John E. Cort (born 1953)[1] is an American indologist. He is a professor of Asian and Comparative Religions at Denison University, where he is also Chair of the Department of Religion. He has studied Jainism and the history of Jain society over four decades,[2][3] authored several books on Jainism,[4][5] and is one of the editors of the forthcoming Brill Encyclopedia of Jainism.[6] According to a review published in 2006 by Peter Flügel, the influence of the studies and publications of Cort on Jainism "have been immense", and in some respects dominated the field of Jain studies.[7]

John E. Cort
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Cort's studies have also included those on comparative Indology, such as a comparison of caste systems in Jainism and Hinduism.[8]

Cort has a BA (1974) and MA (1982) in South Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin and an AM (1984) and PhD (1989) from Harvard University.[9]

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  1. ^ "Cort, John E., 1953-". VIAF. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. ^ Cort, John E. (1995). "Genres of Jain history". Journal of Indian Philosophy. 23 (4): 469–506. doi:10.1007/bf01880222. S2CID 170717978.
  3. ^ JOHN E. CORT (1990), MODELS OF AND FOR THE STUDY OF THE JAINS, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, Brill Academic, Vol. 2, No. 1 (spring 1990), pp. 42-71
  4. ^ John E. Cort (2001). Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-803037-9.
  5. ^ John Cort (2010). Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-973957-8.
  6. ^ John E. Cort (Denison), "The Jina as King or the Jina as Ascetic? Jain Concepts of Divinity", Ohio State University
  7. ^ Peter Flügel (2006), Jainism and Society, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 69, No. 1 (2006), pp. 91-112
  8. ^ Cort, John E. (2004). "Jains, caste and hierarchy in north Gujarat". Contributions to Indian Sociology. 38 (1–2): 73–112. doi:10.1177/006996670403800104. S2CID 144487402.
  9. ^ "John E. Cort". Denison University. January 1992. Retrieved 20 May 2017.

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