Culture of Love and Life - Theology of the Body

Theology of the Body
Celebrating 25 Years
Nov 28, 1984-Nov 28, 2009

"[F]reedom lies at the basis of the nuptial meaning of the body. The human not only a source of fruitfulness and procreation...
It includes right from the beginning the nuptial attribute, that is, the capacity of expressing love, that love in which the person becomes a gift and
—by means of this gift—fulfills the meaning of his being and existence...The revelation and discovery of the nuptial meaning of the body explain man's original happiness,
and, at the same time, it opens the perspective of his earthly history, in which he will never avoid this indispensable "theme" of his own existence."
- John Paul II - General Audience, January 16, 1980

John Paul II
General Audiences on Theology of the Body: Sept. 5, 1979 - Nov. 28, 1984
John Paul II on Love and Responsibility

Writings by Christopher West

Other Writing on Theology of the Body
Taking Our Bodies Seriously: Holy Communion in the Eucharist and Marriage by Fr. Peter F. Ryan, S.J.
God and Woman by Rev. Louis Bouyer
Karol Wojtyla's Love and Responsibility: a Summary by Dr. William E. May
Man, the Way of the Church - Love, the Way of Man by Carl Anderson and Jose Granados
Contraception -Why Not? by Dr. Janet Smith
Humanae Vitae: A Challenge to Love by Dr. Janet Smith

Other Relevant Church Documents
Casti Connubii
Letter to Families
Letter to Women
Evangelium Vitae
Gaudium et Spes
Humanae Vitae
Familiaris Consortio
Veritatis Splendor
The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality
Educational Guidance in Human Love
Pastoral Care for the Family: Couples in Difficulty
On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World
Married Love and the Gift of Life

Official Theology of the Body Website
Theology of the Body Institute

Theology of the Body International Alliance (TOBIA)
Books and Study Programs on Theology of the Body

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
One More Soul

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