Daniel P. Dwyer OFM

DANIEL P. DWYER, OFM {[email protected]} has been a member of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) since 1982 and a Catholic priest since 1988. Fr. Dwyer received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Siena College, Loudonville, New York. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in History from the College of St. Rose, Albany, New York; and a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received his PhD in History from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fr. Dwyer is a long time member of the Mormon History Association and currently on its book award committee and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Mormon History and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. He is a former trustee of St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York. From 1996–1999 he was co-director of the Bonfils Seminar on Islam and Franciscanism of Holy Name Province, Order of Friars Minor; and during that same time he was director of the Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture at Siena College. From 2001–2005 Fr. Dwyer was a member of the board of the Shaker Heritage Society in Colonie, New York. In the summer of 2008, he was the Assistant Director of the Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program of St. Bonaventure University at Trinity College, Oxford, UK. He has served in administrative posts within the Franciscan Order, and has ministered in hospitals, soup kitchens, parishes, and prisons. Fr. Dwyer has given retreats and has spoken on numerous topics including the Watervliet Shaker Cemetery, Mormon-Catholic relations, the Dutch colonial period in New York State, Clare of Assisi, monasticism, and male spirituality. He is currently an Associate Professor of History at Siena College and Vice-President of the Academy of American Franciscan History.

Abundant Grace: The Humanness of Catholics and Latter-day Saints as a Basis for Friendship and Collaboration

Articles/Essays – Volume 49, No. 1

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Studying Mormons: One Franciscan’s Encounter with the World of the Latter-day Saints

Articles/Essays – Volume 39, No. 1

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