Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 4: An Introduction to the Theology of the Body


An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: "The Language of the Body"

Film Focus Point: This program is an introduction to the Theology of the Body. The presenter, Christopher West, begins with the premise that all questions of sexual morality come down to asking, “Does this behavior image God’s free, total, faithful, fruitful love?”

Text Focus Point: Pages 119-122

Discussion Questions:

  1. How is “body language” related to the Theology of the Body?
  2. From your understanding of the Theology of the Body, why does each of these necessarily undermine healthy human relationships: adultery, fornication, masturbation, rape, prostitution, pornography?
  3. What criteria determine what is good or evil in a sexual relationship?

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