Kairos: Volume 21, Issue 21
By Anna Krohn
The previous four articles in this Kairos series have explored briefly some of the key ideas in Pope John Paul II’s first 22 talks of his profound Theology of the Body (TOB) teachings.
Part III in this series, (Kairos Vol.21 Iss.15, 22 August – 4 September) devoted to Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body, unpacked the Pope’s notion of the three bedrock human experiences: ‘original experiences’.
Kairos: Volume 21, Issue 15
In the second part of the Kairos series on Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body (Kairos 25 July-7 August) we were encouraged to re-read the familiar accounts of Creation revealed in chapters one and two of the Book of Genesis.
This present article will discuss the ‘theology of the body’ themes presented in five of Pope John Paul II’s talks (audiences) given between 19 September 1979 (Talk 3) and 31 October 1979 (Talk 7). In these the Pope highlights the biblical wisdom about the human person, about human responsibility and the mysterious fact that our bodies (and therefore we ourselves) are made of what Genesis 2 calls the ‘dust’ of the earth and the ‘breath of God’.