Love and Responsibility
Drawing from his own pastoral experience as a priest and bishop before he became Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla has produced a remarkably eloquent and resourceful defense of Catholic tradition in the sphere of family life and sexual morality. He writes in the conviction that science--biology, psychology, sociology--can provide valuable information on particular aspects of relations between the sexes, but that a full understanding can be obtained only by study of the human person as a whole. Central to his argument is the contrast between the personalistic and the utilitarian views of marriage and of sexual relations. The former views marriage as an interpersonal relationship, in which the well-being and self-realization of each partner are of overriding importance to the other. It is only within this framework that the full purpose of marriage can be realized. The alternative, utilitarian view, according to which a sexual partner is an object for use, holds no possibility of fulfillment and happiness. Wojtyla argues that divorce, artificial methods of birth control, adultery (pre-marital sex), and sexual perversions are all in various ways incompatible with the personalistic view of the sexual self-realization of the human person. Perhaps the most striking feature of the book is that Wojtyla appeals throughout to ordinary, human experience, logically examined. He draws support for his views on the proper gratification of sexual needs, on birth control, and on other matters, from the findings of physiologists and psychologists. His conclusions coincide with the traditional teachings of the Church, which invoke scriptural authority. His approach ensures that non-Christians also can consider his arguments on their own merits.
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I honestly don't remember much from this book. I had to read it for a class I took in college. Read full review
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Really great book - especially for a new Catholic. It is nice to see that his views are similar to what I thought before: how love involves the whole person, including all of the possibilities that ... Read full review
INTRODUCTION TO THE PRESENT EDITION
authors introduction to the first edition i960
Analysis of the Verb to Use
Love as the Opposite of Using
Critique of Utilitarianism
The Commandment to Love and the Personalistic
The Sexual Urge as an Attribute of the Individual
The Religious Interpretation
The Commitment of Freedom
THE PERSON AND CHASTITY
Subjectivism and Egoism
The Structure of Sin
The True Meaning of Chastity
The Metaphysics of Shame
Law of the Absorption of Shame by Love
The Problems of Continence
The Libidinistic Interpretation
Metaphysical Analysis of Love
Love as Desire
The Problem of Reciprocity
Psychological Analysis of Love
Sentiment and Love
The Ethical Analysis of Love
Membership of One Another
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CUF.org :: Catholics United for the Faith
All references in this column to Pope John Paul ii's Love and Responsibility are taken from the 1993 edition, published by Ignatius Press. ...
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Holy Spirit Interactive: Edward P. Sri - Love and Responsibility ...
Likewise, Eve would have accepted Adam interiorly as a gift and responded to him with similar love and responsibility. "Seeing each other, as if through the ...
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Love and . . . Responsibility?
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How not to be used: Love and Responsibility - Catholic Online
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The Immorality of Contraception According to Love and ...
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Love and Responsibility. Countering the utilitarian view of love, sex, ... Not so, contends Karol Wojtyla in Love and Responsibility, one of his essays on ...
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Love and Responsibility (work by John Paul II) -- Britannica ...
Experiences with these friends contributed to the ideas in his first book of nonfiction, Love and Responsibility (1960), an exploration of the several ...
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REJOINDER TO THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION - New York Times
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