Love and Responsibility

This course is devoted to Saint John Paul II’s classic pre-papal work Love and Responsibility and examines the philosophical foundation of the TOB.  Themes include: the dignity of the person as the kind of being that must never be used; sexual attraction and emotion as the raw material of love; integrating sexual attraction and emotion with the dignity of the person; male and female differences; the swallowing of shame by love; and the nature of chastity as a virtue that celebrates the true dignity and goodness of the person and of sexuality.