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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Name that author!

"A living morality is always the ethos of human praxis."

Who said this? Was it...
Gustavo Gutierrez?

Jon Sobrino?

John Paul II?Benedict XVI?

If you said, John Paul II, you're right. The above quotation comes from Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body, 302 in Waldstein's critical edition of the text.

2 comments:

Clara said...

What is that book, by the way? I mean, I've seen it, but I didn't quite figure out whether it was actually written as published by JPII, or whether it's a collection of his work compiled by someone else.

Theologian Mom said...

It's the re-published (critical) edition of his Wednesday catecheses generally known as "Theology of the Body." Michael Waldstein compared the Italian, Polish, and English texts/translations during the retranslation, and he notes the differences. This edition also includes the undelivered (full-text) catecheses that JP2 abbreviated for his delivery.