Author: Henri J M Nouwen
Publisher: Ave Maria
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In this thought-provoking talk on the meaning of Christian healing, Henri Nouwen explores the relationship between mourning and dancing. Nouwen explains that healing is mourning as well as dancing and that while the world is subject to the forces of evil, we belong in the embrace of God. If we deny the pain of our losses, bearing them stoically and refusing to mourn, we cannot be healed. And without healing, we cannot join in the dance. First given just a few years before Nouwen’s death in 1996, this presentation remains powerful and significant today.
Henri J M Nouwen is one of the most popular spiritual writers of our time. He wrote more than forty books, among them the bestselling Out of Solitude. He taught at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Yale and Harvard Universities. From 1986 until his death in 1996, he was part of the L’Arche Daybreak community in Toronto, where he shared his life with people with mental disabilities.