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PopeStNick5 - Theology of the Body: A New Translation

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Title: The Theology of the Body: A New Translation Based on the John Paul II Archives
Author: Pope John Paul II, translated by Dr. Michael M. Waldstein
Publisher: Pauline Books and Media
Date Published: August 2006
ISBN: 0819874213
Price: $29.95 (available September 2006)
Comments: See Catholic Press Wire to read about the new discovery that lead to this translation.

From the publisher:
John Paul II
Translated and introduced by Michael M. Waldstein

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, 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

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