New Book on Racism and White Privilege!

Fr. Daniel’s latest book, A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege is now available for pre-order from, your local book retailer, and the publisher, Ave Maria Press. It is scheduled for publication in Summer 2021. Here is an excerpt of the publisher’s description from the back cover:

“What is systemic racism? What does it mean to be white? How does white privilege contribute to racial injustice? How can we, as Catholics, combat racism in everyday life? These are a few of the questions that Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., answers in A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege. In a personal, accessible way, Horan invites his fellow white Catholics to become actively anti-racist and better allies to our Black brothers and sisters as we work for racial justice in our culture and in the Church. He offers us the hope and surety of the Gospel, the wisdom of Catholic tradition, and some practical ways to educate ourselves and advocate for justice.”

New Book on Theological Anthropology!

9781626983366Fr. Daniel’s latest book, Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology, is now available from Amazon, your local book retailer, and the publisher, Orbis Books. Here is the publisher description:

“By humbly seeking wisdom from the scientific, philosophical, and social-scientific communities, Horan argues, we can gain new insight on personhood and a wider perspective of where the human stands in the overall sphere of nature itself.”—From the Foreword by Ilia Delio

Traditional theological considerations of the human person presume a radically anthropocentric starting point. Yet, ongoing discoveries in the natural sciences and a renewed attention to the theological tradition pose challenges to this inherited way of thinking about personhood. This book offers a constructive theological reflection on the meaning and identity of the human person through the lens of evolution and contemporary science.

Each chapter builds on a foundational reconsideration of the theological anthropological tradition to resituate humanity within the broader community of creation while highlighting the true catholicity of personhood within Christian tradition.

New Book on Pope Francis’s Exhortation on Holiness

Rejoice_HoranFr. Dan’s latest book, Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad: A Faith Formation Guide, is now available from Amazon and the publisher Liturgical Press. Here is the publisher description:

“Drawing on the wisdom of the Second Vatican Council’s landmark teaching on the universal call to holiness, Pope Francis addresses all Christian women and men in his latest apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate and invites them to embrace fully their baptismal call to live the Gospel. Fr. Horan guides readers through Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation with helpful commentary, additional context, and expert insight. Each chapter includes suggestions for prayer and reflections questions, which makes Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad an ideal resource for adults, students, and faith formation groups interested in learning more about this teaching and exploring their own spirituality. This is the most extensive and helpful commentary on Gaudete et Exsultate available anywhere. It does not include the full text of the apostolic exhortation.”

New Academic Book on Creation Now Available

9781978701533All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation, Fr. Dan’s latest academic monograph, is now available From Lexington Books/Fortress Academic. Here’s the publisher summary:

“The predominant “stewardship model” of creation is the result of an intentional effort to correct approaches that reinforce human sovereignty and the resulting environmental degradation. However, as All God’s Creatures argues, the stewardship model actually does not offer a correction but rather reinscribes many of the very same pitfalls. After close analysis of the stewardship model, this book identifies scriptural, theological, and philosophical sources to support the adoption of a “community of creation” paradigm. Drawing on postcolonial theory, this book proposes the concept of “planetarity” as a Continue reading “New Academic Book on Creation Now Available”

New Book of Essays Now Available!

Horan cover finalGod is Not Fair and Other Reasons for Gratitude, Fr. Dan Horan’s latest book, is now available from Franciscan Media. Here’s what the publisher says.

“Author, Franciscan friar, and popular retreat leader Daniel Horan puts Christian dilemmas into a new light in this new book of thoughtful reflections. As Paul made clear to the Corinthians two thousand years ago, being a Christian can mean appearing out-of-step at times. This is because a Christian’s priorities aren’t measured by the culture, but according to the reign of God that Jesus preached and modeled. Continue reading “New Book of Essays Now Available!”

John Duns Scotus and Radical Orthodoxy Book Now Available!

71FrLZzBm+LPostmodernity and Univocity: A Critical Account of Radical Orthodoxy and John Duns Scotus is Fr. Dan Horan’s next academic monograph and is now available by Fortress Press. Here is what the publisher says about the book:

“Nearly twenty-five years ago, John Milbank inaugurated Radical Orthodoxy, one of the most significant and influential theological movements of the last two decades. In Milbank’sTheology and Social Theory, he constructed a sweeping theological genealogy of the origins of modernity and the emergence of the secular, counterposed by a robust retrieval of traditional orthodoxy as the critical philosophical and theological mode of being in the postmodern world. Continue reading “John Duns Scotus and Radical Orthodoxy Book Now Available!”

Book on Merton and the Franciscan Tradition

The Franciscan Heart of Thomas MertonThe Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing is Fr. Dan Horan’s next book and is now available! The publisher writes the following about the book: “Daniel Horan, O.F.M., popular author of Dating God and other books on Franciscan themes–and expert on the spirituality of Thomas Merton–masterfully presents the untold story of how the most popular saint in Christian history inspired the most popular spiritual writer of the twentieth century, and how together they can inspire a new generation of Christians. Continue reading “Book on Merton and the Franciscan Tradition”