The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen by Deirdre LaNoueThe Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen by Deirdre LaNoue

The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen

byDeirdre LaNoue

Paperback | January 10, 2000

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In 1969, the year following the death of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen published his first book. Who, reading Intimacy: Essays in Pastoral Psychology, at the time could have guessed that its 37 year old Dutch priest-author would become one of the most popular spiritual writers of the 20th-century?Unlike Merton, whose strictly spiritual writings appealed almost exclusively to Roman Catholics, Nouwen had an enormous following among Protestants as well as Catholics. What was it about this man and his work that so resonated with the American psyche over the past thirty years?In The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen, Deidre LaNoue analyzes Nouwen's voluminous writings in the context of his life and times, providing a key to his more than forty individual books as well as a cogent summary of his contribution to the spiritual lives of millions of people. The book includes a complete bibliography of Nouwen's writings as well as a Scripture index of his books.
Title:The Spiritual Legacy of Henri NouwenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.96 × 5.95 × 0.59 inPublished:January 10, 2000Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826413633

ISBN - 13:9780826413635

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"LaNoue gives a convincing account of what must have inspired Father Nouwen, and a plausible account of what may have motivated him to exceed at so many academic, literary, and pastoral tasks."--The B.C. Catholic, February 26, 2001