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Vanier, Jean 1928-

Works: 456 works in 1,323 publications in 16 languages and 12,828 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Devotional literature  History  Case studies  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Narrator, Contributor, Other, Editor, Creator, wpr, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Performer
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Finding peace by Jean Vanier( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Vanier reflects on recent world events, identifying the sources of conflict and fear within and among individuals, communities, and nations that thwart us in our quest for peace. Peace is not just the work of governments or armies or diplomats, he argues, but the task of each one of us. We can all become makers of peace. We can do our part. And though it's easy to be a lover of peace and much more difficult to be a worker for peace, Vanier shows us that ordinary people, unknown and unrecognized, are transforming our world little by little, finding peace in our neighbourhoods and lighting the way to change."--Jacket
Made for happiness : discovering the meaning of life with Aristotle by Jean Vanier( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming human by Jean Vanier( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work, originally broadcast on the CBC Radio series Ideas, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships and ourselves." "Our society shuns weakness and glorifies strength. By embracing weakness, however, we learn new ways of living and discover greater compassion, trust and understanding. This spirit of inclusion has extraordinary implications for the way we live our lives and build our communities."--Jacket
Community and growth by Jean Vanier( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the nature and meaning of community by the founder of L'Arche, the community for the mentally handicapped and their helpers
Living gently in a violent world : the prophetic witness of weakness by Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. They carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. --from publisher description
Man and woman He made them by Jean Vanier( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanier explores the implications of the relationship of man and woman from a Christian and community standpoint
Be not afraid by Jean Vanier( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and Chinese and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness : a guide to a good life : Aristotle for the new century by Jean Vanier( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using Aristotle as his launching pad, a contemporary philosopher explores, in the context of today's world, the notion of happiness and how each of us might best obtain it. To be happy, to know true happiness, is the profound desire of every man and woman. Jean Vanier, author of the international bestseller Becoming Human, offers a contemporary, practical application of philosophy that is simple without being simplistic, probing without being dogmatic. This thoughtful, intelligent, and lucidly written book marries classical thought to contemporary challenges, nourishing and st
The broken body by Jean Vanier( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we discover the sources of wholeness, healing and hope amidst a broken and suffering world? The author examines the roots of brokenness with the Jewish and Christian traditions and the meaning of the Good News of Jesus for rour twentieth-century world. The book is written for all who wish to follow Jesus on the path to wholeness. The author call the reader to come closer to people who suffer. He offers hope and encouragement, and the assurance that peace and joy can be found but only by first accepting the reality of suffering and the cross in one's own life and in the lives of others
Drawn into the mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John by Jean Vanier( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Vanier celebrates the gospel of John in his highly anticipated latest work, Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John. Thoroughly personal and inspiring, it challenges all Christians to encounter the fullness of life lived in close communion with God. Vanier writes: "These insights that I share in this book come from the life of Jesus in me ... They also flow from my life with people who are weak and who have taught me to welcome Jesus from the place of the poverty in me." Jean Vanier was a friend and influential mentor to the late Henri Nouwen. Toward the end of his life, Nouwen left Harvard to live and work at one of Jean Vanier's L'Arche communities. This was perhaps the most profound experience of Christianity Nouwen experienced. The thought and spiritual direction/discipleship of Jean Vanier is available to all in Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John
Eruption to hope by Jean Vanier( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collections of talks and poems
Tears of silence by Jean Vanier( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Befriending the stranger by Jean Vanier( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Followers of Jesus by Jean Vanier( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and French and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pages of this book are a record of four talks given by Jean Vanier to major superiors of religious orders in Toronto. They deal with such fundamental ideas as discipleship, service, discernment of the Spirit, poverty, and prayer. Vanier, the son of the former Governor General of Canada, and the founder of L'Arche, a community for the care of mentally handicapped adults, is one of the most illuminating religious teachers of our day. His words and his life have served to inspire untold thousands of persons in many parts of the world. As he remarks in his introduction to this book, many persons want to be followers of Jesus. "We want to be just that, but our infidelities are so flagrant--our mediocrity, our lack of surrender, our riches in the face of His poverty...This book is dedicated to all who are trying to follow Him, be they Catholics or not. For many, like Gandhi, a Hindu, strive to walk in His footsteps. Together let us encourage each other, brothers and sisters, to walk in the path that He walked." (Back cover)
Jesus, the gift of love by Jean Vanier( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not since Fulton Sheen's majestic A Life of Christ has a writer captured for his time the beauty, the power, and the holiness of Jesus. But more than this, Jean Vanier writes with a go-to-the-heart simplicity that makes the man Jesus come alive in all his humanity, revealing his immense goodness and his bountiful love for everyone he meets." "This book is the story of Jesus as it is told in the four Gospels, brought together into one meditation. The author says that, "Together they give a clear portrait of Jesus as he was and as he lived, a clear vision of his message. From his conception to his death and resurrection, we see a man manifestly sent by God to reveal God, to point to a way of universal love, of truth, of justice, and of peace.""--Jacket
Jean Vanier : essential writings by Jean Vanier( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1964 Jean Vanier, a philosopher and former naval officer, moved into a dilapidated house in France with two companions and started the first L'Arche community. In time this grew into an international network of communities in which people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them share their lives together. Though Vanier's roots are Roman Catholic, the movement is deeply ecumenical and interfaith, and his message of compassion, community, and the dignity of the human person, has struck a universal chord. Pope John Paul II called him "a great spokesman for the culture of solidarity and the civilization of love.'" This collection, published to mark Vanter's 80th birthday, contains his essential writings."--Jacket
Seeing beyond depression by Jean Vanier( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handreiking voor het overwinnen van een depressie
La communauté, lieu du pardon et de la fête by Jean Vanier( Book )

