Item 07 - Sermon on care

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-153-07


Sermon on care


  • March 1974 (Creation)

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7 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a typescript of "With Care", a sermon on the care of the sick and pastoral counseling given by Nouwen at Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College, on March 10, 1974. Nouwen argues that cure without care is more harmful than helpful even in the professional setting. He asks: What does it mean to care? How do we become a caring community around the person who is suffering? Nouwen urges his listeners to go beyond the professional to the human in the "caring" professions. Similar ideas were published in "Out of Solitude".

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Draft contains annotation: "File: Nouwen: Sermons" (top, right corner).
Found on pages 47-56.

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2000 01


Box 36

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