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Franciscan Friar to Lecture as Part of the Killeen Chair Lecture Series at St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, October 13, 2017
by Matthew Matuszak,, 920-403-3089

As part of the 2017-18 Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy lecture series, the Rev. Daniel Horan, O.F.M., will give a lecture on "Racism, White Privilege, and Thomas Merton on Transformative Spirituality and Justice." The lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Old St. Joseph Church at 123 Grant St., De Pere. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Horan is an assistant professor of systematic theology at Catholic Theological Union. He is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province and a systematic theologian who researches and teaches in the areas of constructive theology and spirituality. He earned an M.Div. (Master of Divinity) and an M.A. in systematic theology from the Washington Theological Union. He earned his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston College.

Further lectures in the series are as follows: Bryan Doerries, co-founder and artistic director for Theater of War Productions, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at 7 p.m.; and David Carr, professor of Old Testament at Union Theological Seminary, on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. For more information, go to All Killeen Chair lectures are free and open to the public.

The Killeen Chair is named after the late Rev. Sylvester Killeen, O. Praem., the second abbot of St. Norbert Abbey and chancellor of the college. Established in 1984, the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy aims to bring well-known scholars of theology and philosophy, and their work, to the St. Norbert College campus. The programs sponsored by the Killen Chair, including the annual lecture series, are designed to keep the St. Norbert College community and northeast Wisconsin abreast of current scholarship on the theological and philosophical issues of the present era.

For more information, call the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy coordinator, Luke Chevalier, at 920-403-3932.

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