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Five Key Features of the Theology of the Body

Last edited 9th November 2012

Five Key Features of the Theology of the Body

There is much excitement today, especially among the young, about John Paul II's "theology of the body" — the 129 catechetical addresses he gave between 1979 and 1984 that have revolutionized the way many theologians now teach about love, sexuality, and marriage.

However, while Catholics initially may respond with enthusiasm, many of those who actually dare to read these addresses quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the depth of John Paul II's philosophical, theological, and mystical thought on this topic. So here is a brief overview of some key features of the theology of the body!


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