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The return of the prodigal son : a story of homecoming

Author: Henri J M Nouwen
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1994. ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Image books editionView all editions and formats
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A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements  Read more...
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Named Person: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn; Henri J M Nouwen; Henri J M Nouwen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henri J M Nouwen
ISBN: 0385473079 9780385473071
OCLC Number: 29220908
Notes: "Image books."
Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Rembrandt and the Younger Son --
The Younger Son Leaves --
The Younger Son's Return --
Rembrandt and the Elder Son --
The Elder Son Leaves --
The Elder Son's Return --
Rembrandt and the Father --
The Father Welcomes Home --
The Father Calls for a Celebration.
Responsibility: Henri J.M. Nouwen.
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A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son's return, the father's restoration of sonship, the elder son's vengefulness, and the father's compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes the powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times"--Back cover.

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