The Theology of the Body: A Feminist Perspective

John Paul II's Theology of the Body has often been approached as "the chastity teaching of the Church" which was never its intention. If we look carefully at his proposed anthropology, we will find his rigorous commitment to mutuality, reciprocity, and communion. This talk will ask what does it mean to be created "for her own sake," and how does John Paul II repeatedly emphasize that women and men are each a whole expression of God's image and love, through sameness and differences?

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