Item 2127 - The wounded healer: ministry in contemporary society

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CA ON00389 1-9-7-2127


The wounded healer: ministry in contemporary society


  • 1972 (Creation)

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157 p. of textual records. - illustrated

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Item consists of a book which Nouwen wrote about being a minister in contemporary society. The book has been divided into the following: Introduction, The Four Open Doors; Chapter I: Ministry in a Dislocated World, The Search of Nuclear Man; Chapter II: Ministry for a Rootless Generation, Looking into the Fugitive's Eyes; Chapter III: Ministry to a Hopeless Man, Waiting for Tomorrow; Chapter IV: Ministry by a Lonely Minister, The Wounded Healer; Conclusion, A Forward Thrust.
As is stated on the front flap: "Noting that modern man is above all a suffering man--he is psychologically wounded by lack of hope, by loneliness, by the predicament of rootlessness--Professor Nouwen explains why the minister of today can only help others deal with these problems if he is willing to go beyond his professional role and leave himself open as a fellow human being with his own wounds and suffering."

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Garden City, NY : Doubleday, c1972.
"The chapter 'Ministry for a Rootless Generation' first appeared as 'Generation without Fathers' in Commonweal on June 12, 1970. . . ."

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Dedication: "To Colin and Phyllis Williams".

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2000 01

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