Item 08 - Notes for sermon on spiritual life

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-159-1-08

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Notes for sermon on spiritual life

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  • June 1980 (Creation)

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4 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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Item consists of handwritten notes by Nouwen for a sermon on the spiritual life, likely given at a conference on prayer, at the Community of Celebration (Woodland Park, CO). Nouwen talks about how many Christians feel a heavy burden to save and redeem the world. He suggests instead that when Christians feel the need to be relevant, spectacular, and powerful, these are the temptations of Satan. Nouwen argues for the discipline to convert loneliness to solitude, and solitude to community.

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Previous item number: 69-457A-6.
Found on pages 23-26.

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2000 02

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Box 37

Previous Item Number

69-457A-6

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