File 2111 - Lecture notes and handouts for spring 1977 lecture course

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CA ON00389 1-7-1-2111

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Lecture notes and handouts for spring 1977 lecture course

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  • June 1975 - April 1977 (Creation)

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1.5 cm of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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File consists of a bound volume of typed and handwritten lecture notes and some handouts, primarily typed. As well, there are a number of handouts that have been bound into this volume. These handouts include two typed articles by Nouwen titled "The Minister as a Guiding Reminder" and "The Sustaining" as well as a copy of the periodical Occasional Papers: Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research (No. 2 March 1977), which contained Nouwen's article "Compassion: The Core of Spiritual Leadership". There are also typed handouts of excerpts from Igumen Chariton of Valamo's "The Art of Prayer", Thomas Merton's "Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander" and articles titled "The Guide" and "The Gospel according to Zen".

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There are reading notes relating to memory in Teaching materials - files 2097 and 2098.
There are reading notes on memory which can be found in a bound volume of miscellaneous notes which Nouwen used in the development of a draft of "Reaching Out". See Manuscript series, box 2, files 13 and 14.
The handouts by Nouwen titled "The Minister as a Guiding Reminder" and "The Sustaining" were published in 1977 as part of the book "The living reminder: service and prayer in memory of Jesus Christ". See Published works, item 2165.
Additional copies of the article "Compassion: The Core of Spiritual Leadership" can be found in the Published Works series, box 294, item 1598.

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Ministry and Spirituality (course code REL 433b) was taught by Nouwen during the spring semester of 1977. The class was held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. This course was based around the primary theme of memory and through his lectures, Nouwen hoped to discuss the relationship between ministry and spirituality on the basis of a theology of memory. The course also had guest speakers, including Daniel Berrigan, Parker Palmer, and Jim Wallis. Students were required to write reflection papers as well as a major paper. They were expected to participate in an additional weekly discussion in groups of six to eight people. Students were also encouraged to visit local monasteries. A teaching assistant to Nouwen for this course may have been Jim Antal.

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2000 01

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Box 270

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9-40

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