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Paul Groner

Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: 434-924-6715

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126

Research Interests

Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, with a research focus on the the Japanese Tendai tradition, how precepts and practice affected doctrine, and the relationship between monastic and lay Buddhism in medieval Japan.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Reed College
  • Master of Philosophy (MPHIL), Yale University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Yale University