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Man and Woman - He Created Them

Man and Woman - He Created Them

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In this new critical translation of Pope John Paul II’s magnum opus, internationally renowned biblical scholar Michael Waldstein presents John Paul II’s magnificent vision of the human person with meticulous scholarship and profound insight.

In this vision, shared in his general audience addresses from September 5, 1979 to November 28, 1984, John Paul II presents a catechesis centered on the human person, understood within the mystery of Christ. Going back to the biblical “beginning” as recorded in Genesis, the pope discusses the bodily dimension of human personhood, sexuality, and marriage and celibacy in the light of biblical revelation.

Complete with a new introduction and new footnotes, this edition has been crafted with a penetrating eye to the past twenty years of study since John Paul II gave his Theology of the Body talks.

MICHAEL WALDSTEIN is Chancellor and Francis of Assisi Professor of New Testament at the International Theological Institute, Austria. Together with his wife, Susie, he is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family. Prof. Waldstein earned a B.A. at Thomas Aquinas College, California, a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Dallas, an S.S.L. in Scripture from the Biblicum in Rome, and a Th.D. in New Testament and Christian origins at Harvard Divinity School. Before his present appointment, he was Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife have eight children.


  • A foreword by Cardinal Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna.

  • A preface by Christopher West.

  • The catecheses of Song of Songs and Tobit: a comparison between the delivered text and the longer original pre-Papal text.

  • A comprehensive index of words and phrases.

  • A scriptural index.

  • A reference table for other versions of the papal texts.

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • ISBN: 9780819874214
    • Author: Pope John Paul II
    • Format: Softcover
    • Pages: 608
    • Language: English
    • Saint: Pope Saint John Paul II

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    Review: i have recomended the products to my friends and they have order the books. TOB is a great book that can change your life, the looking at life can change by reading this book. It is difficult to read but it is worth the trouble. Best Uses: Gift; Cons: Difficult To Follow; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Well Written
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