Item 1632 - Article about Nouwen's feelings after attending the June 1980 Community of Communities Theological Conference

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1632

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Article about Nouwen's feelings after attending the June 1980 Community of Communities Theological Conference

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  • October 1980 (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a one column article by Henri Nouwen with no title but part of a larger article entitled ‘Hearing Heart to Heart, responses to a theological conference on prayer, published in Sojourners, October 1980, p.23,24. Nouwen begins by identifying his physical and emotional tiredness when he arrived at the conference but then states, ‘My week [at Woodland Park] will stick in my mind as one of the most hopeful events of my life’. Nouwen states that he does not speak of hope as optimism but the hope and trust in God who promises ‘unwavering faithfulness’. Nouwen then goes on to state that he learned from the conference that there are two essential aspects to the common life: prayer and resistance. Prayer holds the community steady and resistance is ‘an act of visible protest against the powers who are bent on waging war even at the cost of the destruction of humanity’.

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Part of article: Hearing heart to heart: a theological conference on prayer, published in Sojourners (October 1980): 23-24.
Title is based on the contents of the article.

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2000 01

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Box 295

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