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Love and Responsibility Paperback – April 1, 1993
"Quantum Love" by Laura Berman
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Worthy of special mention is Wotyla's metaphysical analysis of "love". This is a deep look into the nature of true love, how the sexual urge is the starting point, a good thing that encourages us to look deeper and to love the person as a whole. When this urge is abused by treating the person as a mere sex object, the fruits of the sexual urge are squandered. When used properly, the sexual urge is fuel to deepen our interests in another, to develop a friendship, goodwill, and if there is reciprocity from the other person, the highest stage is attained - betrothed love - the lifelong comittment of marriage.
This is a book that is sorely needed by our society today. There is much here - Wojtyla's thought is rich and deep. You will not get the grasp of his point with one reading, rather it will take multiple readings of this book for its flavor to sink in. Personally I have read this book three times and can testify how it has enriched my life. I think it will do the same for you.
that it is wrong to treat a person as a thing.
Wojtyla lays out an incredibly compelling argument for what I think is the Church's most beautiful teaching, an understanding that the rest of the world seems to have forgotten. It is a real shame that more people don't know about this book, as it would save so many of our generation from the despair of longing for true, meaningful, lasting love, but being frustrated by the selfish, near-sighted misconceptions disseminated by the mass media.
As others have pointed out, this book is not a light read. Aside from the topic being involved at times, the translation is a bit awkward in places. Happily, there are study groups that meet in cities around the U.S. and the world to discuss the book; many of these groups have web pages with helpful study materials (yes, it's a whole social phenomenon). If it weren't for the prohibition on posting URLs, I would include that for the Love and Responsibility Foundation in New York. There are also groups that meet in Boston and Washington, D.C. (And yet other groups that meet to discuss the Pope's _Theology of the Body_--see Our Father's Will Communications.Read more ›
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This book gives a very clear and compelling argument for the Catholic Church's teachings on sexuality. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jam942
Suuuuccchhhhh a good book. Very heavy philosophically and theologically but so worth the read when you get into itPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well worth the time. Wojtyla has such a love for people, and developing healthy relationships and understanding how they ought to work is such a help.Published 6 months ago by Georgina Kaftan
Sometimes we need to be reminded .... This book does that for me...Published 9 months ago by Ted Ramirez
Must read. JPII is excellent. I love this book, it really helps understand God's plan for humanity.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
An awesome book by a Great Saint on his early work on the Theology of the Body. Deep reading, but powerful truth. You will be grabbed by the first chapter.Published 12 months ago by Shaun D Black