Item 1730 - Unambiguous care

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1730

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Unambiguous care

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  • Spring - Summer 1988 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a 1 column article by Henri Nouwen entitled ‘Unambiguous Care’, published in Jubilee: Social Concerns and the Episcopal Church, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1988, p. 19. This item is an excerpt from Henri Nouwen: ‘Out of Solitude’, 1974. Nouwen begins by asking, ‘what does it mean to care?. He notes the various ways in which care is used in daily speech but goes on to point out that ‘real care excludes indifference and is the opposite of antipathy. Nouwen points to our discomfort at looking at care as anything other than the strong helping the weak. ‘…we feel quite uncomfortable with an invitation to enter into someone’s pain before doing something about it’. Nouwen concludes by suggesting that the friend who can sit with us in a moment of despair not knowing what to do –‘that is the friend who cares’.

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Published in Jubilee 5, no. 1 (spring - summer 1988): p.19.
This item is an excerpt from Nouwen, Henri: Out of Solitude, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame IN., 1974.

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2000 01

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Box 297

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