Theology of the Body for Beginners

Author: Christopher West
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ISBN: 9781934217856
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"According to Pope John Paul II, if we live according to the true meaning of our sexuality, we "fulfill the very meaning of [our] being and existence." The human body is a "theology" because it is meant to be a sign of God's own life and love in the world. With clarity and precision, Christopher West unpacks John Paul II's Theology of the Body, translating it into a language everyone can understand"--Amazon.

Theology of the Body for Beginners

Author: Christopher West
Publisher: Ascension Press
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Broken families, abortion, AIDS, Internet pornography, sexual abuse scandals, homosexual marriage, our Church and our world are in the midst of a profound sexual crisis. Is there a way out? For such a time as this have we been given Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Based on the words of Jesus, Blessed John Paul II’s famous reflections on the body and sex take us to the root of the modern crisis and chart the path to an authentic sexual liberation. Yet the late Pope’s dense scholarship often intimidates the average person. In his previous book, Theology of the Body Explained, Christopher West offered a more detailed, six-hundred page commentary on Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Here, he provides a short and popular summary of the Pope’s revolutionary teaching. What is the meaning of life? Why did God create us male and female? Why is there evil in the world and how do we overcome it? How do we attain true happiness on earth? What kind of joys await us in heaven? How can we experience the love we long for in the depth of our hearts? The first edition of Theology of the Body for Beginners (2004) quickly became an international best-seller. This freshly revised and expanded edition is based on Dr. Michael Waldstein’s much improved translation of John Paul IIís catechesis. New for this edition: All quotations have been updated with the new translation. Key insights discovered through Dr. Waldstein’s access to the John Paul II archives have been incorporated. The outline of the text has been substantially reorganized to reflect the newly discovered outline of Blessed John Paul II’s original manuscript. Blessed John Paul II’s “hidden” and previously untranslated addresses are summarized.

Men Women and the Mystery of Love

Author: Edward Sri
Publisher: Franciscan Media
ISBN: 1616362138
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Love and Responsibility brilliantly sheds light on the mysterious dynamics between men and women and challenges us to live those dynamics better.—From the Introduction The essential background to the Theology of the Body! Father Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) published Love and Responsibility in 1960, the fruit of his pastoral work, particularly among young people. His analysis of the true meaning of human love is life-transforming and practical, shedding light on real issues between men and women. Edward Sri unpacks the contents of this great work, making it accessible to every reader. The author emphasizes the down-to-earth nature of Love and Responsibility, helping readers appropriate practical information on such topics as: how to determine if a relationship is one of authentic love or is doomed to failure the problem of pornography the meaning of friendship how to achieve greater intimacy in marriage and much more. Study questions with each chapter make this a valuable resource not only for individual personal reading but also for small group study.

The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body

Author: Donald H. Calloway, M.I.C.
Publisher: Ascension Press
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The Church’s Marian beliefs have constantly shed light on other teachings, and the Theology of the Body is no exception. In this compilation of essays, some of the world’s most foremost Mariologists and experts on the Theology of the Body share their insights on how Mary illuminates the message of the Theology of the Body in a profound way. As the Mother of God, Mary provided Jesus with His body, a body that would be offered on the cross for our redemption. She bore witness to His bodily resurrection and ascension, and she herself was assumed bodily into heaven. Through an understanding of Mary’s role in salvation history, we are able to see more clearly our personal roles in the Christian life. In this book you will learn about: The nuptial meaning of the body in the marriage of Joseph and Mary The Immaculate Conception and the human person The significance of Mary as virgin and mother The Virgin mary and the culture of life The image of God in the image of Mary as model Christian …and more!

Man and Woman He Created Them

Author: Pope John Paul II
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A new critical translation of Pope John Paul II's talks on the Theology of the Body by the internationally renowned biblical scholar Michael Waldstein. With meticulous scholarship and profound insight, Waldstein presents John Paul II's magnificent vision

Theology of the Body Explained

Author: Christopher West
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 9780852446003
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Christopher West makes John Paul II's theology of the body available for the first time to people at all levels within the Christian community. Love, sexuality, and human flourishing are inseparable. Those who doubted this will find West's book a transforming experience, and those who have been wounded will find liberation and peace. A wonderful education on the meaning of being human. Christopher West teaches the theology of the body and sexual ethics at St John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. He is also visiting faculty member of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia.

The Human Person

Author: J. Brian Bransfield
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ISBN: 9780819833945
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In the 20th Century three social revolutions--the industrial, sexual and technological revolutions--challenged the religious convictions of many. John Paul II's teaching on the theology of the body was his response to the resulting societal shifts. In this volume, Fr. Bransfield has done what no other author has: he explores John Paul's response to the challenges raised by these revolutions. In this context Bransfield then explores how TOB leads us to live the fullness of the Christian life. -Ideal for readers interested in Theology of the Body -Accessible and readable exploration of John Paul II's writings -Points out how an understanding of the theology of the body leads to life in the Spirit -Reflections on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the virtues and the beatitudes