- Paperback: 319 pages
- Publisher: Ignatius Press; Revised edition (April 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0898704456
- ISBN-13: 978-0898704457
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Love and Responsibility Paperback – April 1, 1993
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Polish
About the Author
KAROL WOJTYLA was born in Wadowice on May 18th, 1920. In 1946 he became a priest. He was appointed assistant Bishop of Cracovia in 1958 and Archbishop in 1963. On October 16th, 1978, he was elected Pope and adopted the name of John Paul II. He has written many books with world wide acknowledgment.
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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.
I have been married for almost 10 years now and I still go to it for reference. It isn't a light/easy read, you have to sit down and concentrate (at least that is how it was for me), but it is very helpful in this world where love is so warped and misrepresented. This is definitely one of my favorite books to recommend for marriage related topics!
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