File 2161 - Compassion handout for 1984 lecture course

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CA ON00389 1-7-1-2161

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Compassion handout for 1984 lecture course

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  • February 28 - March 15, 1984 (Creation)

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0.2 cm of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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File consists of two pages of typed lecture notes. The lecture is titled "and Compassion". The document is labelled '#15'.

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An annotated copy of this handout can be found in the 1984 bound volume, file 2175.
There is a sound recording of this lecture. See Accession 2002 41. In this recording, the lecture is dated March 15, 1984.

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Introduction to the Spiritual Life (course code 2543), offered during the spring semester of 1984, was the first full course Nouwen taught at Harvard Divinity School. The course was held Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The Gospel of Luke was the basis for the course. The course was divided up into 5 sections: Waiting in Expectation, Compassion and Hiddenness, Healing and Confrontation, Death and Resurrection, and The Holy Spirit in Worldwide Mission. Each student was required to write a personal spiritual commentary on the Gospel of Luke as well as a spiritual diary that had to be read by at least three other people, one of whom had to be a member of the class. Students were also required to attend small group discussions of six to eight people, and instructed to seek out a 'spiritual friend'. No grades were given for the course. Teaching Assistants included Jeff Coppage, Pat McCallum, Michael O’Laughlin, Jim Smith, and Peter Weiskel.

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2000 02

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Box 278

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