The Return of the Prodigal Son

With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on ...

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0804152128

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable 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. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. 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 God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.





Henri Nouwen and the Return of the Prodigal Son

"Earnshaw provides a detailed account of how the book came to be written, shedding light on Nouwen's writing process and aspects of his life experience that influenced his insights and ideas"--

Author: Gabrielle Earnshaw

Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)

ISBN: 9781640601697

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is Henri Nouwen's most popular book, selling seven million copies since its publication in 1992. What accounts for its ongoing popularity as a spiritual classic? Drawing from extensive research in Nouwen's archives, author and Chief Archivist for the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust, Gabrielle Earnshaw, provides a detailed account of how the book came to be written, shedding light on Nouwen's writing process and aspects of his life experience that influenced his insights and ideas. Earnshaw examines Nouwen's intellectual formation as well as the impact of his family and friends on the shape of the book. Letters, many published here for the first time, give us a privileged look at Henri's world during the nine years he took to complete the book. Earnshaw considers how it compares to other books published at the same time to place the work and its author in a historical, cultural and religious/spiritual context. Finally, she explores how Nouwen himself was changed by the book and why twenty-three later it continues to touch the hearts and minds of 21st century readers.


The Return of the Prodigal Son

Hermione Chase. Inspector Philip Graves The Return of the Prodigal Son
HERMIONE CHASE The Return of the Prodigal Son By Hermione Chase The.
Front Cover.

Author: Hermione Chase

Publisher: Hermione Chase

ISBN: 1310021724

Category:

Page: 85

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New Scotland Yard detective Philip Graves is plagued by nightmares from his past as his partner is killed in a fire during a stakeout. Blaming senior management he is given sick leave at a time when he hears that his estranged father has been attacked and is in a critical condition. He travels home to be at his parents side, but can't help becoming involved in the investigation into the attack on his father. He makes contact with senior officers in the town of Willenbury and is drawn into a series of macabre murders steeped in the past including the discovery of a mummified body encased inside a bridge column. Others are uncovered that take the investigation back to a fire at an orphanage in 1953 and the discovery of a past Graves never knew he had, kept hidden through suppressed memories.

The Return of the Prodigal Son Anniversary Edition

RETURN PRODIGAL SON A N N we R s a R Y e d T o N A Special Two-in-One
Volume, Including Home Tonight ^ HENRI J. M. NOU WEN Foreword by James
Martin, SJ < 2016 Convergent Omnibus Edition The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 0451496043

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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With a preface by James Martin, SJ. A specially-priced two-in-one omnibus gift edition of Henri Nouwen's bestselling The Return of the Prodigal Son and it's companion and prequel Home Tonight. In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt's depiction of the powerful Gospel story "The Return of the Prodigal Son," Henri Nouwen probes 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's journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, capativating 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. Coupled with the lectures that inspired the book and originally collected in Home Tonight, this special 2-in-1 omnibus will be the definitive edition of the spiritual classic.



Prodigal Son

Vasilii Shukshin in Soviet Russian Culture John Givens. Chapter Seven Return of
the Prodigal Son Very few events have taken place in recent times in our art that
have so shaken the social and aesthetic self - consciousness of the viewer .

Author: John Givens

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810117709

Category: Art

Page: 268

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A wildly prolific director, actor, and writer, Vasilii Shukshin (1929-74) reached more Soviets in more media than perhaps any other artist in the post-Stalinist USSR. This first English-language study of Shukshin and his work is thus a portrait of the culture of Soviet Russia after Stalin. John Givens begins with Shukshin's position between cultural realms and social strata: his abandoned peasant heritage in Siberia as the son of a purged kulak on the one hand and his life as a successful artist in Moscow on the other. Givens shows how this clash of cultures and identities was both a burden and the driving force of Shukshin's art-and how it represents a central dichotomy between rural and urban culture in Soviet Russia.This work provides new terms for rereading the culture of Shukshin's time- terms that take up notions of demographic displacement, class difference, and blurred boundaries among genres, audiences, and arts.

History of Art

The Return of the Prodigal Son . c . 1665. Oil on canvas , 8'8 " X 6'734 " ( 2.6 x 2.1
m ) . Hermitage Museum , St. Petersburg Rembrandt opened a new field in the
history of painting . It is the world which lies behind visible appearances , but is ...

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131828957

Category: Art

Page: 1031

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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

Return of the Prodigal Son

She thought of all the times she'd seen tearful parents in the news pleading for
the return of their children. Such stories always touched her mother's heart and
made her react with complete sympathy. She'd always wondered how ordinary ...

Author: Ruth Langan

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 9780373271931

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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Home Tonight

This captivating book was created from never-before-published materials that formed the basis of the small workshop inspired by Nouwen’s intimate encounter with Rembrandt’s painting.

Author: Henri Nouwen

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385514174

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Home Tonight follows the path of Henri Nouwen’s spiritual homecoming. More than three years prior to writing his great classic, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Nouwen suffered a personal breakdown followed by a time of healing solitude when he encountered Rembrandt’s famous painting. Within his solitude he reflected on and identified with the parable’s characters and experienced profound and inspiring life lessons. This captivating book was created from never-before-published materials that formed the basis of the small workshop inspired by Nouwen’s intimate encounter with Rembrandt’s painting. Readers are led to welcome their unique Belovedness through practices of “spiritual listening,” journaling, and communing with God, thus connecting personally with the unique, unconditional love of the One who created them. Home Tonight is a practical guide for the inner journey home.

Teaching the Bible

At the opening of the class session I may project Rembrandt's The Return of the
Prodigal Son on the screen at the front of the room. When the students are settled
I divide the class into groups of four. One member of each group is designated ...

Author: Mark Roncace

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 158983674X

Category: Education

Page: 472

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While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.

The Return of the Prodigal

It is noteworthy that contrary to the parables of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin,
the father did not pursue or go to the 'far country' to bring this son back home.
Instead, he waited patiently at home for the prodigal son to come to his senses
and ...

Author: Ope Banwo

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1591604907

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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The Prodigal Son Or the Sinner s Return to God

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342834877

Category:

Page: 594

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.