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on 5 June 2011
Theology of the Body is one of the greatest legacies Blessed John Paul II could have left the Catholic Church. By going back to Scripture, including the creation of man and woman, but also through the Gospels, John Paul II weaves a beautiful tapestry of life, love, sex and the real meaning of the body that reveals much about God's plan for humanity. This is a theological masterpiece.

However, for those not theologically minded, it's worth noting that it's not light reading. If you're new to Theology of the Body, and especially if you're new to theology, Christopher West is an incredible author who has has written works that make Theology of the Body easier to understand - like Theology of the Body Explained: A Commentary on John Paul II's 'Gospel of the Body', which is a very large book that you can read as a companion to Theology of the Body, or Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution, which is an excellent book for people who want to find out what this amazing topic is all about.

But if you do like a challenge, it's an incredible read and well worth the density!
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on 27 November 2015
an excellent book. The introduction from Michael Waldstein is brillant, very rich. It helps to enter in the Theology of the body, how St John Paul the second organised it, thought of it. Also the structure of the book is amazing, really helpfull
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on 22 March 2010
I count myself as reasonably intelligent, and well educated. But Pope John Paul II's book is incredibly dense. Unless you have degrees in theology, philosophy and anthropology, I suspect you too will struggle.

Also, Christopher West has done a marvellous job in making this teaching accessible. I highly recommend the introductory book, "Theology of the Body for Beginners," and his more detailed work, "Theology of the Body Explained."

I don't recommend this book.
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on 22 May 2014
His contribution really shows the breadth and length and height and depth of a meditation on the body for the human person
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on 13 June 2011
Michael Waldstein's excellent translation of John Paul II's text as well as his brilliant introduction to his thought makes this edition a must.
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on 26 June 2015
Wonderful text, great message, bring it to the world!
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on 13 November 2014
Well packed and delivered promptly.
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