It is so important that Pope John Paul II’s work Theology of the Body be spread throughout the land!! We all need to encourage after Mass study groups on this subject, we need to buy many of these CD sets to pass out to our Catholic family and friends and we need to encourage our teenagers to listen to these CDs. Christopher West’s lessons in Naked Without Shame bring the difficult reading of Theology of the Body down to a level that everyone can understand. I think this will help move troubled Catholics back toward NFP, encourage teens to remain pure until marriage and much much more!
In the early years of his pontificate, Pope John Paul II devoted nearly all of his Wednesday general audiences to expounding a scriptural vision of human sexuality known as the theology of the body. Starting with a penetrating analysis of the creation accounts in the book of Genesis, John Paul II illuminated the meaning of human love in the divine plan.
The theology of the body is John Paul IIâ€™s timely response to the sexual confusion troubling our culture and our Church. Papal biographer George Weigel calls the theology of the body â€œone of the boldest reconfigurations of Catholic theology in centuries . . . a kind of theological time bomb set to go off with dramatic consequences, sometime in the third millennium of the Church.â€