Carol A. Berry

Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of the Compassionate Life
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Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
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4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

Welcome back to Northshire our dear friend Carol A. Berry when she presents Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of the Compassionate Life. Berry has been studying Vincent van Gogh since 1979, and spent years under the instruction of Henri J.M. Nouwen. She has traveled throughout Europe retracing van Gogh's life, visiting the towns and villages in The Netherlands, Belgium, and France, where van Gogh lived and worked.

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 At the request of Henri Nouwen's literary estate, she has written this book, which includes unpublished material recorded from Nouwen's lectures.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.

Carol A. Berry is an artist, art educator, and lecturer at the Vermont Humanities Council, and the author of Vincent Van Gogh: His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art in the Modern Spiritual Masters series.

Berry has been studying Vincent van Gogh since 1979, and spent years under the instruction of Henri J.M. Nouwen. She has traveled throughout Europe retracing van Gogh's life, visiting the towns and villages in The Netherlands, Belgium, and France, where van Gogh lived and worked. She has also published chapters in the books Compassionate Eschatology: The Future as Friend and Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God. She has an MA in art education from California State University.

Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of the Compassionate Life Cover Image
By Carol A. Berry, Sue Mosteller Csj (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780830846511
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Published: IVP Books - May 7th, 2019

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