Theology of the Body for Beginners

A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution, Revised Edition

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: Ascension Press


Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Broken families, abortion, AIDS, Internet pornography, sexual abuse scandals, homosexual marriage, our Church and our world are in the midst of a profound sexual crisis. Is there a way out? For such a time as this have we been given Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Based on the words of Jesus, Blessed John Paul II’s famous reflections on the body and sex take us to the root of the modern crisis and chart the path to an authentic sexual liberation. Yet the late Pope’s dense scholarship often intimidates the average person. In his previous book, Theology of the Body Explained, Christopher West offered a more detailed, six-hundred page commentary on Blessed John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Here, he provides a short and popular summary of the Pope’s revolutionary teaching. What is the meaning of life? Why did God create us male and female? Why is there evil in the world and how do we overcome it? How do we attain true happiness on earth? What kind of joys await us in heaven? How can we experience the love we long for in the depth of our hearts? The first edition of Theology of the Body for Beginners (2004) quickly became an international best-seller. This freshly revised and expanded edition is based on Dr. Michael Waldstein’s much improved translation of John Paul IIís catechesis. New for this edition: All quotations have been updated with the new translation. Key insights discovered through Dr. Waldstein’s access to the John Paul II archives have been incorporated. The outline of the text has been substantially reorganized to reflect the newly discovered outline of Blessed John Paul II’s original manuscript. Blessed John Paul II’s “hidden” and previously untranslated addresses are summarized.

Theology of the Body for Beginners

A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934217856

Category: Religion

Page: 149

View: 7361

"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"--Amazon.

Muscle Memory: Beating the Porn Temptation!

Author: Joe McClane

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312081821

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7650

I want to teach YOU what the Holy Spirit, Saint John Paul II and the US Marine Corps taught me about winning the porn temptation battle... namely, to fight, and WIN! I struggled with pornography addiction for more that twenty years, inheriting it from my father when I was just a little boy. The addiction led to abortion, depression, suicidal thoughts and the near destruction of my marriage and loss of my five beautiful children! However, God had a different plan for my life... and YOURS! In Muscle Memory, I will teach YOU the technique that has kept me FREE from pornography for more than twelve years. By combining my experience in the US Marine Corps with the incredible insight of St. John Paul II into human sexuality, I have learned to FIGHT and WIN against the daily (sometimes moment by moment) porn temptations.

True Radiance

Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

Author: Lisa Mladinich

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 1616369086

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 2363

The promise of True Radiance is simple: Prayerful, faith-filled women become more beautiful as they age, not less. As a woman matures spiritually, as she grows in wisdom and holiness, she increasingly reflects a radiant inner beauty that touches others in countless ways. If you’ve ever felt negative about the onset of middle age with its array of physical and psychological challenges, this book can help you redefine your perception of aging. Along the way, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the possibilities for relevance, value, and contribution waiting to be discovered. Positive, personal, and practical advice from fellow traveler Lisa Mladinich will inspire and motivate you to thrive in the second half of life.


Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World

Author: Curt Hamner,John Trent,Rebekah J. Byrd,Eric L. Johnson,Erik Thoennes

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080249482X

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 4914

Never has the sacred covenant of marriage been more maligned than it is today. It can be difficult to know how to respond to a culture that is becoming more and more antagonistic to biblical beliefs about marriage. And this is a topic worth getting right. Marriage was given to us as a picture of the triune God in relationship with his people, which means what we believe about marriage is indissolubly tied to what we believe about God and his creating and saving purposes. Therefore, it is more important now than ever that we think theologically and carefully about what marriage is and how we live faithfully in it. Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is the much-needed work on marriage for this generation and the next. Rooted in a scriptural understanding of marriage, it thoughtfully engages the issues surrounding marriage being debated today and lays the groundwork for the crucial conversations of our day. Each section contains chapters from trusted theologians as well as experienced practitioners who work with couples daily. Rediscover the beauty of God’s design for marriage and be strengthened to stand firm amidst any challenges the world may bring

Who Am I: The Theology of Body in Prayer

Author: Gerard-Marie Anthony


ISBN: 1365216756

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 2479

"Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body can be a tough doctrine to get one's head around, and Gerard-Marie's devotional approach in Who Am I? Theology of the Body in Prayer is a welcome contribution to the ongoing conversation about the meaning of the human person. Hopefully readers will bring an attitude of prayer to their reading of this book, and make progress in seeing Theology of the Body as a livable reality that cannot be confined to the pages of a textbook."-Matt Swaim

Theology of the Body Made Simple

Author: Anthony Percy

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852446683

Category: Human body

Page: 71

View: 4268

This is a simple introduction to the basic premise of Theology of the Body. It explains how our bodies are symbolic, free, meant for love, and redeemed by Christ. It presents unambiguous reasons for the Church's teaching on premarital sex, contraception,

Man and Woman He Created Them

A Theology of the Body

Author: Pope John Paul II

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 735

View: 4140

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

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2576

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Freut euch und jubelt

Apostolisches Schreiben "Gaudete et exsultate" über den Ruf zur Heiligkeit in der Welt von heute

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451814765

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Franziskus fordert gerne einmal "Gesichter von freudigen Menschen", der Papst hält Freude für ein zentrales Element im Leben. Das hat er in seinen Werken, Ansprachen und Predigten immer wieder klargemacht. In seinem Lehrschreiben "Freut euch und jubelt" formuliert er neue Gedanken dazu und verbindet sie auf originelle Weise mit dem Begriff der "Heiligkeit". Heiligkeit als etwas, zu dem jeder von uns berufen ist, zu einem erfüllten und gelingenden Leben. Franziskus spricht über unseren konkreten Alltag, über die Herausforderungen und Sorgen, aber eben auch eine Freude, die das Leben durchzieht und trägt. Die Gedanken des Papstes sind ein kostbarer Schlüssel zum Evangelium, das als Botschaft nicht nur froh, sondern auch Freude macht, und das Franziskus uns so neu aufschließt. Sein persönliches Lob der "Mittelschicht der Heiligkeit", eine päpstliche Ode an die Freude und ein inspirierendes Werk für alle - Christen und Nichtchristen.

Enzyklika Caritas in veritate von Papst Benedikt XVI. an die Bischöfe, an die Priester und Diakone, an die Personen gottgeweihten Lebens, an die christgläubigen Laien und an alle Menschen guten Willens über die ganzheitliche Entwicklung des Menschen in der Liebe und in der Wahrheit

Author: Benedikt XVI. (Papst)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788820982539

Category: Religion

Page: 143

View: 751