Roeben-Raunig Lecture: Fr Daniel Horan

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

On February 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Simperman Hall Wiegand Amphitheatre, join Carroll College for the The Roeben-Raunig Lecture in Social Justice and the Human Animal Relationship. The speaker this year is Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM, PhD.

Lecture Title: “Loving the Dust We Are: Franciscan Spirituality and Justice for All God’s Creatures”

Description: So much of the Christian spiritual tradition has focused not only on human interiority but also human exclusivity in relationship to the divine, reinforcing a distorted image of humanity as over and against and separated from the rest of creation. This lecture invites us to reevaluate our understanding of the relationship between human and nonhuman creatures as members of God’s one family of creation. Drawing on the profound but often misunderstood Franciscan spiritual tradition, Fr. Daniel Horan will suggest ways that we can renew our sense of cosmic creatureliness while deepening our appreciation for nonhuman creaturely agency, arguing for a Christian spirituality that encourages us to “love the dust we are” and work for justice for all God’s creatures.

About Fr. Daniel Horan

Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY), assistant professor of systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, and the author of several books including All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creation (2018), Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (2019), and Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis’s Rejoice and Be Glad (2019). He is currently working on a book about the Incarnation and is also co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.

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