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Jesus : a gospel
Nouwen, Henri J. M.
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Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books [2001]

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xvi, 150 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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BT306.43 .N68 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Seamlessly woven from his many writings, Nouwen juxtaposes gospel texts with his own reflections on the life of Christ. Includes 12 illustrations by Rembrandt.

Author Notes

He was born in the Netherlands in 1932. An ordained priest and gifted teacher, he taught at several universities including Notre Dame, Harvard and Yale. He was a missionary in Peru. He died of a heart attack in 1996.

(Publisher Provided) Henri J. M. Nouwen was born in Nijkerk, The Netherlands on January 24, 1932. He was ordained a priest in 1957. He taught theology at Yale University Divinity School from 1971 to 1981 and at Harvard Divinity School from 1983 to 1985. He was the pastor at Daybreak, the L'Arche community for the mentally handicapped in Toronto, Canada from 1986 to 1996. He wrote over 30 books on spirituality, healing, and ministry including Reaching Out, The Genesee Diary, The Wounded Healer, The Road to Daybreak, The Return of the Prodigal Son, and Can You Drink the Cup? He died of a heart attack on September 21, 1996 at the age of 64.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Permissionsp. x
Introductionp. xi
God's Way
Spiritual Livingp. 3
God's Hidden Wayp. 5
Descending with Jesusp. 7
God and the Worldp. 10
The Gospel Begins
The Annunciationp. 15
The Visitationp. 18
Childhoodp. 20
Baptism and Temptationp. 23
Reaching Out
Jesus' Preaching in Nazarethp. 27
The Family of Jesusp. 30
Conversation with Nicodemusp. 32
A Call to Friendshipp. 34
His Ministry and Oursp. 36
A Sermon on a Mountainsidep. 39
Who Is to Blame?p. 44
Seeking the Kingdomp. 46
The Prayer of the Phariseep. 50
The Rich Young Manp. 51
The Loaves and the Fishesp. 53
The Sending of the Disciplesp. 55
Jesus Walks upon the Seap. 57
Finding Meaning in Our Life and Timesp. 59
The Woman at the Wellp. 63
Welcoming the Childp. 66
Entering the Heart of the Gospel
Peter Realizes Who Jesus Isp. 71
Predictions of the Passionp. 73
Teaching in Parablesp. 75
Drinking the Cupp. 77
The Raising of Lazarusp. 79
Entry into Jerusalemp. 81
Washing the Disciples' Feetp. 83
The Last Supperp. 86
Betrayal by One of the Twelvep. 89
The Farewell Discoursep. 91
For This I Have Come
Prayer in the Gardenp. 97
The Arrest of Jesusp. 99
The Trialp. 102
Jesus Is Scourgedp. 104
The Road to Golgothap. 106
The Cross of Jesusp. 109
Death and Darknessp. 111
Burialp. 113
Death and Darkness Are Overcome
Mary of Magdalap. 117
The Appearance by the Seap. 119
The Encounter at Emmausp. 121
Jesus Questions Peterp. 125
Others Will Lead Youp. 127
All of Humanity Is Includedp. 129
Spiritual Firep. 131
"He Will Come Again"p. 133
Jesus, A Gospel
Conclusionp. 137
Notesp. 145
Sourcesp. 147
Index of Biblical Passagesp. 149