In Glory of the Logos in the Flesh, Michael Waldstein helps readers of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body enter this masterwork with clearer understanding. Part One, designed for entry-level readers, is a map of John Paul's text, a summary of each paragraph with an explanation of the order of the argument. Part Two reflects on the breadth of reason ( logos) in Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Physics, and the Gospel of John, in contrast to the narrowing of reason in Luther, Bacon, and Descartes. Part Three shows how this breadth of reason is at work in John Paul's dialogue with Thomas Aquinas, John of the Cross, Kant, and Scheler.
"Scholars and advanced students will greatly benefit from the treasury of knowledge and depth of insight in this volume. Its value as a research tool is greatly enhanced by generous indices. Both as a commentary to stand alongside Waldstein’s masterful English translation of the TOB, and as a contribution to the theological discussion on the nature of reason, this volume is well worth reading."~Thomist