File 2135 - Bibliography for Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry and Spiritual Direction courses

Identity area

Reference code

CA ON00389 1-7-1-2135


Bibliography for Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry and Spiritual Direction courses


  • August - December 1980 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1.0 cm of textual records

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

File consists of a 17-page typed bibliography compiled by Joseph Nunez for use by Nouwen's students in two courses. The bibliography is bound in blue stiff paper and has a Yale Divinity Library label reading "Div Lib / ARCHIVES & MSS. / Record/ Group/ No. 68". This copy has been annotated by someone other than Nouwen, noting which books were carried by the Yale Library. Nouwen may have deposited this bibliography at the library as a reference tool for his students.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Notes area


Title based on contents of the file.
The date range of this file is based on an estimate as to when it would have been deposited with the Yale University Library.


Spiritual Direction (course code REL 812a) was offered during the fall semester of 1980 as a seminar and was held at the Mercy Center in Madison, Connecticut. Meetings were held 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The class was limited to 13 students. Nouwen emphasized the importance of commitment and community amongst the members of this seminar. Students were required to have a spiritual director and were asked to submit regular reflection papers and a critical evaluation of the course at the end of the year. The required reading for this course included Kenneth Leech's " Soul Friend" and Thomas Merton's " Spiritual Direction and Meditation". The teaching assistant for this course was Mich Zeman.

Alternative identifier(s)

Accession Number

2000 01


Box 276

Previous Item Number


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places