The enigma of the body is the theme of
this concise volume. The text retraces and narrates the habits and customs of
ancient peoples, religious cults, and artistic ideals: the Egyptians, ancient
Greece, the Romans, Christianity, and Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel. And
the dynamic connection between art and theology, assisted by the teachings of
John Paul II, explores the mystery of the body, arriving at an understanding of
what the glory of the body is. The volume is enriched with color images, with
valuable details comparing the many works cited in the text.