Daniel P. Horan, OFM
Visiting Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
M.A. in Systematic Theology and M.Div., Washington Theological Union; Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Boston College.
Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province and a systematic theologian who researches and teaches in the areas of constructive theology, spirituality, and the medieval Franciscan philosophical and theological tradition. He earned an M.Div (2012) and M.A. in systematic theology (2010) from the Washington Theological Union, and is completing his Ph.D. in systematic theology at Boston College.
His books include: Postmodernity and Univocity: A Critical Account of Radical Orthodoxy and John Duns Scotus (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014); The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Inspiration of His Life, Thought, and Writing (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2014); The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering (Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, 2013); Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith: Exploring Franciscan Spirituality and Theology in the Modern World (Phoenix: Tau Publishing, 2012); and Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis (Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, 2012). His next books are: God is Not Fair and Other Reasons for Gratitude (Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, forthcoming 2016) and Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, forthcoming).
He is the author of more than 120 scholarly and popular articles and book chapters in publications including Theological Studies, The Heythrop Journal, Worship, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, New Blackfriars, Antonianum, U.S. Catholic, America Magazine, Review for Religious, andSpiritual Life, among others. In addition to print publications, he is the instructor in an 18-part video lecture series titled, “The Saint and the Pope: What the Spirituality of Two Men Named Francis can Teach us about Christian Living,” produced by Now You Know Media (2016).
He has delivered keynote addresses and invited lectures at universities and in dioceses around the United States, Europe, and Canada. He regularly presents academic papers at the conferences of the American Academy of Religion, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the College Theology Society, in addition to the International Thomas Merton Society for which he is currently serving his third elected term on the Board of Directors. In addition to his academic lecturing, he is a frequently sought-after retreat director and presenter at pastoral conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.
He has previously taught courses at Boston College, Siena College, and St. Bonaventure University and served as the Catholic chaplain at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. from 2012-2015. He is a columnist for America magazine and a regular contributor to the publication Give Us This Day. He has received two Catholic Press Association awards for his writing and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician University in New Jersey in 2015.