WEEK FOUR ESSAY: Please choose and write your response to ONE of the questions listed below, then email your essay as an attachment in .doc(x) or .pdf format to Christina by WEDNESDAY morning, February 2nd at 10:00am.
1. What does John Paul II mean when he says the truth (veritas) is a matter of splendor, and why is this significant for the nature of morality? How does the notion of splendor relate to other important concepts in the Pope’s doctrine (e.g. “desire” or “longing,” the “good,” the “sequela Christi”)? Please be sure to use examples from VS.
2. Contrast contemporary culture's understanding of "freedom" (as unlimited choice, for example) with the authentic freedom defined and explained (as "gift and task") by John Paul II. Please be sure to use examples from VS.
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