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: 8786

"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.

Theology of the Body for Beginners

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932645347

Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 2528

What is the "Theology of the Body"? 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.

Theology of the Body Explained

A Commentary on John Paul II's "Gospel of the Body"

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852446003

Category: Body, Human

Page: 530

View: 8523

Christopher West makes John Paul II's theology of the body available for the first time to people at all levels within the Christian community. Love, sexuality, and human flourishing are inseparable. Those who doubted this will find West's book a transforming experience, and those who have been wounded will find liberation and peace. A wonderful education on the meaning of being human. Christopher West teaches the theology of the body and sexual ethics at St John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. He is also visiting faculty member of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia.

Man and Woman He Created Them

Author: John Paul

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0819848816

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 847

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 of the human person. Includes a preface by Cardinal Schönborn, a foreword by Christopher West, a comprehensive index of words and phrases, a scriptural index, and a reference table for other versions of the papal texts. Recipient of a CPA Award!

Theology of the Body Made Simple

Author: Anthony Percy

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852446683

Category: Human body

Page: 71

View: 5957

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,

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

View: 9290

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.

At the Heart of the Gospel

Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0307987116

Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 4295

The sexual revolution brought a terribly distorted vision of the body and sex into the mainstream. How should Christians respond? With his illuminating Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II challenged the modern world not to stop at the surface, but to enter the depth of the “great mystery” that the body and sex reveal: a mystery that liesat the heart of the Gospelitself. Since he first discovered John Paul II’s teaching in 1993, Christopher West has devoted himself to sharing its life-transforming message with the world. In this highly anticipated work, West leads us into the depth of Christ’s “nuptial union” with the Church, demonstrating how authentic Catholic teaching on the body and sex saves us from both the libertine perspective of popular cultureandthe cold puritanism that has sometimes infected Christianity. In the process, West provides a blueprint for reaching our sexually broken world in the “new evangelization.”

Theology of the Body for Beginners

Rediscovering the Meaning of Life, Love, Sex and Gender

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1929266456

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 8987

Divorce. Broken families. Sexual abuse. Addiction. Pornography. Same-sex marriage. Gender issues. Everywhere we look, we find more and more confusion about the most fundamental truths of human life. As we lose our basic understanding of the meanings of man, woman, marriage, and sex, the question becomes ever more urgent: What does it mean to be a human being? The human race seems unable to answer this question. Against this backdrop, St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body appears as a bright light in the darkness. His writings on the body, sex, desire, and the meaning of love go straight to the heart of what it means to be fully human. The pope's insights are profound, timely, and meet the questions of modern society head on . . . but they are often not accessible enough for most of us to grasp easily. That's where Christopher West comes in. In Theology of the Body for Beginners, he provides a short, simple summary of St. John Paul II's vital teachings on important questions such as: - What is the meaning of life? - How do we fulfill our deepest desires? - Why did God create us male and female? - Where can we find true happiness here on earth? The first edition of this book was released in 2004, and it instantly became an international best seller. In this updated, revised, and expanded edition, you ll have access to key insights gleaned from Dr. Michael Waldstein s critically acclaimed research and translation, as well as brand-new commentary added by West in light of the gender chaos so prevalent in our world today. Christopher West covers the main points of this revolutionary teaching in a way that you and I can understand. You'll see desire physical, emotional, and spiritual in a whole new light!

Introduction to the Theology of the Body Study Guide

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932631012

Category: Human body

Page: 23

View: 5225

This four-talk introduction (available on video and audio) is the perfect series for parish or in-home groups. The 25-page study guide contains key quotes and discussion questions. Gain a deeper appreciation of God's original plan for marriage and sexuality, and learn how this plan gives profound meaning to all of our lives.

Muscle Memory: Beating the Porn Temptation!

Author: Joe McClane

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312081821

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9465

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.

These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body

Author: Emily Stimpson

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781937155155

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 4686

It was Blessed John Paul II’s greatest gift to the Church: The theology of the body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for the rooms where we make love. But it’s also a theology for the rooms where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary.

