Franciscan wisdom for a planet in peril: Fr. Dan Horan, OFM
In this far-reaching conversation, host David Dault talks with Franciscan friar, Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, about his new book, All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation.
In the book, Horan argues that the traditional ways Christians have used to think about the place of humans in the world have serous drawbacks. These difficulties affect our ability to understand and correct some of the excesses and problems we create for the environment through industry and commerce.
His book, All God’s Creatures, offers a corrective that draws from the wisdom of the Catholic Franciscan tradition. HIs work helps us to see the familial connectedness human beings have to all of God’s created world.
Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY) and assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. 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.
With David Dault, he also co-hosts The Francis Effect Podcast.