Item 2295 - Our greatest gift: a meditation on dying and caring

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CA ON00389 1-9-7-2295

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Our greatest gift: a meditation on dying and caring

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  • 1994 (Creation)

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118 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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Item consists of a book written by Nouwen about death. The book has been divided into the following: Acknowledgments; Prologue: Befriending Death; Introduction: Grace Hidden in Powerlessness; Part One: Dying Well, Chapter One: We are Children of God, Chapter Two: We are Brothers and Sisters of Each Other, Chapter Three: We are Parents of Generations to Come; Part Two: Caring Well, Chapter Four: You are a Child of God, Chapter Five: You are Brothers and Sisters of Each Other, Chapter Six: You are Parents of Generations to Come; Conclusion: The Grace of the Resurrection; Epilogue: Death: A Loss and a Gift.
As is stated on the flaps: ". . . .When we contemplate with compassion the suffering and pain both around the world and close to home, we receive a gift: a reminder of the 'great human sameness' of 'all of us [who] will die and participate in the same end.'. . . And although the contours of an afterlife are unknowable, when we face death with hope we make the choice of faith. . . ."

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San Francisco, Calif. : HarperSanFrancisco, c1994.

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Dedication: "To Marina Nouwen-San Giorgi, my sister-in-law, whose courage and joy were a great inspiration. She died in the early morning of May 8, 1993. May this book honor her."

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2000 01

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65-436

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