About Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY), assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and is a columnist for America magazine. Fr. Dan is the author of several books including the award-winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014). His latest is titled, God Is Not Fair and other Reasons for Gratitude (2016). He is the author of more than 120 popular and scholarly articles; is a frequent lecturer and retreat director around the United States, Canada, and Europe; and has previously taught at Siena College, St. Bonaventure University, and in the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College. Fr. Dan is the former Catholic Chaplain at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician University (New Jersey) in 2015. For more information, visit www.DanHoran.com

New Book Available for Pre-Order

Rejoice_HoranFr. Dan’s latest book, Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad: A Faith Formation Guide, is now available for pre-order 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.”

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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 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

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

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