Item 2318 - Aging

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CA ON00389 1-9-8-2318

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Aging

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  • 1974 (Creation)

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152 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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Item consists of a book which Nouwen co-wrote with Gaffney on aging. The book has been divided into the following: Prologue: The Wagon Wheel; Part One: Aging, Introduction, Aging As a Way to the Darkness, Aging As a Way to the Light, Conclusion; Part Two: Caring, Introduction, Caring As a Way to the Self, Caring As a Way to the Other, Conclusion; Epilogue: The Wagon Wheel; Notes.
As is stated on the back jacket flap: "Only when we begin to feel in touch with our own life cycles will we be able to develop life styles where 'being' is not identified with 'having,' where self-esteem is not measured by success, where goodness is not the same as popularity. Aging show us all how to start fulfilling our lives by giving to others 'so that when we leave this world, we can be what we have given.'"

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Henri J.M. Nouwen, Walter J. Gaffney; photographs by Ron P. van den Bosch.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974.

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Aging : The Fulfillment of Life is the title on the book jacket.

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2000 01

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25-116

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