In CALLED TO LOVE, Carl Anderson, chairman of the world’s largest catholic service organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and religious significance of “the theology of the body” in language at once poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of man and women and their vocation to love. CALLED TO LOVE brings to life the tremendous gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully in their lives.
Christopher West, a diocesan director of marriage and family life, answers questions about human sexuality and marriage he often encounters in the numerous adult audiences he addresses. He provides thoughtful responses that present Catholic Church teaching in a fresh, thoroughly appealing and convincing manner.
Drawing from his own pastoral experience as a priest and bishop before he became Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla has produced a remarkably eloquent and resourceful defense of Catholic tradition in the sphere of family life and sexual morality.
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.
This book presents the majority of Pope John Paul II's popular and profound talks on love and sexuality, paraphrased in easy-to-read English. It collects three books in one: "Body and Gift" and "Purity of Heart" (previously available in hardcover) and the previously-unpublished "Heaven and Earth." According to the National Catholic Register, this paraphrase is "The perfect introduction to Pope John Paul II's theology of the body--pithy and simple, yet never simplistic."
From Genesis we know that God created men and women in His image and likeness, and from the first letter of John that "God is love." Therefore men and women are made in the image and likeness of Love. This isn't hard to see. Look at the design of the male and female bodies. They are made for each other. In fact, neither makes complete sense apart from the other. The man's body is made for a woman's body - made to be a life-giving gift to her; her body reveals his calling - and vice versa. In this book - which utilizes a dynamic, "flip" book design to be "two books in one" well-known chastity speaker and author Jason Evert unpacks the mystery of what is means to be male and female in light of the Theology of the Body in a language young people understand. Learn about the profound realities to which our bodies point - and how to live chastely and lovingly towards those of the opposite sex.
2 books in one, printed back to back, and reversed.
Christopher West is a well-established name as an expert on John Paul II's Theology of the Body. This book differs from West's other works
in being a systematic commentary on the pope's 129 noontime talks on the meaning of the human body according to Catholic Christianity, which were given over five years early in his pontificate (1979-1984).
Stories from Catholics in all walks of life, including college students, married persons, professionals, and clergy. The conversions include struggles with pornography, abortion, sexuality, same sex attraction, and issues in married life and the priesthood, revealing how the theology of the body brought about extraordinary change in each person's life.
What is the "Theology of the Body"? 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.