Daniel P. Horan, OFM is the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He previously held the Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is a columnist for National Catholic Reporter and the author of fourteen books including the award-winning Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (2019) and The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014). Fr. Daniel’s most recent books are A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege (2021) and The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey Through Lent (2021). His current book projects include the tentatively titled: Not Because of Sin: Reconsidering the Reason God Became Human (Liturgical Press). He is the author of numerous popular and scholarly articles; is a frequent lecturer and retreat director around the United States and abroad; and has previously taught at Durham University, Catholic Theological Union, Siena College, St. Bonaventure University, and in the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College. Fr. Daniel currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Bonaventure University in New York, the Board of Regents of the Franciscan School of Theology in California, and served many terms on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society. He is also the co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast. Fr. Daniel previously served as the Catholic Chaplain at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., as co-editor of the academic journal New Theology Review, and was a columnist for America magazine. He received his PhD in theology from Boston College, MDiv and MA from the Washington Theological Union (DC), and a BA from St. Bonaventure University. In addition to several other recognitions, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician University (New Jersey) in 2015.
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