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The Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection

Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God

Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Seach for GodThe enduring legacy of the world's bestselling spiritual writer.

Eleven years after his death in 1996, the influence of Henri Nouwen -- one of the bestsellling spiritual writers of our time -- continues to grow. With an appeal that crosses religious and denominational boundaries, Nouwen's work touches an ever-widening audience od students, ministers, and spiritual seekers. Henri Nouwen Societies have been established in several countries and scores of retreats and conferences have focused on his spiritual insights.

The essays gathered here were presented at a conference in Toronto marking the anniversary of his death. They include contributions from members of Nouwen's family, companions and colleagues from the L'Arche community, friends, scholars, and notable writers including Mary Jo Leddy, Michael Higgins, Michael O'Laughlin, and Sue Mosteller. Together they assess the reasons for Nouwen's extraordinary popularity and the relevance of his spiritual message today.

Jonathan Bengtson is the former Director of the Kelly Library t the University of St Michael's College.

Gabrielle Earnshaw works as archivist of the Henri J.M. Nouwen Archives and Research Collection at the University of St Michael’s in Toronto.

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