Jonathan Malesic

Jonathan Malesic has written essays for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, America, Commonweal, Notre Dame Magazine, Plough, The Point, The Hedgehog Review and elsewhere. His work has been listed as notable in “The Best American Essays” four times, as well as in “The Best American Food Writing” and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He is the author of two books: “Secret Faith in the Public Square” (Brazos, 2009), which won a Foreword INDIES gold medal for the religion category, and “The End of Burnout” (University of California, 2022), which was named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2022. He has taught at King’s College (Pa.), McCormick Theological Seminary, Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Dallas. He holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia.

Resources by Jonathan Malesic

In this course, you will analyze classic and contemporary spiritual nonfiction to see how writers deal with self-representation, conflict, structure and other narrative nonfiction elements.

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