Theology of the Body


What is Theology of the Body?

Theology of the Body is a collection of Wednesday addresses given by Pope John Paul II from 1979 to 1984, which are dedicated to examining and explaining the human body as a means through which God reveals Himself, particularly through the Incarnation of Christ. This theological understanding of the body ordains the body, sexuality, and the human experience with a particular dignity and vocation, to which we are called to respond with love. Through his theology of the body, Pope John Paul II invites us to understand the meaning of our sexuality as a call to communion with God.

To learn more about TOB, check out the resources below or see our Upcoming Events for upcoming activities related to TOB within the Archdiocese of Boston.

Theology of the Body for Teens

Theology of the Body for Teens is a high school curriculum based on John Paul II’s teachings and broken down so that teens can understand and embrace the truth. It is designed to help teens come to a better understanding of love, sex, God, and His plan for their lives.

We are holding another Theology of the  Body for Teens curriculum training seminar at the Pastoral Center in Braintree!  All are welcome to attend, the cost is $25/person in advance or $35/person at the door.  The training will be held on:

Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 
 
If you would like to attend one of the training seminars, please fill out and return the Registration Form at least one week prior to the training you plan to attend.

If you have taught the Theology of the Body for Teens curriculum in the Archdiocese of Boston, we really appreciate your feedback!  Please have the appropriate person fill out the evaluations and return them to us:

Recommended Resources on the Theology of the Body or Related Topics:

Title

Audience

Author

Media Type

Pure Womanhood

Teens/Young Adults

Crystalina Evert

Booklet

If You Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity

Teens/ Young Adults

Jason Evert

Book

Pure Love

Teens/Young Adults

Jason Evert

Booklet

Pure Manhood

Teens/Young Adults

Jason Evert

Booklet

Theology of His Body/ Theology of Her Body

Teens/Young Adults

Jason Evert

Book

How to Talk to Your Teens about Chastity

Parents

Jason Evert

CD

Pure of Heart

Men

Jason Evert

CD Set

Romance without Regret

Anyone

Jason & Crystalina Evert

DVD

Theology of the Body for Teens

Educators

Jason & Crystalina Evert, Brian Butler

Curriculum

God’s Plan for You

Teens/ Young Adults/Educators

David Hajduk

Book

Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body

Advanced Adults

John Paul II

Book

John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body”

www.catholicpreaching.com

Anyone

Fr. Roger Landry

Series of Online Talks

Embracing the Mystery Seminar

www.theologyofthebody.net

Anyone

Fr. Thomas Loya
Katrina Zeno
Eric Scheidler
Dave Sloan

DVD

Theology of the Body Made Simple

Adults

Anthony Percy

Book

Crossing the Threshold of Love: A New Vision of Marriage in the Light of John Paul II’s Anthropology

Advanced Adults

Mary Shivanandan

Book

Men, Women, & The Mystery of Love

Adults

Edward Sri

Book

The Good News about Sex and Marriage

Anyone

Christopher West

Book

The Love that Satisfies

Adults

Christopher West

Book

The Theology of the Body Explained

Adults

Christopher West

Book

Purity in an Impure Age: Discovering God’s Glorious Plan for Sexuality

Anyone

Christopher West

DVD

And the Two Become One: Unity, the Eucharist, and God’s Plan for Marital Love

Married or Engaged Couples

Christopher West

CD

Into the Heart: A Journey through the Theology of the Body

Anyone

Christopher West

CD Set

Introduction to Theology of the Body

Anyone

Christopher West

CD

Sexual Honesty

Anyone

Christopher West

CD

Straight Talk About Sex: A Seminar for Young Adults

Young Adults

Christopher West

CD Set

Winning the Battle for Sexual Purity

Men

Christopher West

CD Set

Woman: God’s Masterpiece

Women

Christopher West

CD Set

Love and Responsibility

Advanced Adults

Karol Wojtyla

Book

 

 

Helpful Websites:

http://www.chastity.com

http://www.TOB4Teens.com

http://www.ascensionpress.com

http://www.catholic.com

http://www.theologyofthebody.net

http://www.tobinstitute.org/

http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/sexuality/se0109.html

http://www.nacepf.net/Theology%20&%20Tradition1.htm