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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Sex and the Marriage Covenant. Hence I will center attention on what he has to say there. For a man, that good is a woman, for a woman it is a man” p. Archived from the original on 11 February This is an interpersonal love that is deeper than friendship.

A Summary of Karol Wojtyla’s Love and Responsibility by William E. May

It is here that sexual morality comes into play, “not only because persons are aware of the purpose of sexual life, but also because they are aware that they are persons. Since sex is so deeply rooted in the being of men and women–pertaining to their inmost being do we not call our sex organs our “private parts”?

This is more than merely respecting the objective order of nature. A continent person is the one who can control his sexual desires, and this is necessary if love is to flourish pp. The trouble with this is that “‘love’ in this utilitarian conception is a union of egoisms, which can hold together only on condition that they confront each other with nothing unpleasant, nothing to conflict with their mutual pleasure.

Mystical and Physical Virginity.

This norm is a “principle on which the proper realization of each of the aims mentioned, and of all of them together, depends–and by proper I mean in a manner befitting man as a person. Prof May Responslbility Page. In his discussion he is at pains to show that the value of such virginity is not something negative–the rejection of marriage as though marriage were bad–rather it “is to be found in the exceptionally important part which virginity plays in realizing the kingdom of God on earth.

He now wishes to consider “vertical” justice, i. It therefore follows, he urges, that deliberate attempts to impede the existential procreative significance of the sexual urge will have a damaging effect upon love between persons p. Love as goodwill, amor benevolentiae, is therefore love in a more unconditional sense than love-desire” p.


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He gets to the heart of the matter when he says that ” Chastity can only be thought of in association with the virtue of love, ” and that “its function is to free love from the utilitarian attitude” p. Analysis of the Verb “to Use”.

Concupiscence is a consistent tendency to see persons of the other sex through the prism of sexuality alone, as “objects of potential enjoyment.

He emphasizes that “the inner and essential raison d’etre of marriage is not simply eventual transformation into a family but above all the creation of a lasting personal union between a man and a woman based on love.

Love and Responsibility — Catholic Online”. Archived from the original on February 8, In light of the love union between God and man, the idea of virginity acquires full significance.

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Shame, a natural form of self-defense of the person, can be “absorbed” by love. It is the source of affection. These ends are to be realized on the basis of the personalistic norm: This is reflected in the character of true conjugal love of persons who “facilitate the existence of another concrete person, their own child, blood of their blood, and flesh of their flesh I believe that I have now read it at least 30 times and each time I learn something new.

It is so because man can understand the order of nature and conform to it in his actions; by doing so, i.

He argues that “from the point of view of another person, from the altruistic standpoint, it is necessary to insist that intercourse must not serve merely as a means of allowing sexual excitement to reach its climax in one of the partners, i.

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In this final section of the chapter Wojtyla treats of another component of chastity–a component, not the true virtue–namely continence or self-control. The union of persons in love does not necessarily have to be responsigility by way of sexual relations. This entails understanding that it is licit 1 because it does not conflict with personalistic normit does not do so because, W argues on p. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles with attributed pull quotes. The Person and Chastity.


A the concept of ‘justice toward the Creator’; B mystical and physical virginity; C the problem of vocation; and D paternity and maternity. But elementary justice toward God, demanded by the virtue of religion, requires “the understanding and rational acceptance of the order qnd nature,” which is at one and the same time “recognition of the rights of the Creator” p.

The Metaphysics of Shame. Wojtylla think we could sum Wojtyla up by saying that chastity is the virtue enabling a person to come into possession of his sexual desires and feelings, not to be possessed by them, so that he can give himself away in love to others, particularly to persons of the other sex.

One is attracted to a value one finds in a person, a value to which one is particularly sensitive. To the contrary, the union of man and woman in sexual intercourse, if freely chosen and justifed by true [marital] love between persons, is something good in itself, so that we cannot maintain that wojttla using men and women united in responskbility to continue the species Kove is using them merely as means to an end: Thus affection seems free of the concupiscence of which sensuality is full.

Since man, however, is a being who is by nature “capable of rising above instinct in his actions,” and can do so in the sexual sphere as well as elsewhere, it is lovs better to speak of the sexual “urge.

If we look at matters in this light we can see that chastity, far from being hostile to love, in fact enables us to love rightly for it frees us from “everything that makes ‘dirty'” and is rooted in an “attitude toward a person of the opposite sex which derives from sincere affirmation of the worth of that person” p.