File 2171 - Information for the Registrar handout for 1984 lecture course

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CA ON00389 1-7-1-2171

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Information for the Registrar handout for 1984 lecture course

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  • [between April - May 1984] (Creation)

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(1932-1996)

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File consists of two typed and photocopied pages regarding the status of students taking Nouwen's lecture course. This document was drawn up by Jeff Coppage, the teaching assistant, after the class was asked to fill out self-evaluation cards. The purpose of this document was to confirm students' status within the course (auditor or otherwise) and to remind students that without a self-evaluation, they would not receive credit for the course. This handout has not been labelled but its date of distribution can be estimated between late March 1984 and early May 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 279

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