Introduction to Theology of the Body - Leader's Guide
Introduction to Theology of the Body -
This Instructor's Edition follows along with the Student Workbook for Christopher West's Introduction to the Theology of the Body. It is essential if you are planning on leading a study program with this material.
Drawing on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Christopher West shares God’s original plan for marriage and sexuality. Christopher provides an understanding of this plan and how it gives profound meaning to all our lives – married, single, and consecrated celibates.
As a champion of the Pope’s revolutionary “theology” of the body, West points out the profound misunderstanding of what we understand male and female to mean. The Holy Father teaches that human life’s dignity and balance depends at every moment on “who woman will be for man and who man will be for woman.” God’s plan of life and love is literally stamped in our bodies, and we reject this plan at our own peril.
The Theology of the Body has been called “one of the boldest reconfiguration of Catholic theology in centuries,” according to the papal biographer, George Weigel. It addresses some of the most fundamental and important questions of human existence, including:
Why were we created male and female?
Where do we come from and why?
What is the meaning of life? How do we experience it?
Why is there evil in the world and how do we overcome it?