Subseries 1 - Books and articles

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CA ON00389 1-1-1


Books and articles


  • 1956 - 1996 (Creation)

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5.3 m of textual records.- 87 photographs

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Sub-series consists of draft manuscripts and typescripts of many of Nouwen's published and unpublished books and articles, including forewords, introductions and afterwords for other authors' books. The sub-series represents Nouwen's writing process, from miscellaneous notes and journal entries to galley and print proofs. Some articles contain subject matter later published in Nouwen's full-length books; links between them have been made where appropriate. The sub-series has been divided into sub-sub-series for each of Nouwen's book-length projects, as well as files.
The sub-sub-series are as follows:
1. Book on Anton T. Boisen
2. Intimacy
3. With Open Hands
4. Aging
5. Out of Solitude
6. Reaching Out
7. Genesee Diary
8. Man at the Watershed
9. Clowning in Rome
10. In Memoriam
11. A Cry for Mercy
12. Downward Mobility
13. A Letter of Consolation
14. Compassion
15. Gracias! A Latin American Journal
16. A Spirituality of Peacemaking
17. Love in a Fearful Land: A Guatemalan Story
18. Lifesigns
19. Behold the Beauty of the Lord
20. Letters to Marc about Jesus
21. The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey
22. Heart Speaks to Heart
23. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
24. Theology as Doxology
25. L'Arche and the World
26. A Spiritual Journey
27. Mary, Mother of the Priests
28. Taken, Blessed, Broken, Given
29. The Life of the Beloved
30. Show Me the Way: Readings for Each Day of Lent
31. The Return of the Prodigal Son
32. Circus Diary
33. Ukrainian Diary: July 24-August 14, 1993
34. Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Giving
35. With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life
36. The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey through Anguish to Freedom
37. Can You Drink the Cup?
38. Ministry and Spirituality: Three Books in One
39. Adam: God's Beloved
40. Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith
41. Sabbatical Journey: The Final Year
42. Articles

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  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

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Title based on contents of the sub-series. Most of the material is in English. Some is in Dutch and some in French.

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Boxes 1-36, 394

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