Nebraska Authors

Fr. J. William Harmless, SJ

AKA: Fr. Bill

Born 1953-07-30 Kansas City, MO (USA)

Died 2014-10-14
Omaha, NE (USA)

Fr. Bill Harmless was an internationally renowned scholar of early monasticism and of the life and work of Saint Augustine. He served on the Creighton University faculty from 2003 until his death.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Church History; History of Monasticism; St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD); Creighton University Faculty


BA, Rice University, Houston, TX
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Ph.D. in religion and education from Boston College, Boston, MA, 1990


Augustine and the Catechumenate. With Allan Fitzgerald. 1995.
Mystics. 2008.
Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism. 2004.
Augustine in His Own Words. 2010.

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