Essays

On this page you’ll find various essays written by Nathan. The essays cover the following subject areas: academic, religious history, and literature.

Academic

Nathan won the M. Wynn Thomas Prize ‘New Scholar Category’ in 2016 with his essay ‘Ann heard Him speak, and Pantycelyn’: The Unexpected Relationship between R. S. Thomas and the Calvinistic Methodists’. It was later published in The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English (2018).

-> https://ijwwe.uwp.co.uk/article/id/382/

‘The Welsh Hymn: Sacred or Secular?’, essay in ‘The Sacred in the Secular in European Literature’, MHRA Working Papers in Humanities 13 (2018).

-> http://www.mhra.org.uk/pdf/wph-13-3.pdf

My doctoral thesis entitled ‘Pursuing God’ – Poetic Pilgrimage and the Welsh Christian Aesthetic.

-> http://orca.cf.ac.uk/120973/


Nathan's academic essays.
Religious History

‘The Library in the Wilderness’ was published in Fine Books & Collections (Winter 2021).

-> https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/issue/winter-2021

An essay in Evangelical Magazine to mark the 300th anniversary of hymn writer William Williams Pantycelyn.

-> https://www.evangelicalmagazine.com/article/william-williams-pantycelyn-1717-2017/

A Welsh language essay on William Williams Pantycelyn in Cylchgrawn Efengylaidd.

-> https://www.mudiad-efengylaidd.org/2017/01/william-williams-yr-emynydd/

An essay in Evangelical Magazine on David Brainerd.

-> https://www.evangelicalmagazine.com/article/david-brainerd-1718-1747/

An essay in Evangelical Magazine on Welsh hymn writer Ann Griffiths.

-> https://www.evangelicalmagazine.com/article/a-closer-walk-with-god-2/

Literature

One of Nathan’s earlier essays on David Jones published in Wales Arts Review (2014).

-> https://www.walesartsreview.org/david-jones-in-parenthesis-not-just-a-poem/

Nathan recently wrote a creative piece called ‘Gwelon ni… Gwelais i…’ forย Cristionย (2021).

-> http://www.cristion.net/