Item 30 - Sermon on downward mobility for Yale Divinity School

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-159-1-30


Sermon on downward mobility for Yale Divinity School


  • [between 1977 and 1979] (Creation)

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3 p. of textual records

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Item consists of a typescript for a sermon on downward mobility. Nouwen comments on the busyness at Yale University. Though Nouwen does not use the term 'downward mobility', he says that we live in an exciting world as we prepare and do ministry. Nouwen asks whether the excitement leads us to a deeper understanding and closeness to God, or whether it is a distraction. He invites the students to help each other to create the climate where they can confess the contradictions and help each other to find good disciplines, like Jesus.

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Draft contains annotation: "Sermon: Y.D.S." (top, centre).
Found on pages 130-131.

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2000 02


Box 37

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