Item 1781 - The beloved of God: the spiritual search for meaning in living and dying

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CA ON00389 F4-9-1-1781

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The beloved of God: the spiritual search for meaning in living and dying

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  • October 1992 (Creation)

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2 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a 2 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled. ‘The Beloved of God’, published in Sojourners, Vol. 21, No. 8, October 1992, pp. 22-23. This item is identified as an excerpt from Nouwen’s forthcoming book, Life of the Beloved. Nouwen begins by writing, ‘As the one who is chosen, blessed, broken and given, you are called to live your life with a deep inner joy and peace’. Nouwen goes on to say that our lives are changed radically when we recognize ourselves as being sent into the world. ‘Put simply, life is a God-given opportunity to become who we are, to affirm our own true spiritual nature, claim our truth, appropriate and integrate the reality of our being, but most of all , to say yes to the One who calls us the Beloved’. Nouwen goes on to write then, of the meaning of our life and death; the reality of the ‘hereafter’ and suggests that ‘Eternal life is not some great surprise that comes at one at the end of our existence in time; it is rather, the full revelation of what we have been and have lived all along’.

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Access copies (3) available in Access Copies - Published Works, Articles by Nouwen, Box 2.

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Published in Sojourners 21, no. 8 (October 1992): 22-23.
This item is an excerpt from, Nouwen, Henri: Life of the Beloved, The Crossroad Publishing Co., New York, N.Y., 1992.

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2000 01

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Box 298

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61-400

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