Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology and the Director of the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He is also Affiliated Professor of Spirituality at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. A columnist for National Catholic Reporter, he is 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). Horan’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 next two books are titled Engaging Thomas Merton: Spirituality, Justice, and Racism due out in November 2023 with Orbis Books and Fear and Faith: Spirituality, Hope, and Wholeness in a Fractured World with Paulist Press in early 2024.

His current book projects include the tentatively titled: Not Because of Sin: Reconsidering the Reason God Became Human (Liturgical Press), a co-edited anthology of the annual Madeleva Lecture series, and an edited volume of the extensive correspondence between the Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton and his agent, editor, and friend Naomi Burton Stone.

Horan is the author of hundreds of 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, the Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego, 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. 

Horan previously held the Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, 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, and an Honors 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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