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