skip to content
Jean Vanier : portrait of a free man Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Jean Vanier : portrait of a free man

Author: Anne-Sophie Constant
Publisher: Walden, New York : Plough Publishing House, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"It's a crazy story. In August 1964 a thirty-six-year-old Canadian from a famous family--one who has already joined the navy during war at age thirteen, become an officer, earned a PhD, and taught ethics at the University of Toronto--takes up residence in a little house he just bought in the village of Trosly, France, with two mentally disabled men he has removed from a care home. The house, which he calls l'Arche  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Constant, Anne-Sophie, author.
Jean Vanier
Walden, NY : Plough Publishing House, 2019
(DLC) 2019011224
Named Person: Jean Vanier; Jean Vanier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Sophie Constant
ISBN: 9780874861402 0874861403
OCLC Number: 1089839058
Description: 164 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Child of war --
Navy officer --
Disciple --
Founder --
Spiritual master --
Pilgrim --
Messenger.
Other Titles: Jean Vanier.
Responsibility: Anne-Sophie Constant ; translated by Allen Page.

Abstract:

Winner of the Templeton prize in 2015.Mentor to Henri Nouwen and founder of the L'Arche community, which featured prominently in Nouwen's life.Subject of the recent film Summer in the Forest.Timely  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Every time one meets Jean Vanier, one has a sense of new horizons opening up, of a new vision opening before one's eyes of what it is to be human and of what it is to be in a community.--Justin Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1089839058> # Jean Vanier : portrait of a free man
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1089839058#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Jean Vanier.
    library:oclcnum "1089839058" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8974950440#Person/vanier_jean_1928_2019> ; # Jean Vanier
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/267.182092/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BX4705> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8974950440#Organization/arche_association> ; # Arche (Association)
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8974950440#Person/constant_anne_sophie> ; # Anne-Sophie Constant
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description "Child of war -- Navy officer -- Disciple -- Founder -- Spiritual master -- Pilgrim -- Messenger."@en ;
    schema:description ""It's a crazy story. In August 1964 a thirty-six-year-old Canadian from a famous family--one who has already joined the navy during war at age thirteen, become an officer, earned a PhD, and taught ethics at the University of Toronto--takes up residence in a little house he just bought in the village of Trosly, France, with two mentally disabled men he has removed from a care home. The house, which he calls l'Arche (the Ark), has neither water nor electricity. His plan? None. He is just convinced he has to do it, touched by the silent cry of these men shut up in the gloomy, violent institution where he found them. His example is contagious; within months the community has grown to over fifty. Jean Vanier is known and loved around the world for having created L'Arche, those unique communities of people with disabilities and their volunteer caregivers in more than one hundred and fifty sites on five continents. But Vanier is also a philosopher, a spiritual master who touches believers and nonbelievers alike, a tireless messenger of peace and ecumenism, and an adventurer with life full of twists and turns. [This] literary biography paints a rare portrait of this extraordinary man and the events and influences that shaped his destiny."--Publisher's description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/8974950440> ; # Jean Vanier.
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8974950440#CreativeWork/jean_vanier> ;
    schema:name "Jean Vanier : portrait of a free man"@en ;
    schema:productID "1089839058" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780874861402> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1089839058> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8974950440#Person/constant_anne_sophie> # Anne-Sophie Constant
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Constant" ;
    schema:givenName "Anne-Sophie" ;
    schema:name "Anne-Sophie Constant" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8974950440#Person/vanier_jean_1928_2019> # Jean Vanier
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1928" ;
    schema:deathDate "2019" ;
    schema:familyName "Vanier" ;
    schema:givenName "Jean" ;
    schema:name "Jean Vanier" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8974950440#CreativeWork/jean_vanier>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Jean Vanier" ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1089839058> ; # Jean Vanier : portrait of a free man
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/8974950440> # Jean Vanier.
    schema:name "Jean Vanier." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780874861402>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0874861403" ;
    schema:isbn "9780874861402" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.