Thursday, July 12, 2012

At work today in the Henri Nouwen Archives

Michael Christensen reviews Henri Nouwen's Original Journals in Archives
The Henri J. M. Nouwen Archives &  Research Collection at the University of Toronto (St. Michael's College) is a warm and welcoming place.

This is my 4th visit to the Archives to review unpublished journals and manuscripts by Henri Nouwen (my professor at Yale) so that Rebecca Laird and I can complete the developmental editing of the third and final volume in the Spiritual Trilogy being published by HarperCollins.

These posthumous books by Nouwen are based on his courses on Christian Spirituality at Yale and Harvard, and his unpublished manuscripts and journals.  The series moves from questions to movements to connections:


Volume One is on  Spiritual Direction:  Living the Questions of the Spiritual Life  (available now)
Volume Two is on  Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit (available now)
Volume Three is on Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life (scheduled for release in 2013)


Jessica Barr, Archives Assistant, with Michael Christensen in Special Collections, Kellly Library