File 2231 - Accepting the Word handout for 1985 summer course

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CA ON00389 1-7-1-2231


Accepting the Word handout for 1985 summer course


  • [July 9, 1985] (Creation)

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File consists of two pages of photocopied and annotated lecture notes. The first sheet is titled "Accepting the Word" and in the upper right-hand corner is labelled "Handout #11". The second sheet is also titled "Accepting the Word" but does not contain the numbered label.
This file appears to illustrate the editorial efforts of Nouwen to adjust and adapt his earlier lecture notes for the summer course at Boston College.

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An annotated copy of the original lecture handout can be found in the 1985 bound volume for Harvard Divinity School. See file 2223.
A copy of this lecture handout can be found in the bound volume for Boston College. See file 2247.

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Introduction to the Spiritual Life was an intensive lecture course offered between July 8 and 19, 1985 at Boston College, following Nouwen's resignation from Harvard. The course was held Monday to Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The material of the course was drawn almost verbatim from the lecture courses offered by Nouwen in 1984 and 1985, with the typed lecture summary notes only being slightly modified. Nouwen's teaching assistants for this course were Jeff and Ann Dixon Coppage, David LeBlanc, Priscilla Pano, Ruby Hugh, Barbara Ernst, and Peter Weiskel.

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