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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Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 7 Januaryat Marriage is rooted in betrothed love, which satisfies the demands of the personalistic norm. It is not a mere instrumental good pp. Wojtyla then stresses that neither sensuality nor carnal desire is responsibi,ity a sin and that Catholic theology sees in concupiscence which result from original sin not sin as such, but the “germ” of sin. Want to Read saving…. After a brief introduction on the almost inexhaustible richness of meaning found in the word “love,” Wojtyla woktyla on three basic elements in any form of human, interpersonal love, namely attraction, desire, and goodwill.

In other words, the value of the person is the responsibillity good” uniting men and women in love.

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Only on the basis of the principle embodied in it can we speak of the unification of two persons in love, and this is equally true of married love emphasis addedin which the union of man and woman is wojtylw by sexual partnership” p. I will simply provide a series of texts on which readers can reflect. A personalistic interpretation is absolutely necessary.

It is simply the crystallization of the objective need of one being directed towards another being which is for it a good and an object of longing.

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Rather “an exuberant and readily roused sensuality is the stuff from which a rich–if difficult– personal life may be made” p. His approach ensures that non-Christians also can consider his arguments on their own merits. Love should loev seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but is always only ‘becoming’, and what it becomes depends up on the contribution of both persons and the depth of their commitment. Wojtyla, to the contrary, sees the marital union itself as intrinsically good and the having and raising of children an end intrinsic to marriage itself, a fulfillment of the marital union.

Desire belongs to the very essence of love, and does so because the human person, as a limited and not self-sufficient being, is in need of other beings p.


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The generation of new human persons is indeed an act of procreation: None the less, these “situations” are not quite love. Utilitarians at times respond to criticism of this kind by holding that the pleasure they seek to maximize is to be enjoyed subjectively by the greatest number. Retrieved from ” https: Wojtyla stresses that “existence is the first and basic good of every creature,” and that the sexual urge in man has an “existential significance, for it is bound up with the whole existence of the species Homo ” p.

I may not want that which he wants me to want – and in this precisely I am incommunicabilis. Here Wojtyla is principally concerned with making males aware of the very different way in which sexual responsibilith reaches its climax in females than in males. The principal point is that an attraction consists of responses to a number of distinct values.

He contends that “when a man and a woman capable of procreation have intercourse their union must be accompanied by awareness and willing acceptance [emphasis added] of the possibility that ‘I may become a father’ or karlo may become a mother. In the next section, “The ‘Libidinist’ Interpretation,” Wojtyla attacks the view, common to Freud and many today, that the sexual urge is essentially a drive for enjoyment, for pleasure.

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Wojtyla then argues that sex, which is connected with reproduction, is elevated in man to a personal level. Marriage serves above all to preserve the existence of the species Modesty indeed is “a constant eagerness to avoid what is shameless” p.

Thus sensuality, although not evil in itself, poses a threat and a temptation. The object of choice is another person, but it is as though one were choosing another ‘I,’ choosing oneself in responssibility, and the other in oneself. This demands the regular practice of continence on the part of the man, so that birth control by natural means depends in the last analysis on the moral attitude of the male.

But the need for betrothed love; the need to give oneself to and unite with another person, is deeper and connected with the karoll existence of the person” p.

Here Wojtyla considers A monogamy and the indissolubility of marriage; B the value of the institution [of marriage]; C procreation and parenthood; and D periodic continence: And it is only when they do so that they put their sexual relationship within the framework of marriage in a truly personal level” p.


The point is that true love eliminates the “reason for shame, or for concealment of the values of sex, since there is no danger that they might obscure the value of the person or destroy its inalienability and inviolability, reducing it to the status of an object for use” p. Justice toward the Creator comprises therefore two elements: The Spirit of the Liturgy — Commemorative Edition.

The problem here, Wojtyla says, is to adapt sexual relations to the objective demands of the personalistic norm: In no other book does the Pope emerge more clearly as an independent thinker.

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 far better to speak of the sexual “urge.

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The first, dojtyla “Instinct or Urge,” or perhaps “Instinct or Impulse,” argues that in man the sexual drive is better called an responsibilkty or “impulse” than an instinct. In short, so the argument seems to me, the rrsponsibility of marriage as an institution is that it serves to protect conjugal love or the community of persons made one because of their love and thereby “provides a justification for the sexual relationship between a particular couple within the whole complex of society” p.

The next section, “The Rigorist Interpretation,” repudiates the rigorist or puritanical interpretation of the sexual urge, which claims that in using man and woman to assure the existence of the species Homo God himself “uses” persons as means to an end, with the corollary that conjugal life and conjugal union are only instrumental goods.

The fifth subsection is his “Critique of Utilitarianism. Archived from the original on 11 February But the most important element in love is will, and sympathy must be integrated into the person through the will if friendship, based on the objective value of the person, is to take root: In marriage, he says, “a man and a woman are united in such a way that they become in a sense ‘one flesh,’ Sentimentality, another deeply felt response to the body-person, differs from sensuality because it is oriented “to the sexual value residing in ‘a live person of the other sex,’ to ‘femininity’ or ‘masculinity'” p.

In his “Final Observations” Wojtyla speaks of the traditional “ends” wotyla marriage: