Graduate Theological Union

William Short (OFM)

William ShortFranciscan School of Theology
Dean and Professor of Christian Spirituality
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1983

S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1983
S.T.L. Pontifical Gregorian University, 1979
M.A. Franciscan School of Theology/GTU, 1976
B.A. University of San Francisco, 1973

Phone: 510/848-5232

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Medieval Christian Spirituality
  • Hagiography
  • Franciscan Spirituality

Selected Publications

  • Poverty and Joy: The Franciscan Tradition (London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1999; New York: Orbis Books, 1999).
  • Co-editor with R. Armstrong and W. A. Hellmann, Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, 4 vols. (New York: New City Press, 1999-2002).
  • The Franciscans (Collegeville, MN.: The Liturgical Press/Michael Glazier Books, 1989).
  • "Spirituality at the Turn of the Last Millenium," Chicago Studies (Fall, 1998).
  • English translation of Thoma of Celano, Vita sancti Francisci, for Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, Vol. I (New York: New City Press, 1999).
  • Review of Thomas Merton Journals, Vol. 4, in America (Nov. 1997).