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Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen

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For a Christian, Jesus is the man in whom it has indeed become manifest that revolution and conversion cannot be separated in man's search for experiential transcendence. His appearance in our midst has made it undeniably clear that changing the human heart and changing human society are not separate tasks, but are as interconnected as the two beams of the cross.

Jesus was a revolutionary, who did not become an extremist, since he did not offer an ideology, but Himself. He was also a mystic, who did not use his intimate relationship with God to avoid the social evils of his time, but shocked his milieu to the point of being executed as a rebel. In this sense he also remains for nuclear man the way to liberation and freedom.


A Remarkable Life -- The Henri Nouwen Story, From the Henri Nouwen Society

Featured Writings

Nouwen, Henri J.M., In Memoriam, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN, pp.62

Walking with Henri Nouwen: A Reflective Journey, by Robert Waldron, Paulist Press, New York, pp. 104

Nouwen, Henri, The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life: Reaching Out, Doubleday, New York, pp. 165

Nouwen, Henri, Jesus: A Gospel, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, pp. 150

Nouwen, Henri, With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, pp. 128

Nouwen, Henri, Behold The Beauty of the Lord: Praying with Icons, Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN, pp. 80

Nouwen, Henri, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Meditation on Fathers, Brothers and Sons, Doubleday, New York, pp. 142