About the author
William “Bill” Hagan served as a Professor of Philosophy for thirty years with the California State University System. He received his BA in Greek and Latin Classics from Santa Clara University, his MA in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, and earned his STL, STD [Doctorate in Sacred Theology] from Woodstock Jesuit School of Theology in Maryland. He served as Associate Dean and Chair of Religious Studies for California State University, Dominguez Hills and was named Outstanding Professor for its School of Humanities in 1975.
His other affiliations and accomplishments include:
• President, Catholic Theological Society of Northern California, 1963–1966
• Member, Society of Jesus (Jesuits), for 24 years
• Founder-Dean, College Theology Curriculum, at five Catholic nuns’ houses of training/novitiates, Los Gatos, CA, 1960–1966
His published works include:
• “Three Ways to Read the Bible”, American Rationalist, 1970
• “A Note on the Meaning of Philosophy”, Logos, CSU Humanities Department newsletter
• “Philosophy and Virtual Reality”, Logos, CSU Humanities Department newsletter
• The Biblical Movement, Humanities Masters Degree Extension Course HUX 572 Text, California State University Board of Trustees, 1970
• “World Religious Perspectives”, Humanities Masters Degree Extension Course HUX 547 Text, California State University Board of Trustees, 1971
• Numerous Radio and TV Interviews, and Lectures
Professor Hagan currently lives in western Sonoma County with his wife of 48 years, Annelie. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.