assumptions of modern statecraft and discounts the importance of the medieval sacramental world view.
Projected completion date: Fall, 2013.
Interested Presses: I am currently sending out a proposal to various academic presses. The prestigious Ashgate Church, Faith and Culture Series has already expressed an interest in the work.

Aquinas’ Commentary on the Prophet Jeremiah
Aquinas’ Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah
I am serving as the editor of the translation of these two previously un-translated works of St. Thomas Aquinas, In Jeremiam prophetam expositio (Parma, 1863) and Expositio super Isaiam ad litteram (Rome, 1969). I determine the methodology, vocabulary, and tone of the translation and edit the work of the commissioned translators for consistency and accuracy. 
Projected completion date: June, 2014.
Publisher: Logos Research Systems

The Two Swords: The Problem of Church and State in the West
This book is primarily a work of theory. It argues that the relationship between the spiritual and the temporal cannot be reduced to the problem of Church and State. Rather, the emergence of the modern State and that of the modern Church are two aspects of a single process that is sometimes called “secularization.” Christianity, however, does not allow for two “parallel” orders in society. Rather, in a sacramental cosmos the spiritual and the temporal are inseparable. This has major implications for how we understand politics and the history of the West. The book consists of theoretical chapters and chapters focusing on particular times and places in the history of Christendom, spanning from the crusades to 18th century Austria. Projected completion date: June, 2014


“Fulk of Neuilly, Innocent III, and the Preaching of the Fourth Crusade,” Comitatus 41 (2010): 119-148 – covers the role Fulk played in Pope Innocent III’s crusade plans, arguing that the crusade was wrapped up in the pontiff’s reform of the Church and ultimately in his campaign against evil itself.
“The Preacher of the Fourth Lateran Council” Catholic Historical Review (forthcoming) – covers Innocent III’s understanding of the role of preaching in his sacramental ecclesiology and his ultimately liturgical understanding of social order. 
“The Crusades and the Persecution of Jews,” with Vince Ryan, in: Seven Myths About the Crusades, Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt, eds. (forthcoming) – covers the persecution of the Jews by crusaders, with special emphasis on the First Crusade and the behavior of the episcopate.


“Consilium et Auxilium: Medieval Social Organization Without Church and State.” 35 pp.; to: Speculum. – The article argues that the accepted narrative of the medieval conflict of Church and State is a modern construction predicated on the assumptions that underpin the modern State. It proposes an alternate model based on the Trinitarian cosmology and presumption of peace that underpinned Medieval social thought.
“The Rights of the Church in St. Louis’s Parlement.” 25 pp.; to: Traditio. – The article argues that the liberty and rights of clerics and of the Church were not exceptions to the law through which St. Louis governed France, but were rather intrinsic to his conception of justice and to “feudal” law itself.
“The Temporal and Spiritual Powers in the Thought of Henry of Susa and St. Thomas Aquinas.” 30 pp.; to: Journal of the History of Ideas. – The article argues that the attempt to fit the canon law of the thirteenth century into a juridical positivist model is severely flawed and produces the illusion of incoherence in the thought of Cardinal Henry of Susa. Rather, his thought must be understood theologically.


“An Enqueteur Talks to an Inquisitor: The Context of Gui Foucois (Clement IV)‘s Consultation to the Dominican Inquisitors (c. 1257)”  Forty-fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13–16, 2010, Kalamazoo, MI.
“A Crusade Without a Pope: Louis IX’s Second Crusade and the Making of Canon Law” The Second International Symposium on Crusade Studies, February 17-20, 2010, Saint Louis University.
“The Inquisition against Raymond, Bishop of Toulouse, and the Limits of Papal Power during the Reign of Urban IV (1261–1264)”  Forty-fourth International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7–10, 2009, Kalamazoo, MI.
“The Archpriest Controversy and the Negotiation of Catholic Orthodoxy in England, 1595-1602” Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Panel on the Reformation in England, April 29, 2009, Saint Louis University.
“Crusaders, Barbarians, and the Fall of Constantinople in the History of Nicetas Choniates” The Crusades Studies Forum, February 20, 2009, Saint Louis University.
“The Preacher’s Right to sumptus in the Exchange Between Thomas Aquinas and William of Saint-Amour” Conference of the Medieval Association of the Pacific, March 2-3, 2007, UCLA.


Adjunct Professor, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO: July, 2010 – May, 2011
Courses: Origins of the Modern World since 1500 (6) – These classes were taught with a very strong focus on Western Civilization. I tell the story of the West with a focus on the relationship between intellectual history and institutional history, especially with regards to the State and religious institutions. Please see included syllabus.

Adjunct Professor, Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO: January, 2010 – May, 2011
Courses: History of the Modern World (3). – These classes were true world history. I covered the West, the Americas, the Middle East, China and Japan. In order to tie these threads together, I used the Second World War as the point of reference. WWII was what we were trying to “explain” by going through 450 years of world history.

Teaching Assistant, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO: August, 2007 – August, 2009
Courses: Origins of the Modern World to 1500 (8); Origins of the Modern World since 1500 (8). 
I was responsible for one third of all class room instruction, all grading, and direct student interaction, such as office hours, for 75 students a term who were enrolled in an auditorium lecture section—this meant that I was their primary teacher. These courses were taught most of the time as Western history, spanning from the ancient empires of the Near East to the attacks of September 11, 2001. However, I taught two of these courses as world history, with an emphasis on China and Japan.

Research Assistant, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO: August, 2009 – May, 2010
Edited and proofread a book and several articles for Dr. Damian Smith.
Read and gave feedback on manuscript submissions for publication by Ashgate.
Researched and wrote an extensive report on history graduate programs throughout the United States that was used by Saint Louis University in its restructuring of the history graduate program.


Director of Catholic Products, Logos Bible Software: May, 2011 – present.
Responsible for operations, product development, business development, and marketing for a division of a major software company, producing research systems for scholars.


American Historical Association
Medieval Academy of America
American Catholic Historical Association


Languages: Latin, French, Old French, German
Technology: Expertise with education and research technology, desktop publishing software, databases, word-processing software, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and Photoshop.