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Theology of the Body in Context: Genesis and Growth

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The zenith of John Paul IIs thought on the human person, marriage, and the family is found in his theology of the body. For the first time, William E. May provides a comprehensive yet readable overview of this work in the context of several other key writings of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, providing rich insights into the development of the theology of the body.
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Jenn
Apr 24, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book goes through the Theology of the Body as presented in "Love and Responsibility", "Man and Woman, He Created Them", Familiaris Consortium, and Mulieris Dignitatem. It's a great companion to those texts, breaking down the contents and major themes in each. I like how he condensed the ideas in a very graspable form, giving us a lot to chew on, yet not enough to drown in, and providing the resources we need if we wish to dig deeper.
Jerrod Carter
Jun 03, 2015 Jerrod Carter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My second introductory book to John Paul's Theology of the Body was another good read. This one was getting into the material fairly deeply and covered it very systematically. He summarized much of the material, commented why he skipped some material and put it in context with some of John Paul's other writings.

I definitely feel prepared to dive into the work which I've been preparing for by reading this book first.

Now, on to the main event.
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Not a "stand-alone" source, but essential for the study of marriage & family.
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Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology

Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology
B.A., M.A., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Marquette University

For many years an editor of philosophical and theological works, chiefly with the Bruce Publishing Company, Professor May taught moral theology at the Catholic University of America from 1971 until joining the faculty of the Institu
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