Item 10 - The silence of God

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CA ON00389 1-1-2-159-1-10

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The silence of God

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  • 1980 (Creation)

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4 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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Item consists of two draft typescripts of "The Silence of God", a Lenten meditation regarding Jesus before the Sanhedrin, Pilate and Herod. Nouwen argues that as Jesus stands before his accusers he is silent, not out of disdain or arrogance, but because those asking him to perform are doing so from curiosity and sensationalism. Nouwen suggests that Jesus only speaks when we come with a real desire to know him and receive his word into our hearts. This is one meditation in a Lenten series given by Nouwen at Battell Chapel in 1980.

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Found on pages 33-36.

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2000 02

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Box 37

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69-457A-8

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