Learning From Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of the Compassionate Life
:Carol Berry and her husband met and befriended Henri Nouwen when she sat in his course on compassion at Yale Divinity School in the 1970s. At the request of Henri Nouwen's literary estate, she has written this book, which includes...
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:Carol Berry and her husband met and befriended Henri Nouwen when she sat in his course on compassion at Yale Divinity School in the 1970s. At the request of Henri Nouwen's literary estate, she has written this book, which includes unpublished material recorded from Nouwen's lectures. As an art educator, Berry is uniquely situated to develop Nouwen's work on Vincent van Gogh and to add her own research. She fills in background on the much misunderstood spiritual context of van Gogh's work, and reinterprets van Gogh's art (presented here in full color) in light of Nouwen's lectures. Berry also brings in her own experience in ministry, sharing how Nouwen and van Gogh, each in his own way, led her to the richness and beauty of the compassionate life.
- :foreword: Sue Mosteller, C.s.j.
- Introduction: Encountering Henri And Vincent
- <strong>part One: Solidarity</strong>
- 1. Henri: Vincent Cries Out With Those Who Suffer
- 2. Vincent: A Time Of Solidarity
- 3. My Story: Learning To Live In Solidarity
- <strong>part Two: Consolation</strong>
- 4. Henri: Vincent Feels Deeply The Wounds Of Life
- 5. Vincent: The Art Of Consolation
- 6. My Story: Consoling And Being Consoled
- <strong>part Three: Comfort</strong>
- 7. Henri: Vincent Offers Glimpses Of Hope
- 8. Vincent: Comforting Through Pictures
- 9. My Story: Glimpses Of Comfort And Hope
- Conclusion: The Essence
- Image Credits