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The Theology of the Body: What it Means and Why It Matters in John Paul II
     

The Theology of the Body: What it Means and Why It Matters in John Paul II

by Richard M. Hogan
 

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Why has Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body become such a “hot button” topic in the church today? In this illuminating and comprehensive analysis, Fr. Richard M. Hogan explains why these teachings speak so powerfully to a new generation of believers. At the heart of John Paul’s series of talks is the unchanging truth that we are created in

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Why has Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body become such a “hot button” topic in the church today? In this illuminating and comprehensive analysis, Fr. Richard M. Hogan explains why these teachings speak so powerfully to a new generation of believers. At the heart of John Paul’s series of talks is the unchanging truth that we are created in God’s image, and so are called to love as God loves and to express that love in and through our bodies. Marriage, sexuality, celibacy, virginity, the resurrection of the body—all of these issues are covered within the pope’s expansive framework. Guided by Fr. Hogan, readers will gain a deeper understanding of important aspects of their Catholic faith while they grow in appreciation of the pope’s ability to address controversial moral topics in a new and groundbreaking way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593254445
Publisher:
The Word Among Us Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
381,951
File size:
730 KB

Meet the Author

Reverend Richard M. Hogan was ordained a priest in 1981 and has served several parishes in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He is the co-author of two books on the theology of Pope John Paul II, and is an author and editor of the Image of God series. In addition to writing, he is currently involved with Natural Family Planning Outreach.

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