Item 1710 - The most profound basis for the sacredness of all human flesh: the bodily resurrection of Jesus

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The most profound basis for the sacredness of all human flesh: the bodily resurrection of Jesus


  • March 1987 (Creation)

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This item is a 4 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus: The Most Profound Basis for the Sacredness of All Human Flesh’, published in the New Oxford Review, LIV, No. 2, March 1987, pp. 15 – 18. This item is number 6 in a series of 10 articles from a diary kept by Nouwen while he was at L’Arche Trosley-Breuil, France, 1985-6. The entries begin February 28, 1986 and the first three are Nouwen’s reflections on a book by James Bentley entitled, ‘Secrets of Mount Sinai’. This book as Nouwen recounts it , covers the story of German scripture scholar, Tischendorf’s finding and removal of the Codex Sinaiticus from the Monastery of St Catherine. Nouwen finds the attitude of Tischendorf to the monks disdainful. Nouwen then follows with some thoughts related to the different endings of Mark’s gospel, about the resurrection of the body, Bentley’s reflection that he did not believe this and Nouwen’s own thoughts. In the last two entries Nouwen describes his feelings of being busy with nothing being accomplished and his sense of disconnection. The last entry is dated, March 11, 1986.

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Item is 6 of a series of 10 articles, later published in Nouwen, Henri, The Road to Daybreak, Doubleday & Co., N.Y. 1988. See also Published works series, items 1701, 1702, 1705, 1706, 1709, 1715, 1717, 1718, 1719.

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Published in New Oxford Review 54, no. 2 (March 1987): 15-18.

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