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Theology of the Body

Love, sexuality and the human body

John Paul II's teaching on sex and the human body.

By: Baster, Dominic

Format: A6 Booklet

Dimensions: 10.5cm by 14.8cm

ISBN : 9781860828294

Number of Pages: 72

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Publication Date: 01 Jan 2013

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Product Code: EX47


One of the biggest legacies Pope St John Paul II left behind was his Theology of the Body. This revolutionary teaching on love, sexuality, and the meaning of our human bodies, was given over 15 years during his Wednesday audiences in St Peter's Square. Rather than being a dry, theoretical theology, it is meant to be lived. This momentous body of work deals with the deepest yearnings of the human soul and conveys a message that is positive, profound, surprising and also intensely practical.

The purpose of this booklet is to form a readable, engaging, and easily digestible introduction to Theology of the Body. Learn more about this treasure of the Church's recent teaching by discovering both the context of this "theological time bomb" and its many topics, in this brief introduction.

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How do you summarise the Theology of the Body in just a few thousand words? Baster has managed to do this in this booklet by the Catholic Truth Society. The breath of Bl. John Paul the Second's teaching on this subject would take up several volumes nod the analysis offered by other theologians would take up a small library. This book is intended as a short introduction to the subject, maybe suitable for a study group or an individual interested in getting a very basic introduction. If I were to say anything bad about the book it would be that it's possibly too short and there are many gems in John Paul II work that simply can't be covered. I'm not aware of any other book or booklet out there right now that attempts to give an introduction to the subject under such limitations. The book is very well written and I'm surprised the author hasn't tried his hand at other topics. I certainly hope he does and look forward to reading more of his works.