The Theology of the Body

Human Love in the Divine Plan

Author: Pope John Paul II

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819873941

Category: Religion

Page: 603

View: 7641

The Theology of the Body contains talks given by John Paul II in which he discusses the bodily dimension of human personhood, sexuality, and marriage in the light of biblical revelation.

Love and Responsibility

Author: Pope John Paul II

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898704457

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 319

View: 5553

Pope John Paul II's discussion of family life and sexual morality, first published in 1960, which defends Catholic tradition and draws upon physiological and psychological research regarding the sexual urge, love, chastity, and sexology and ethics.

Theology of His Body/Theology of Her Body

Discovering the Strength and Mission of Masculinity/Discovering the Beauty and Mystery of Femininity

Author: Jason Evert,Christopher West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934217597

Category: Religion

Page: 102

View: 5378

In Freedom, you will meet 12 people who, through the Theology of the Body have encountered Jesus Christ in the flesh, who offered the truth that set them free. Through their new-found freedom, these people have come to rediscover the meaning of their very existence. Many have had dramatic, life-altering experiences; others had buried truths, innate in all of us, awaken within them. All of them have discovered for themselves that the Theology of the Body answers the two most fundamental questions: 1) What does it mean to be human? 2) How do I live my life in a way that brings true happiness and fulfillment?

Called to Love

Approaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body

Author: Carl Anderson,Jose Granados

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0770435742

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 2556

Explains Pope John Paul II's departure from the traditional Christian viewpoint of the body as a threat to a person's spiritual nature, offering an integrated vision of the body and soul and a new understanding of the divine meaning of human sexuality and the beauty of love.

Hurting in the Church

A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics

Author: Fr. Thomas Berg

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1681920468

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3192

“Hurting in the Church provides a psychologically wise and spiritually profound path forward for Catholics who have been abused, traumatized, or wounded by other Catholics — especially those in leadership. Chapter 10 on how to recover one’s belief in and love for the Church is worth the price of the book alone!” -- Sherry Weddell, Best-selling author of Forming Intentional Disciples “An honest and much-needed book that addresses ... the many Catholics who feel marginalized, ignored, hurt, insulted and even abused by the Church.”—Fr. James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage “It took courage for Father Berg to write with such honesty and transparency, and his courage will give you courage—not only to confront sin and weakness within the Church, but also to give God another chance to help you rediscover him within the embrace of the Church despite the failings of her members.”—Fr. Jonathan Morris, author of New York Times Bestseller, The Way of Serenity “Here is an unflinching examination of the Church’s brokenness ... along with practical advice and the promise of hope for the challenging path forward. Fearless in his assessment, Father Berg is equally confident that in Jesus and with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can move toward healing and wholeness.”—Cardinal Timothy Dolan ABOUT THE AUTHOR Father Berg is professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY. He earned his doctorate in philosophy at Rome’s Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. In addition to scholarly work in bioethics, he has also been published or quoted in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Crisis Magazine, First Things, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. An avid runner, hiker, and cigar aficionado, he escapes as often as he can to Cape May, New Jersey.

Good News About Sex & Marriage (Revised Edition)

Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching

Author: Christopher West

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 1632532638

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 3533

The author, a diocesan director of marriage and family life, answers the questions about human sexuality and marriage that he always encounters in the numerous adult audiences he addresses. He provides thoughtful responses that present Catholic Church teaching in a fresh, thoroughly appealing, and convincing manner.

Theology of the Body in One Hour

Author: Jason Evert

Publisher: Totus Tuus Press

ISBN: 1944578854

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 2258

Today’s sexual confusion is not caused because the world glorifies sexuality, but because the world fails to see its glory. Through his Theology of the Body, Saint John Paul II unveiled the beauty of God’s plan for human love. Take sixty minutes, and discover how the human body—in its masculinity and femininity—reveals who we are and how we are called to live.