Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body - JOHN PAU
Author: John Paul II
Pages: 768 pp
In this new critical translation of Pope John Paul II's talks on the Theology of the Body, internationally renowned biblical scholar Michael Waldstein presents John Paul II's magnificent vision of the human person with meticulous scholarship and profound insight. In these talks, John Paul II has given 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 in the light of biblical revelation. With knowledge gleaned from the private archives of John Paul II, Professor Waldstein has offered us a translation that scrupulously carries out the popes original intentions and incorporates brand new material. Complete with a new introduction and new footnotes, this edition has been written with a penetrating eye to the past twenty years of study since John Paul II gave his Theology of the Body talks. 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 FEATURES A preface by Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna. A foreword 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.