Theology of the Body Explained: A Commentary on JP II's Man & Woman He Created Them by Christopher West.
In this new critical translation of Pope John Paul IIs magnum opus, internationally renowned biblical scholar Michael Waldstein presents John Paul IIs magnificent vision of the human person with meticulous scholarship and profound insight.
In this vision, John Paul II presents a catechesis centered on the human person, understood within the mystery of Christ. Going back to the biblical beginning as recorded in Genesis, the pope discusses the bodily dimension of human personhood, sexuality, and marriage and celibacy in the light of biblical revelation.
Complete with a new introduction and new footnotes, this edition has been crafted with a penetrating eye to the past twenty years of study since John Paul II gave his Theology of the Body talks.
TRANSLATOR PROFILE MICHAEL WALDSTEIN is Chancellor and Francis of Assisi Professor of New Testament at the International Theological Institute, Austria. Together with his wife, Susie, he is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family. Prof. Waldstein earned a B.A. at Thomas Aquinas College, California, a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Dallas, an S.S.L. in Scripture from the Biblicum in Rome, and a Th.D. in New Testament and Christian origins at Harvard Divinity School. Before his present appointment, he was Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife have eight children.
KEY FEATURESA foreword by Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna.A preface by Christopher West.The catecheses of Song of Songs and Tobit: a comparison between the delivered text and the longer original pre-Papal text.A comprehensive index of words and phrases.A scriptural index.A reference table for other versions of the papal texts.
Paperback, 650 pages.