File 104 - Drafts of Spiritual formation in theological education

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CA ON00389 1-1-1-104

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Drafts of Spiritual formation in theological education

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  • [between 1978 and 1979] (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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File consists of two draft typescripts entitled, "Spiritual Formation in Theological Education". In this article, Nouwen contends that the minister has to know his subject matter "by heart". He suggests that theological education does not include theological formation or formation of the heart. He suggests that ministers can be formed to ministry by Lectio Divina, by silence, and by spiritual direction - all in the service and context of community. Nouwen uses an analogy of the boy and the sculptor found in "Clowning in Rome" (1979).

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Title based on contents of the file.
Date ascribed from mention of the 1970s in the manuscript, and the use of the sculptor analogy.
Some of this material is similar to ideas published in "The Living Reminder" (1977).

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2000 01

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Box 34

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2-8-1

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