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Arts and Humanities
Theology of the Body: Sessions 1 and 2
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Pope John Paul II's presentation of the "full story" of what it means to be human as men and women created in God's image
Communion of Persons
the union of love between persons who make a gift of themselves to each other
being worthy of honor or respect; the value of all persons; a sense of pride in oneself; self-respect
a decision to "will the good of another" person; a sincere gift oneself to others
sexual desire apart from God's love; a selfish desire that seeks one's own pleasure at the expense of another
the original state when Adam realized he was alone in the visible world as a person
outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual divine grace
sacramentality of the body
the ability of the body to act as a visible sign of God's invisible love
a study of God; the science of seeking to understand God's word
theology of the body
a curriculum created by Pope John Paul II that teaches how the body reveals that human persons are created in God's image with freedom for loving relationships. It also helps students discover who they are? And how they can live out Jesus' purpose for their lives
God created us with body, mind, and soul in his image and likeness
the reality that Jesus, who is fully God, Became man, and lived as one of us
someone who has lived a holy life, practice virtue to a heroic degree, and choose to love God above all things
Answering questions about the meaning of life: Who am I? What's my purpose? What's love about?
What was the goal of St. John Paul II in teaching of the theology of the body?
Genesis 1:26, 31
Where in the Bible does it say that our bodies are very good?
Two or more persons give themselves to another in love.
How is a "communion of persons" formed?
We can't see God, our bodies reveal His truths because we were made in this image and likeness.
what does John Paul II mean by the "sacramentality of the body"?
Body: the eternal life (soul)
What is one example of a visible reality that points to an invisible one?
Socrates, opens our quest for meaning and purpose
Who said "know thyself", and why would John Paul II say it is so important?
Answers questions about God's creation of us
why does not having an adequate anthropology lead to questions about morality?
inclination to sin that is present in all humans inherited through the sin of Adam and Eve
the period that begins with original sin and ends when Christ returns
Naked without shame
nakedness that exists within the context of innocence and pure freedom, apart from lust
the joy that Adam and Eve experienced prior to the Fall; it was a result of their purity of heart
the state of Adam and Eve experienced prior to their knowledge of sin, when their minds, hearts, and bodies were perfectly innocent
the period of man's existence as God created him prior to original sin
the first experience of Adam and Eve when they were naked without shame; before original sin, lust did not exist, and all sexual desires were pure
initial experience of perfect unity between man and woman as they lives in perfect communion with one another and gave themselves to each other
the tendency within Adam and Eve to prefer our wills to will of God
second creation account
the second telling of the creation of the world in the book of Genesis; the first account focuses on creation of the world; while the second account focuses on creation of man and woman
the tendency to conceal one's sexual value in order to help others see their personal value
flaunting of the body without inhibitions or conscience; acting shameless reflects a false notion of sexual freedom and truth of the body
spousal meaning of the body
this is the call that God has stamped into our bodies as male and female to love as he loves, through a sincere and total gift of self
God created us with the ability to choose
the first sin of Adam and Eve
If a person wears revealing clothing, the impression they give off is immoral.
How can the way a person dresses affect the way others view him or her?
All people should be treated the same way because not everyone can afford the same things. Don't judge a book by its cover.
Why should people treat others with respect, regardless of their attire?
Original sin is the first sin committed by Adam and Even; original sin opened the door for selfishness, suffering, shame, lust and death.
What is original sin, and how did it affect all of humanity?
Through original sin Adam and Eve realized they were naked and it made them shameful. Shame is associated with sexuality.
Why do you think original sin has had a significant effect on human sexuality?
Adam and Eve, our first parents
Who does John Paul II refer to as "original man"?
It is portrayed on TV and in newspapers that the body is immoral or it is an immoral light
Why do you think shame is associated with the body so much as today?
He was along without a companion. God says that in order for us to truly find ourselves we must also be able to give of ourselves.
Why was Adam lonely in the beginning?
No, we were designed for love
Was it God's original plan for Adam and Eve to be unhappy?
Pure; without lust, shame, or selfishness.
What kind of sexual desire did Adam experience in the beginning?
Naked without shame: nakedness that is innocent, apart from lust, before original sin (like a child)
Shameless: flaunting the body with no guilt; like for lustful and selfish needs or attention (stripping)
What is the difference between being naked without shame and being shameless?
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