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Isaac Morris

Born: 1949 in Lake City, Iowa
Died: June 16, 2014 in Springfield, Illinois

Connection to Illinois: Morris lived in Illinois most of his life. He lived in Jacksonville from 1956 to 1972, graduating from Our Saviourís Grade School and Routt High School. He studied for one year at the Diocesan Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield, Illinois College for a year and graduated from MacMurray College in 1972.

Biography: Isaac 'Marty' Morris received a Masterís Degree from Butler University in Cooperation with Christian Theological Seminary (CTS), Indianapolis, Indiana in 1974. He studied for a year in the Masters of Divinity Program, where he served as teaching assistant to the Church History Department at CTS. In 2008, Marty retired from the State of Illinois after thirty years split between the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan. While at the Department of Insurance, he served two years as President of the National Association of HMO Regulators (NAHMOR). Marty also taught as an adjunct instructor at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield for more than 30 years, and also taught classes for Richland Community College, the College of St. Francis, and the Illinois Humanities Council. After retiring from the state, he developed the online Philosophy courses for Lincoln Land and taught those courses until illness forced him to retire. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct of the Year Award at Lincoln Land. He was the author of two novels and also wrote book reviews and was a community blogger for the State Journal-Register addressing culture and books.

  • -- Editor's Choice Award, ''The Absence of Goodness''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Isaac Morris on WorldCat:

Selected Titles

Along the river road :
ISBN: 9781466469747 OCLC: 786194182

Issac Morris, Charleston, SC : ©2012.

Margaret Donovan is no longer a cop. She has become Sister Margaret and is assigned to a small church in southern Illinois. A retired priest is sent to the small church to say mass and hear confessions. Along with Sister Margaret investigating the suicide of a young man she is also investigating the disappearance of the retired priest.

The absence of goodness /
ISBN: 1440116709 OCLC: 318987212

iUniverse, Bloomington, IN : ©2009.