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By Colin Patterson,Conor Sweeney

What can God and eros need to do with one another? opposed to Nietzsche's declare that Christianity poisoned eros, God and Eros rereads the secret of human love as an ecstatic sharing within the secret of the triune God who's Love. physique, intercourse, and affectivity, faraway from being locked in a decrease order known as "nature," in its place belong to a sacramental order that's permeated by way of the decision to love.
In shows designed to entice a normal viewers, the school of the toilet Paul II Institute for Marriage and kinfolk, Melbourne, process this secret in the course of the lens of St. John Paul II's "theology of the body," with the aim to either introduce and extra essentially illumine its significant positive aspects. particularly, emphasis is put on how a theology of the physique isn't just approximately "sex." fairly, it really is exceptionally approximately how every person--no topic what her nation of life--is stamped by way of the watermark of being-from and being-for. operating inside this broader standpoint, God and Eros bargains the reader a full of life, attractive, and now and then difficult journey of the complete "ethos of the nuptial mystery."

"Did Nietzsche have it correct? Has Christianity poisoned eros? Melbourne's JP II Institute demonstrates the other: the Christian religion treats eros because the nice 'wing-giver,' motivating each human venture, and it honors the physique because the sacramental marker of this restlessness for the secret of affection. In an international preoccupied with intercourse, this publication takes us to the real profundity of the human person."
--Hans Boersma, J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent university, Vancouver, BC

"This finished, profound, and stimulating account of the connection among God and human love in all its fullness is an outstanding booklet for unprecedented instances. encouraged by way of the theological imaginative and prescient of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, the authors have crafted their superbly written account in discussion with our secular age and in solution to the modern obstacle within the Church in regards to sexual ethics. God and Eros heralds the start of a brand new period in theology and pastoral practice."
--D. Vincent Twomey, Professor Emeritus of ethical Theology, Divine be aware Missionaries, Ireland

Dr. Colin Patterson is Lecturer in ethical Theology and Psychology, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and kinfolk, Melbourne.

Dr. Conor Sweeney is Lecturer in Sacramental Theology and Postmodern Philosophy, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and family members, Melbourne. he's the writer of Sacramental Presence after Heidegger: Onto-Theology, Sacraments, and the Mother's Smile (Cascade, forthcoming).

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