Theology of the Body

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Theology of the Body is JPII’s vision of the human person and what it means to be made in the “image and likeness of God.” In writing Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, author George Weigel concluded that TOB, a collection of 129 Wednesday audiences given between 1979-1984, was JPII’s

“longest-lasting theological contribution to the Church…a bit of a theological time bomb…that would explode within the Church at some indeterminate point in the future…reshaping the way Catholics think about our embodiedness as male and female, our sexuality, our relationships with each other, our relationship with God – even God Himself”

In TOB JPII encourages a true reverence for our bodies and the gift of our sexuality and challenges us to live it in a way worthy of our great dignity as human persons (from the TOB website).

There are many good blogs and online resources for TOB information. The purpose of this blog is to alert you to any updates in these areas – new articles, columns, blog posts, etc… – as well as keep you updated on new material – books, cds, dvds – and dates/times/places for TOB seminars and institutes.

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