File 2208 - Handout on items to be taken to Haiti for 1985 lecture course

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CA ON00389 1-7-1-2208

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Handout on items to be taken to Haiti for 1985 lecture course

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  • [between March 12 - 21, 1985] (Creation)

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0.1 cm of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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File consists of one double-sided typed page of announcements regarding the Haiti trip. This announcement is from Stephen Pavy. It is labelled "Handout #33".

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The original announcement with annotations can be found in file 2176.

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A copy of this handout can be found in the bound volume of 1985 course material. See file 2223.

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Introduction to the Spiritual Life (course code 2543), offered during the spring semester of 1985, was the last course Nouwen taught at Harvard Divinity School. It was held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 am - 11:00 pm. The course was based on the previous year's course but with the Gospel of John replacing the Gospel of Luke as the core text. The course emphasized the relationship between The Word and spiritual life and the second term used a thematic approach to discuss intimacy, fecundity and ecstasy. Students were asked to keep a journal of reflections on John, class presentations, group debates, and lecture topics. They were also required to attend small group discussions of six to eight people and write a mid-course response. Unlike the 1984 course, students were only required to have two people read their journal and write a response. No grades were given for the course. In March, Nouwen organized a trip to Haiti for four students to assist the L'Arche community there. Teaching Assistants included David LeBlanc, Stephen Pavy, Peter Weiskel, Barbara Ernst, Michael O'Laughlin, and Jim Smith.

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2000 02

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Box 279

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