Love and Responsibility brilliantly sheds light on the mysterious dynamics between men and women and challenges us to live those dynamics better.From the Introduction
The essential background to the Theology of the Body!
Father Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) published Love and Responsibility in 1960, the fruit of his pastoral work, particularly among young people. His analysis of the true meaning of human love is life-transforming and practical, shedding light on real issues between men and women.
Edward Sri unpacks the contents of this great work, making it accessible to every reader. The author emphasizes the down-to-earth nature of Love and Responsibility, helping readers appropriate practical information on such topics as:
- how to determine if a relationship is one of authentic love or is doomed to failure
- the problem of pornography
- the meaning of friendship
- how to achieve greater intimacy in marriage and much more.
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About the Author
EDWARD SRI, S.T.D., is associate professor of Scripture and theology at the Augustine Institute's master's in evangelization and catechetics program in Denver, Colorado. He wrote the Catholic best-seller, The New Rosary in Scripture. He speaks regularly on the Catholic faith. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are parents of four children.
Table of Contents
The Three Kinds of Friendship 7
Beyond the Sexual Urge 19
Avoiding Fatal Attractions 31
Sense and Sentimentality: The Proper Role of the Emotions 41
The Law of the Gift: Understanding the Two Sides of Love 55
Love and Responsibility? Building Trust, Intimacy and a Mature Love 69
Resenting Chastity: The Current Crisis 87
The Battle for Purity 97
To Inspire Love: A Return to Modesty 113
Men, Women and Tenderness 127
How Contraception Harms Love 139
Foundations for the Theology of the Body 151
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Edward Sri is a gifted teacher. Summarizing and describing JPII's Love and Responsibility, it is a model of how love between a man and woman should be. It is great whether you are dating or married, to gain a deeper understanding of love, how to view your mate and how to better respect members of the opposite sex.