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Conjugal Chastity in Pope Wojtyla (American University Studies)

O'Reilly, Ailbe M.

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Title: Conjugal Chastity in Pope Wojtyla (American ...

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

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Conjugal Chastity in Pope Wojtyla Series: American University Studies. Num Pages: 309 pages. BIC Classification: HPCF3; HRAM1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 158 x 231 x 23. Weight in Grams: 548. . 2010. First printing. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781433106118

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Synopsis: Conjugal Chastity in Pope Wojtyla explains how Karol Wojtyla, philosopher, theologian, and Pope, tried to show how the sexual act, within the context of marriage, is an expression of love. After explaining how love as goodwill is the foundation of conjugal love, the correct relationship between love and justice is clarified. The negative dimension of the personalistic norm of Wojtyla is then critically examined. Conjugal love is explained in terms of conjugal beneficience based on conjugal benevolence. This love leads to total self-giving in each conjugal act. The procreative meaning of the conjugal act seems to be its most formal element (the soul of the act, so to speak); the unitive element is described as an essential property of this act, something which necessarily flows from the conjugal act which is open to life. Chastity is the virtue that allows sexuality to be integrated into a love which is truly personal and reflects Trinitarian Love.

About the Author: Ailbe Michael O' Reilly, a Roman Catholic Priest and member of the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross, began his basic theological studies in St. Patrick's College, Thurles, Ireland and completed them at the Institutum Sapientiae, AnŠpolis, Brasil. He later studied at the Institute of John Paul II in Rome and in 2007 won his doctorate at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome. He is presently lecturer of Moral Theology at the Institutum Sapientiae. He is actively engaged in giving Retreats and in the Pastoral Care of young married couples.

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