Introduction to theology of the body class 1


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Commentary on Introduction Theology of the Body, DVD, by Chris West, powerpoint by Fr. Joseph LoJacono, IVE

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Introduction to theology of the body class 1

  1. 1. Introduction to Theology of the Body session 1by Father Joseph LoJacono IVE<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Blessed John Paul II says the pendulum always swings between the two extremes of Manichaeism and Hedonism<br />Hedonism<br />Manichaeism<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Modern day Manichaeism<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Hedonism(annual sadomasochist celebration in San Francisco below)<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Bl. John Paul II is pointing out that either reaction is contrary to a true understanding of sexuality and the human person.<br />This gets at the heart of the project of the Theology of the Body<br />Marriage and family were always at the center of John Paul II’s focus<br />5<br />
  6. 6. The day he was shot he was to announce the foundation of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Emphasis of John Paul II<br />The personalism of St. John of the Cross<br />Trinitarian love as the basis of all human love<br />He ever relies on the philosophy and particularly Ethics of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is at root a Thomist!<br />7<br />
  8. 8. The world views the body as different from the person<br />The Real person behind the body <br />The Body <br />8<br />
  9. 9. Man in the modern view<br />Interchangeable parts<br />9<br />
  10. 10. The soul is like a ghost in a Machine<br />10<br />
  11. 11. “The Theology of the Body represents the very logic of Christianity”<br />….And the Word became Flesh and Dwelt among us.<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Regaining a redeemed understanding of beauty and the body<br />12<br />St. GemmaGalgani<br />
  13. 13. The Man and Woman were created to give themselves to each other. <br />13<br />
  14. 14. Our bodily reality opens up to our spiritual reality<br />14<br />The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine of Siena<br />Spirituality of St. John of The Cross<br />
  15. 15. The Trinity is an eternal exchange of LoveWe are made in the Image of the Triune God<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Some fundamental ideas developed by Bl. John Paul II <br />Spousal significance of the body<br />The Communio personarum – Man finds himself not so much in his solitude but in the community of persons. <br />Self-Giving – Man fundamentally discovers Himself and the meaning of his self-existence in a sincere gift of Himself to another<br />The language of the body<br />16<br />
  17. 17. The Theology of the Body<br />I recommend Michael Waldstein’s introduction and new translation for further studies<br />17<br />
  18. 18. AppendixFor Session 1<br />18<br />
  19. 19. John Paul II developed his The Theology of the Body (TOB) during a series of conferences from September 5, 1979 to November 28, 1984.<br />Their original title, was “Male and Female He Created Them.” This was restored in the Michael Waldstein edition.<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Recommended biography for further studies on the thought of John Paul II<br /><ul><li> Introduction to Male and Female He Created Them by Michael Waldstein</li></ul>Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla (The future John Paul II)<br /><ul><li>At the Center of the Human Drama by Kenneth Schmitz</li></ul>20<br />