Love and Responsibility

ISBN-10: 0819845582

ISBN-13: 9780819845580

Edition: 2013

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Discover the authentic meaning of human love.Originally published in Polish in 1960, Love and Responsibility is the first book written by Karol Wojtyla. This translation by Grzegorz Ignatik, a native Polish speaker, is based on a 2001 final revision by Pope John Paul II. It is expanded to include his 1974 article entitled ¿On the Meaning of Spousal Love.¿ Whether you are a fan of John Paul II, a Theology of the Body enthusiast, a seminarian, a professor, a student, or a reader who enjoys philosophy and theology, you will find this translation to be rich in authenticity and accessibility. Footnotes provide comprehensive information on language nuances, key terms are defined, and Latin words and phrases are translated.In this classic work, you are given a window into the meaning of human love through a philosophical approach that reflects Catholic social thought and teaching. Drawing upon morality and ethics, Karol Wojtyla explores sexuality and marriage in the context of human dignity. Seen through the lens of love as a reciprocal relation of persons, this work lays the foundations for Theology of the Body. You will discover that through upholding this principle of reciprocity¿in your relationships with spouses, family members, friends, companions, and neighbors¿you can love responsibly, attaining love that is truer and more fulfilling.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
Publication date: 4/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 355
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Translators Foreword
Editors' Introduction to the Polish Edition (1979)
Author's Introduction to the First Polish Edition (1960)
Author's Introduction to the Second Polish Edition (1962)
The Person and the Drive
Analysis of the Verb "to use"
The person as the subject and object of action
The first meaning of the verb "to use"
Love as the opposite of "using"
The second meaning of the verb "to use"
Critique of utilitarianism
The commandment to love and the personalistic norm
Interpretation of the Drive
Instinct or drive?
The sexual drive as a property of the individual
The sexual drive and existence
The religious interpretation
The rigoristic interpretation
The "libidinistic" interpretation
Final remarks
The Person and Love
Metaphysical Analysis of Love
The word "love"
Love as fondness
Love as desire
Love as benevolence
The problem of reciprocity
From sympathy to friendship
Spousal love
Psychological Analysis of Love
Impression and emotion
Analysis of sensuality
Affectivity and affective love
The problem of the integration of love
Ethical Analysis of Love
Lived-experience and virtue
Affirmation of the value of the person
The belonging of a person to another person
Choice and responsibility
The commitment of freedom
The problem of the education of love
The Person and Chastity
Rehabilitation of Chastity
Chastity and resentment
The concupiscence of the flesh
Subjectivism and egoism
The structure of sin
The full sense of chastity
Metaphysics of Shame
The phenomenon of sexual shame and its interpretation
The law of absorption of shame by love
The problem of shamelessness
Problems of Abstinence
Self-mastery and objectivization
Tenderness and sensuality
Justice with Respect to the Creator
Monogamy and indissolubility
The value of the institution
Reproduction and parenthood
Periodic abstinence: The method and interpretation
The concept of "justice with respect to the Creator"
Virginity and intactness
The problem of vocation
Fatherhood and motherhood
Sexology and Ethics: A Supplementary View
Introductory remarks
The sexual drive
The problem of marriage and intercourse
The problem of conscious motherhood
Sexual psychopathology and ethics
Appendix: On the Meaning of Spousal Love
Spousal love and marriage
Spousal love and the human person
The "law of the gift" inscribed in the being of the person
Spousal love and the "law of the gift"
Substantiation of ethical demands for premarital chastity
Translator's Notes
About the Author
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