Teologia ciała — koncepcja Jana Pawła II jako odpowiedź na wyzwania współczesnej rodziny
Theology of the Body — the concept of John Paul II as a response to the challenges of modern family
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The aim of this paper is reviewing of John Paul II’s theology of the body in the context of preparation to the upcoming Synod about evangelisation within family. On the one hand papal teaching about marriage and sexuality is strongly based on biblical text and on the other reinforced by his personalist philosophical view. Concept of theology of the body was established by Pope in the series of catecheses, which was preached since 1979 till 1981. John Paul II comments biblical texts in regards to three key scopes: beginning (recalling to the moment of creation, God's plan and will for human as sexual person), heart (understanding of divine law in the intentional and spiritual way instead of only juridical interpretation and obedience), resurrection (eschatological perspective in which celibacy is viewed as the sign of the future meaning of body-soul human condition, not any more in need of sexual fulfilment, thank to real interpersonal communion and full community with God). As a result of this assumption one can understand deep and great meaning of sacrament of marriage as the sign of love within Trinity, as the sign of Christ`s love to his Church and also as the great task to be done by christian spouses, as testimony of this unconditional divine love. It is the most effective way of evangelisation in modern world, which needs hope and faith to be ready to love.
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