The Theology of the Body in John Paul II: What It Means, Why It Matters
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The Theology of the Body in John Paul II: What It Means, Why It Matters

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In this illuminating and comprehensive analysis, Fr. Richard M. Hogan explains why these teachings speak so powerfully to a new generation of believers. At the heart of John Paul’s series of talks is the unchanging truth that we are created in God’s image, and so are called to love as God loves and to express that love in and through our bodies. Marriage, sexuality, celiba...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Word Among Us Press
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LarryD
Fr Hogan's book provides a concise and fair discourse on JPII's Theology of the Body, without any bells and whistles or controversy. He breaks down the former Holy Father's series of talks into six sections, and briefly explains the teachings and how they relate to current Church teaching and understanding of human sexuality from a phenomenological perspective. TOB seeks to give greater support to Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI's encyclical on contraception from the late 1960's, through deeper Scri...more
Kathleen Basi
A straightforward summary of the Theology of the Body, a great way to get the scope and content if you don't have time to read through the whole set of addresses yourself.
Jeremy
Interesting concepts. I think the author complicates the simplicity of the pope's message but it does challenge you to veiw people and their actions differently.
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