File 167 - Draft of The spirituality of the religion teacher

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CA ON00389 F4-1-2-167


Draft of The spirituality of the religion teacher


  • April 1981 (Creation)

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File consists of a typescript of "The Spirituality of the Religion Teacher: The Road to Emmaus. Luke 24:13-35", a homily given by Nouwen at the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Religious Education Congress at St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY), on April 22, 1981. Nouwen compares the vocation of teaching religion to Jesus who joined the apostles on the road to Emmaus. Nouwen argues that Jesus created space for a real encounter. He invited them to listen (obedience) to the Scriptures about himself. Jesus went beyond dogma to break bread with the apostles and to allow them to recognize who He truly was. He gave them the truth. Nouwen concludes that all teaching leads us deeper into a relationship with God.

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See Sound Recordings, box 316, item SR7, for a sound recording, presumably of this talk.
See Calendar Files, box 187, file 871, for information on this event.

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2000 01


Box 37

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Revised by L Joson, 9 November 2018




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