All are ‘Called to Love,’ Say Authors of New Book on Pope John Paul II’s Teachings
Supreme Knight and JP II Institute Professor Present, Sign New Book in Washington, D.C
New York Times best-selling author Carl Anderson and Father José Granados of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presented their new book Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II’s Theology of the Body on April 17 in Washington, D.C. They also signed copies of their book for those attending.
In 1979, Pope John Paul II, drawing from the whole of the Catholic tradition, introduced to the Church and the rest of the world his “theology of the body,” a rich presentation of the Church’s teaching on sexuality and the relationship of spirituality and the physical body.
Called to Love (Doubleday Religion, available now, $24) builds upon these teachings and further examines their implications to our lives, from mankind’s innate desire to love to how that longing intersects with faith.
Anderson and Granados signed books at Catholic Information Center (15th and K Sts., NW) in Washington, D.C., at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Later, at 4 p.m., they had a presentation and signing at McGivney Hall at Catholic University of America.
Drawing not only on the late pontiff’s teachings on theology of the body, but also his lesser-known poetry and plays that emphasize the importance of human relationships, Called to Love plunges deep into John Paul II’s work as a theologian, playwright and pastor of countless families and married couples.
It also connects his work to that of Benedict XVI, showing the continuity between two popes seeking to present a new understanding of the Christian way of love.
Carl Anderson is supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, and vice president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Father José Granados is assistant professor of Patrology and Systematic Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.