Dear Old Hill Author:Joseph M. Shaw Joe Shaw '49, author of Dear Old Hill, joined the St. Olaf faculty in 1957 and taught in the Department of Religion until his retirement in the spring of 1991. His teaching has been primarily in Bible, illustrated by publication of The Pilgrim People of God in 1990. Another interest in recent years has been Christian humanism. Shaw was co-edi... more »tor of Readings in Christian Humainism, published in 1982, and co-author with R. William Franklin of The Case for Christian Humanism, published in 1991.
Joe's interest in St. Olaf history has continued from the writing of the Centennial volume, History of St. Olaf Collete 1874-1974, to the present. With Dear Old Hill completed, he will return to his work on a biography of Bernt Julius Muus, founder of St. Olaf. In the future he hopes to study the life and letters of Thorbjorn Nelson Mohn, first president of St. Olaf.« less