Item 1772 - Adam's peace

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1772

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Adam's peace

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  • March - April 1992 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a one-page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘Adam’s Peace’, published in ‘The Christian Reader’, March/April 1992, p.40. The article is identified as an excerpt from, ed. Robert Durback: ‘Seeds of Hope’, a Henri Nouwen Reader. Nouwen opens the article by describing his move from academia to the L’Arche community of Daybreak and his introduction to Adam, a severely handicapped man for whom Nouwen is asked to help care. Nouwen describes his initial discomfort but after time realizes that this man ‘who by many outsiders is considered an embarrassment, a useless creature who should not have been allowed to be born, had started to become my dearest companion’. In time Nouwen recognizes the presence of Jesus, the Prince of peace in him.

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Published in The Christian Reader (March-April 1992): 40.
This article is identified as an excerpt from: ed. Robert Durback: Seeds of Hope, A Henri Nouwen Reader, Image Books, Doubleday, N.Y., 1989/1997.

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2000 01

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Box 298

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