Welcome to the Theology of the Body Study Group Part One. We are going to go through JP II’s Theology of the Body. You can use the book, or you can access the General Audiences vie EWTN or the Vatican websites. As we go I will make sure to include the dates of the audiences so as to make it easier to look up.
Today we are going over the Audiences ranging from Sept. 5 - 19th, 1979.
They are titled, The Indissolubility of Marriage, Analysis of the Biblical Account of Creation, and The Second Account of Creation: The Subjective Definition of Man.
Food for Thought for Section 1)
Why did Jesus use the phrase “from the biginning?”
What is the theological significance of this?
Food for thought for Section 2)
Why do you think God calls all creation good right after creating it with the exception of Man? Why does he wait until He is done before He calls all of creation Good?
Does this account have an order to it? Why do you think yes or no?
What is histoically significant about this particular account and why do you think that is important, if you think it is?
**Food for thoguht for Section 3)
Does this account conflict with the first account?
What is significant in the word usage? Any significance in the words used by the Sacred Authors?
What seems to be the theme of this account of creation?
**Other Food for Thought)
Why do you think JP II starts with these texts and analysis?
What makes these pivotal in our understanding of the Theology of the Bible?
These are just a few questions to maybe help us get started. Please feel free to ask your own questions, I hope you do!
I intend for this to be a discussion thread. I hope that as a group we can be considerate of others and allow this to be a discussion and not an arguement. People will come from varying backgrounds both theologically and interlectually. Some better typers than others!
We’ll have to play it by ear at first, but I think we can go through 2-3 of these audiences a week, or maybe every other week. We’ll just see how it goes.
Thanks for joining us and May God bless us all!