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Book Title: The Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan (Parish Resources)|
The author of the book: Pope John Paul II
ISBN 13: 9780819873941
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 325 KB
Edition: Alba House,U.S.
Date of issue: December 31st 1997
Read full description of the books The Theology of the Body: Human Love in the Divine Plan (Parish Resources):Not for the faint of heart! If your looking for an In-depth look at TOB you'll find it here, otherwise go to Christopher West. I've heard & read that some people were disappointed that he did not address specific issues (one being homosexuality). Those who say that probably went into reading this with motives ( which in itself is absurd due to the fact the whole book is cited from Scripture...preconceived motives and Sacred Scripture don't mix). This led them to literally miss the theses of ALL 6 cycles and the overarching thesis. It's unfortunate really, as answers to such questions in this book are as identifiable as the sun at high noon in Arizona.... It's roots in Scripture and logic are so sound that it is almost impossible to argue against it and still be Christian in all honesty. The 6 cycles cover some of the following subjects (not limited to this): The original unity of man & woman as found in Genesis. Purity of heart vs concupiscence w/ St Paul's teaching(s) on the human body & life in the Spirit. Marriage and continence in light of the resurrection. Continence for the Kingdom. Marriage as covenant, grace, & sign. The sacramentality of marriage. Reflection of Humanae Vitae etc. no matter if your Baptist, Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran etc, John Paul points to a fundamental (& irreducible) Christian truth in his theology of the body.
Read information about the authorSaint Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła was elected Pope at the Conclave of 16 October 1978, and he took the name of John Paul II. On 22 October, the Lord's Day, he solemnly inaugurated his Petrine ministry as the 263rd successor to the Apostle. His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.
Driven by his pastoral solicitude for all Churches and by a sense of openness and charity to the entire human race, John Paul II exercised the Petrine ministry with a tireless missionary spirit, dedicating it all his energy. He made 104 pastoral visits outside Italy and 146 within Italy. As bishop of Rome he visited 317 of the city's 333 parishes.
He had more meetings than any of his predecessors with the People of God and the leaders of Nations. More than 17,600,000 pilgrims participated in the General Audiences held on Wednesdays (more than 1160), not counting other special audiences and religious ceremonies [more than 8 million pilgrims during the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 alone], and the millions of faithful he met during pastoral visits in Italy and throughout the world. We must also remember the numerous government personalities he encountered during 38 official visits, 738 audiences and meetings held with Heads of State, and 246 audiences and meetings with Prime Ministers.
His love for young people brought him to establish the World Youth Days. The 19 WYDs celebrated during his pontificate brought together millions of young people from all over the world. At the same time his care for the family was expressed in the World Meetings of Families, which he initiated in 1994. John Paul II successfully encouraged dialogue with the Jews and with the representatives of other religions, whom he several times invited to prayer meetings for peace, especially in Assisi.
Under his guidance the Church prepared herself for the third millennium and celebrated the Great Jubilee of the year 2000 in accordance with the instructions given in the Apostolic Letter Tertio Millennio adveniente. The Church then faced the new epoch, receiving his instructions in the Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio ineunte, in which he indicated to the faithful their future path.
With the Year of the Redemption, the Marian Year and the Year of the Eucharist, he promoted the spiritual renewal of the Church. He gave an extraordinary impetus to Canonizations and Beatifications, focusing on countless examples of holiness as an incentive for the people of our time. He celebrated 147 beatification ceremonies during which he proclaimed 1,338 Blesseds; and 51 canonizations for a total of 482 saints. He made Thérèse of the Child Jesus a Doctor of the Church.
He considerably expanded the College of Cardinals, creating 231 Cardinals (plus one in pectore) in 9 consistories. He also called six full meetings of the College of Cardinals. His most important Documents include 14 Encyclicals, 15 Apostolic Exhortations, 11 Apostolic Constitutions, 45 Apostolic Letters. He promulgated the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the light of Tradition as authoritatively interpreted by the Second Vatican Council. He also reformed the Eastern and Western Codes of Canon Law, created new Institutions and reorganized the Roman Curia.
In the light of Christ risen from the dead, on 2 April 2005 at 9.37 p.m., while Saturday was drawing to a close and the Lord's Day was already beginning, the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, the Church's beloved Pastor, John Paul II, departed this world for the Father. On April 1, 2011, he was raised to the glory of the altars and on April 27, 2014 canonized.
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