File 144 - Draft of sermon for Holland-America line

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CA ON00389 F4-1-2-144


Draft of sermon for Holland-America line


  • 1962 (Creation)

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0.2 cm of textual records : 4 cards ; 4.0 x 9.0 cm

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File consists of a draft manuscript of a sermon written on the back of four postcards for the Holland-America line. Nouwen was chaplain for this Trans-Atlantic passenger boat company in 1962. In this sermon, Nouwen begins with how easy it is to doubt because of the many differences between us. He then points to Mary Magdalene, the men on the road to Emmaus, and the apostles fishing, as examples of their recognition of Jesus. Nouwen ends by exhorting that love be the witness for the redemption of the world.

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  • Dutch
  • English

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Draft is in English and Dutch.

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2000 01


Box 36

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