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The 2021 Duns Scotus Lecture with Rev. Daniel P. Horan, OFM

February 04, 2021 @ 7:00 PM CST - February 04, 2021 @ 8:00 PM CST

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Rev. Daniel P Horan, OFM, PhD


Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality


Rev. Horan, is the fourth holder of the Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he teaches systematic theology and spirituality. The prolific author of more than a dozen books, including All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation(2018) and Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology(2019), and hundreds of articles and book chapters, he is also a columnist for National Catholic Reporterand the co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast. His next book, What We Have Done and Failed to Do: A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege,will be published this summer.


Near the end of his life, the renowned Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner frequently spoke of the contemporary context of history as resembling a “wintry season” of faith, which at first glance appears dead and frozen, but beneath the surface of increasing pluralism, religious disaffiliation, and secularity there exists the continued presence and work of God’s grace in the world. This year’s Duns Scotus Lecture focuses on some of the ways the wisdom of the diverse Franciscan spiritual tradition offers spiritual seekers insights into discovering the transcendent in a secular age. Particular attention is given to the ways Franciscan spirituality can aid us in our quest for meaning in tumultuous times, such as in confronting global climate change and addressing systemic racism in our communities.



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