Writer and blogger
Jana Riess is an editor in the publishing industry and a writer at the Flunking Sainthood blog for Religion News Service. Prior to that, she blogged for Beliefnet.
From 1999 to 2008, she was the Religion Book Review Editor for Publishers Weekly, and continues to write freelance articles and reviews for PW as well as other publications.
She is the author, co-author, or editor of books including "The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor!"; "Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor"; "What Would Buffy Do? The Vampire Slayer as a Spiritual Guide"; "Mormonism for Dummies"; and "The Writer’s Market Guide to Getting Published."
Riess holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University.
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Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications
The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.
Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.
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