67 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage est une sorte de mise au point sur les conditions nécessaires à une vie communautaire. Très sensible à la richesse de vie des plus démunis, Jean Vanier s'inspire non de théories, mais des découvertes accumulées au cours de ses nombreuses années d'expérience en ce domaine en tant que fondateur et animateur des communautés de l'Arche. Ce sont des pistes de réflexion empreintes de foi qu'il propose à tous ceux qui vivent un type ou l'autre d'aventure communautaire ou familiale
La bonheur; principe et fin de la morale aristotélicienne by Jean Vanier( Book )

20 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In weakness, strength; the spiritual sources of Georges P. Vanier, 19th Governor-General of Canada by Jean Vanier( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of a spiritual pilgrimage is remarkable for its restraint. The son of one who had undertaken important responsibilities in the service of his country, and who had been granted its highest honour, might well have used his own remarkable gifts of expression to portray his father's virtues and abilities. He does not do so. Instead, he gives us here vignettes of the impressions General Vanier made on others, some insights into his inner struggles as shown in private jottings, and leads us to see what became the ruling passion of his life, namely to work 'that God's will may be done'
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Living gently in a violent world : the prophetic witness of weakness
Alternative Names
Ioannes Vanier

Jean Vanier Canadees filosoof

Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian

Jean Vanier filosofo e filantropo canadese

Jean Vanier kanadischer Aktivist für Menschen mit Behinderung, Gründer der katholischen Organisation und Friedensbewegung „L'Arche“

Jean Vanier zakladatel komunit L'Arche

Van'ê, Žan.

Vanjē, Žans 1928-

Жан Ванье

جان فانيه

جان فانيه، 1928-

바니에, 장 1928-

바니에, 쟝 1928-

장 바니에

ヴァニエ, ジャン


バニエ, ジャン

バニエジャン 1928-


Made for happiness : discovering the meaning of life with AristotleBecoming humanCommunity and growthLiving gently in a violent world : the prophetic witness of weaknessMan and woman He made themHappiness : a guide to a good life : Aristotle for the new centuryThe broken bodyDrawn into the mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John