Love & Responsibility
Discover the authentic meaning of human love.
About this Book:
Originally published in Polish in 1960, Love and Responsibility is Karol Wojtyla's groundbreaking book on human love which explains relationships between persons, especially concerning sexual ethics, in the context of human dignity.
This new translation of John Paul II's classic work uses the 2001 version of the text published in Polish, which includes revisions to the original 1960 edition made by Blessed John Paul II himself. Also included is the first English publication of then-Cardinal Wojtyla's article On the Meaning of Spousal Love, in which he continues his reflections on the topic. Translator Grzegorz Ignatik, a native Polish speaker, provides notes that define key terms, including Latin words and phrases. He also supplies comprehensive information on language nuances and major concepts.
This work is complementary to Blessed John Paul II's Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body and is a must-read for those interested in understanding his thought more fully. 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.
While Love and Responsibility remains a challenging work on many levels, this masterful translation will greatly assist you in understanding Wojtyla's insightful reflections. It will also be a rewarding experience as you are shown how to love responsibly-in your relationships with spouses, family members, friends, companions, and neighbors-attaining love that is truer and more fulfilling.
David L. Schindler, Dean Emeritus and Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America