Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded

Sacred Heart University
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Includes Free Study Guide

Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded

Sacred Heart University
(4 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide

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Known for his heart-wrenching meditations on loneliness and longing, Henri Nouwen was one of the most popular and influential spiritual thinkers of the last century. Now, this series by Nouwen’s leading biographer brings you the whole story.

The author of Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen, Prof. Michael Higgins is the ranking authority on Nouwen. In 12 masterful lectures—available in audio and video—Prof. Higgins guides you through Nouwen’s most important works,

Audio Sample:

Known for his heart-wrenching meditations on loneliness and longing, Henri Nouwen was one of the most popular and influential spiritual thinkers of the last century. Now, this series by Nouwen’s leading biographer brings you the whole story.

The author of Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen, Prof. Michael Higgins is the ranking authority on Nouwen. In 12 masterful lectures—available in audio and video—Prof. Higgins guides you through Nouwen’s most important works, the evolution of his ideas, and the struggles of his spirit.

Throughout, you’ll gain penetrating insights into Nouwen’s personal life. This extra context will help you better understand the autobiographical nature of Nouwen’s books like The Return of the Prodigal Son and Life of the Beloved.

Born in the Netherlands, Nouwen was ordained as a Catholic priest and trained as a psychologist. A popular professor at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard, he was an advocate for the least among us.

His understanding of the deep connection between spirituality and mental health blossoms in his written works, where he ponders the heart’s restlessness and the agony of being human. A prolific writer himself, Prof. Higgins helps you delve into the complexity, mystery, and intensity of Nouwen’s thought.

Never one-dimensional, Nouwen’s spirituality for the wounded also presents us with genuine joy, boundless energy, and hope. Experience Nouwen as never before in this powerful series.

 ***Photo of Henri Nouwen by Frank Hamilton.

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  • Who Was This Enigmatic Priest?
  • Nouwen Pre-Second Vatican Council
  • And Then There Was Anton Boisen
  • From the Menninger to Notre Dame
  • Dom John Eudes and the Abbey of Genesee
  • From Latin America to Harvard
  • The Harvard Friends
  • Harvard’s Kierkegaard; Harvard’s van Gogh
  • Trosly and Daybreak
  • Cri de Coeur
  • The Gift of the Circus
  • The Prodigal and the Call of Death

Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D., is the leading biographer of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen. He is a celebrated scholar, an award-winning author and documentarian, and the Vatican affairs specialist for the Globe and Mail and CTV Network. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought and previously served as Professor of Religious Studies and Vice-President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University. He is also a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto. Previously, he served as the president of St. Jerome’s University in the University of Waterloo, and of St. Thomas University in New Brunswick.

Prof. Higgins has edited and co-edited, authored, and co-authored thirteen books including: Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton, The Jesuit Mystique, Power and Peril: The Catholic Church at the Crossroads, Stalking the Holy: The Pursuit of Saint-Making, and Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen. Dr. Higgins is the recipient of many awards, including the 2013 Gold Medal for International Radio Documentaries awarded by the New York Festivals. He is a regular contributor to Commonweal and the Literary Review of Canada and a columnist for the Telegraph-Journal and the Irish Catholic

Praise for Michael Higgins

“Michael Higgins is a first rate public intellectual. His is among the most erudite and astute voices in matters of spirituality and culture that we have in North America today.”
– Prof. Joseph Raab,
Co-Editor of The Merton Annual

“Michael Higgins is a gifted writer and speaker whose work on major spiritual figures such as Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen and others guarantees that his listener is in for a banquet of rich, spiritual, and life-giving fare.”
– Paul M Pearson, Director,
Thomas Merton Center

“Dr. Michael Higgins is truly one of the luminaries of the contemporary Catholic intellectual tradition which he has served and enhanced during his rich professional life as a writer and journalist. Consider any one of his numerous contributions to this essential feature of Catholic culture and be broadened, deepened, and enlightened in the wondrous richness of faith-filled engagement in the life of our world.”
– Kathleen Deignan, C.N.D., Ph.D.,
President, International Thomas Merton Society

4 reviews for Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality for the Wounded

  1. John F Bonella, Secane, Pa.

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    I have found Henri’s books to be inspiring. I have many of his works. The audio series brought him more to life and I have given the series to others to listen to so that his words will continue to be heard. His passing was to soon, but his legacy will live on.

  2. Rev. John

    A well-rounded look at the man and the priest-scholar.

    The retreat on Nouwen provided a well-rounded look at the man and the priest-scholar. One really understands his work much better with this insightful look into his life–his accomplishments as well as his demons.

  3. Leona

    A comprehensive picture of the life and work of Henri Nouwen.

    Michael Higgins presents a comprehensive picture of the life and work of Henri Nouwen. He connects the inner struggles of Nouwen with his writings. I had a deep appreciation for the depth of Henri Nouwen’s struggles when I finished these tapes.

  4. Deacon Wally

    This set caused me to appreciate more his writings and struggles.

    Having read a lot of Nouwen’s writing I was surprised at many aspects of his life. Learning these things caused me to appreciate more his writings and struggles.

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