Nebraska Authors

Harold A. Bosley

AKA: Reverend Harold Augustus Bosley

Born 1907-02-19 Burchard, NE (USA)

Died 1975-01-20
Beach Haven Heights, NJ (USA)

Pikesville, MD (USA)
Druid Ridge Cemetery

American Methodist Minister and Church Leader

Places Lived

Burchard, NE
Pawnee, NE
Lincoln, NE
Chicago, IL
Ames, IA
Cedar Falls, IA
Baltimore, MD
Evanston, IL
New York, NY
Durham, NC
Beach Haven Heights, NJ

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Religion; Chrisitanity; Methodist Theology


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1930, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Divinity Degree, 1932, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D in Christian Studies, 1933, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Director of Religious Activities at Iowa State University, Ames, IA (1933-1934)
Lecturer, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA (1934-1938)
Minister, Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD (1938-1947)
Dean, Duke Divinity School (1947-1950) Durham, NC
Minister, First Methodist Church, Evanston, IL (1950- 1962)
Minister, Christ Church, Methodist, New York City, NY (1962-1974)
Instructor, Garrett-Evangelical and Drew Theological Seminaries

Places Worked

Iowa State Teacher's College, Cedar Falls, IA
Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD (1938-1947)
Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC (1947-1950)
First Methodist Church, Evanston, IL (1950- 1962)
Christ Church, Methodist, New York City, NY (1962-1974)
Garrett-Evangelical and Drew Theological Seminaries


Harold Augustus Bosley Papers, General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church

Several Honorary Degrees:
Doctor of Divinity, 1943, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Doctor of Divinity, 1950, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Doctor of Sacred Theology, 1953, Ripon College, Ripon, WI
Doctor of Humane Letters, 1953, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Doctor of Divinity, 1964, Manchester College, North Manchester, IN


World Council of Churches
National Council of Churches in the United States
Methodist General Conference
Association of Methodist Theological Schools, President, 1949
Committee on Christian Social Concerns, Chair, 1968 and 1970
Board of Trustees, Morgan State College, Baltimore, MD
Merchants Club of Baltimore, MD
American Philosophical Association
Fellowship of Reconciliation


Author of 24 books and essays. This is a partial list:

The Quest for Religious Certainty. 1939.
The Philosophical Heritage of the Christian Faith. 1944.
On Final Ground. 1946.
Main Issues Confronting Christendom. 1948.
A Firm Faith for Today. 1950.
The Church Militant. 1952.
Preaching on Controversial Issues. 1953.
What Did the World Council Say to You? 1955.
Sermons on the Psalms. 1956
Sermons on Genesis. 1958.
Doing What is Christian. 1960
He Spoke to Them in Parables.1963.
The Mind of Christ. 1966.
The Character of Christ. 1967.
The Deeds of Christ.1969.

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