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John Paul II

The virginal meaning of the body

This is the ninth of a series of posts outlining St. John Paul’s thought on embodiment and sexuality. For the previous post in this series, go here.  Having outlined the meaning of the human body and sexuality from ‘the beginning’ ...

The redemption of the body 

This is the eighth article in a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You can read the seventh installment here. In his consideration of the redemption of the body St. John Paul again takes the words of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew as ...

Alienation from love

This is the seventh article of a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You can read the sixth installment here.    After delving into the original experience of our first parents as recounted by Genesis, ...

The human person as a gift

This is the sixth article of a series outlining St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. Read the fifth instalment here. In the theology of the body St. John Paul focuses our attention on the significance of ...

“In the Beginning”

Having already outlined Pope St. John Paul’s thought on the human person and love as it is found in Love and Responsibility, the next series of articles are devoted to a second text, Man and Woman He Created Them, ...

The Institution of Marriage – A First Look

This is the fourth of a series of articles outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You can read the third installment here. ‘The very “core” of choosing a person must be personal.’ (Love and ...

Spousal friendship

This is the third of a series of articles outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You can read the second installment here.  Love lives not only within the lovers—as two numerically and psychologically distinct ...

Love’s psychological profile

This is the second of a series of articles outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on human embodiment and sexuality. You can read the first installment here. As a consequence of the nature of the human person as an ...

Bodily love: A personal affair 

This is the first of a series of articles outlining Pope St. John Paul II’s thought on the human person and love, human embodiment and sexuality, as found detailed first in Love and Responsibility (LR), then in Man and Woman He Created Them (ToB), now more popularly known as the Theology ...