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Love and Responsibility [Karol Wojtyla, Grzegorz Ignatik] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this classic work, readers are given a window. 18 quotes from Love and Responsibility: ‘A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object Karol Wojtyla, Amor e Responsabilidade. Msgr Karol Wojtyla’s Love and Responsibility (Amour et responsabilit?, Paris ) was function in building up genuine human love comes to light. In spite of.

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Since these values have their source in a person, attraction has “as its object a person, and its source is the whole person.

It requires that one recognize the superiority of the person over sex and it opens the person up to the transcendent value of the person. But, Wojtyla continues in a very important passage: But woutyla justice toward God, demanded by the virtue of religion, requires “the understanding and rational acceptance of the order of nature,” which is at one and the same time “recognition of the rights of the Creator” p.

Wojtyla rejects the rigoristic, utililtarian view that requires a procreative intent for every marital act p.

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It is therefore important, Wojtyla continues, “to stress that the attraction must never be limited to partial values, to something which is inherent in the person but is not the person as a whole.

Mystical and Physical Virginity. In these pages Wojtyla develops ideas set forth in chapter 4 on this karoo. In light of the love union between God and man, the idea of virginity acquires full significance.

Refresh and try again. Here I attempt to summarize as clearly as possible its major ideas in the hope that this will be helpful to many. Eastern Orthodox Church Gesponsibility.

Description Customer Reviews 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. The final sentence of this passage is absolutely superb!

Here Wojtyla notes that his discussion on the plane of the personalistic norm has focused on “horizontal” justice, i. Both a woman and a man may be disillusioned by the fact that the values attributed to the beloved person turn out to be fiction. The long chapter has three major parts, each divided into sections. It focuses on truth and the good.


I am, and I must be, independent in my actions. Aristotle distinguished different kinds of reciprocity, depending on the “good on which reciprocity and hence the friendship as a whole is based Catholic Education Resource Centre.

To be chaste means to have a ‘transparent’ attitude to a person of the other sex– chastity means just that–the interior ‘transparency’ without which love is not itself” p. Such an end, where marriage is concerned, is procreation, krol future generation, a family, and, at the same time, the continual ripening of the relationship xnd two people, wojtyyla all the areas of activity which conjugal life includes” p.

Moreover, each one’s vocation requires that he or she fix his or her love on some goal, must love someone and be prepared to give himself or herself for love. This way of life is referred to as a “state of perfection,” because it is conducive toward perfection. But homo is a person, and hence the sexual urge as orienting us toward the existence of the species man as its proper end is something deeply personal.

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites kaorl spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family — a domestic church. There must be a direct attraction to the person: This is the moment when the impassable frontier between him and me, which is drawn by free will, becomes most obvious.

But a different kind of desire is present, a “desire for nearness, for proximity, The union of persons eojtyla love does not necessarily have to be realized by way of sexual relations.

The fourth subsection, “The Second Meaning of the Verb, ‘to Use’,” identifies that meaning as signifying “enjoyment,” i. This is an interpersonal love that is deeper than friendship. The final section of Chapter 4, on vocation, contains four subdivisions: Wojtyla’s thesis is that “the belief that a human being is a person leads to the acceptance of the postulate that enjoyment must be subordinated to love” p.

The alternative, utilitarian view, according to which a sexual partner is an object for use, holds no possibility of fulfillment and happiness. One is attracted to a value one finds in a person, a value to which one is particularly sensitive.


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Although “raw material” for love, sentiment is not love because it is blind responsibipity the person and fixed on the subjective feelings that the idealized person can give. While love is “always a subjective thing, in that it must reside in subjects,” at the same time “it must be free of subjectivity.

Sensual reactions erga bonum sensibile must be subordinated to reason: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Marital intercourse is itself an interpersonal act, an act of betrothed love, so that the intentions and the attention of each partner must be fixed on the other, on his or her true good.

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But if spouses limit intercourse to infertile times how can they say, when they do engage in intercourse, that they do so with a willingness to become parents? Wojtyla can then accurately describe “sinful love. Doors in the Walls of the World. But sympathy has the power to make people feel close to each other; it is hence quite important as a palpable manifestation of love.

These ends are to be realized on the basis of the personalistic norm: This book is a high-minded rejoinder to the sexual revolution. In an aside, as it were, Wojtyla also affirms that “the education of children Desire goes together with this longing, but is Paternity and maternity are deeper than biology and are spiritual in nature: This is a fascinating section of Wojtyla’s book ideas are later developed in his Wednesday audiences as Pope in his reflections on the “spousal” meaning of the body, nakedness and shame.

Five Proofs of the Existence of God. Sexual relations are in accord with the personalistic norm only when they take place between persons who are already completely united in this kind of love i. The Rehabilitation of Chastity.