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Theology of Body Explained: A Commentary on John Paul II's Gospel of the Body

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If Pope John Paul II's theology of the body is a "theological time bomb set to go off" (George Weigel), this book lights the fuse. With clarity and precision Christopher West unpacks the pope's weighty talks and translates them into a much more accessible language. Theology of the Body Explained makes the perfect companion to the Pope's text. For the first time ever, reade ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Pauline Books & Media
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What a great explanation of a recent move in Catholic theology. It just paints a beautiful and full picture of life. A good exploration into the inner motivations of life. Also, a great explanation of Catholic views concerning marriage, celibacy, and abortion. It really has me, a Protestant, considering the morality of contraception.
J.T. Therrien
This truly is an amazing book. West explains, in great detail, what John Paul II's catechesis of the Theology of the Body is, and why it is so important and necessary for current Catholics.

This book is not as easy a read as George Weigl claims in the introduction, but it is very rewarding. John Paul II takes traditional Catholic views and turns them on their heads, all the while keeping true to the Magisterium's and the Church's traditional scriptural teachings. Not an easy task, but John Paul I
Listened to Christopher West's CD that explains the Theology of the Body. He does an excellent job of explaining the Church teachings and gives real life examples.
First of all I think it would be better to start with the book and not with the commentary, but after all I think it is well written and I would like to read the book "Gospel of the Body".
West does a great job of breaking down JPII's writing in a much more accessible way.
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Christopher West is a research fellow and faculty member of the Theology of the Body Institute. He is also one of the most sought after speakers in the Church today, having delivered more than 1000 public lectures on 4 continents, in more than a dozen countries, and in over 200 American cities. His books – Good News About Sex & Marriage, Theology of the Body Explained, and Theology of the Body ...more
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