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Broken wholeness : a critical analysis of Henri JM Nouwen's spirituality of vulnerability and its possible value for the current discourse on health and wholeness

dc.contributor.authorVan Der Merwe, Riaanen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-14T06:52:41Z
dc.date.available2017-11-14T06:52:41Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationVan Der Merwe, R. 2016. Broken wholeness : a critical analysis of Henri JM Nouwen's spirituality of vulnerability and its possible value for the current discourse on health and wholeness. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 2(2):589–606, doi:10.17570/stj.2016.v2n2.a26
dc.identifier.issn2413-9467 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2413-9459 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.17570/stj.2016.v2n2.a26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102478
dc.descriptionCITATION: Van Der Merwe, R. 2016. Broken wholeness : a critical analysis of Henri JM Nouwen's spirituality of vulnerability and its possible value for the current discourse on health and wholeness. Stellenbosch Theological Journal, 2(2):589–606, doi:10.17570/stj.2016.v2n2.a26.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za
dc.description.abstractThis essay investigates whether the counter-cultural spiritual formation theology of Henri Nouwen could make a significant contribution to the current discourse on an inclusive, gender-equitable, spirituality-based approach to holistic health. Three main relationships feature in the majority of Nouwen's works: the relationship to self, the relationship to others and the relationship to God. This foundational framework of Nouwen is used to structure this inquiry into the possible enduring value of certain core concepts that Nouwen developed within his triad of 'movements' toward wholeness. In his thinking about the movement of Reaching Out to our Fellow Human Beings, the concept of Vulnerability emerges as a key component of his theology and it will be the focus of this article. In a second article the value of Nouwen's seminal thinking on Embodiment (the movement of Reaching Out to our Innermost Self) and in a third his lifelong engagement with Mystery (the movement of Reaching Out to our God) will also be brought into discussion with current thinking.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://ojs.reformedjournals.co.za/index.php/stj/article/view/1399
dc.format.extent18 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherPieter de Waal Neethling Trust
dc.subjectVulnerabilityen_ZA
dc.titleBroken wholeness : a critical analysis of Henri JM Nouwen's spirituality of vulnerability and its possible value for the current discourse on health and wholenessen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderPieter de Waal Neethling Trust


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