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'Theology of the Body' for Protestants
NationalCatholicRegister ^ | Thursday, May 07, 2009 | Tom McFeely

Posted on 05/08/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT by GonzoII


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'Theology of the Body' for Protestants

BY Tom McFeely

Thursday, May 07, 2009 1:56 PM

From a press release posted at

United Methodist Renewal Groups Host “Theology of the Body”

Monroe, Wisconsin — United Methodist renewal groups Lifewatch and Transforming Congregations will host an educational seminar on May 21 in New Bern, NC entitled “Theology of the Body: An Ecumenical Introduction to John Paul II’s Teaching.” Professor Paul J. Griffiths of Duke Divinity School will present the late Pope’s key concepts and address such questions as: What is the real dignity of the created human person? Why were we created male and female, and what does that teach us about God? What is the deepest meaning of human sexuality, and how does spousal love reflect divine love?

“United Methodists and other Mainline believers have been arguing over abortion and homosexuality for many decades,” said Rev. Karen Booth, Executive Director of Transforming Congregations, “but we haven’t done a very good job of explaining why the arguments even matter. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body gives us solid Biblical tools for understanding God’s created intent for men and women. And its counter-cultural worldview challenges us to reexamine our post-modern assumptions about human life and sex.”

The full day event will be held at the New Bern Riverfront Hilton (formerly Sheraton) Hotel and Marina, 100 Middle Street, New Bern. The $30 cost for the event includes lunch, and registration forms may be downloaded from the Lifewatch web site at

Or contact Rev. Paul Stallsworth at 252-726-2175. The New Bern District of the North Carolina Annual Conference is co-sponsoring the seminar and will award one Continuing Education Unit to participants.

Download the Theology Of The Body Brochure

More information is available at Transforming Congregations, “Theology of the Body”

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TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: jpii; pope; theologyofthebody
 Who is like unto God?........ Lk:10:18:
 And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven.
1 posted on 05/08/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Be careful Methodists. Venturing into Catholic Theology and teaching has an uncanny way of making one, well, Catholic. I should know, I am a former Baptist ;)

2 posted on 05/08/2009 6:18:26 AM PDT by wombtotomb (ITS NOT ABOUT RIGHT VS. LEFT, ITS ABOUT RIGHT VS. WRONG!)
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To: wombtotomb; GonzoII; klossg
Many Protestants attend Christopher West's workshops on Theology of the Body!

For your information:

Christopher West's Theology of the Body Webiste

Books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.

From book by the same name by Pope John Paul II.

3 posted on 05/08/2009 7:31:43 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Thanks for the addition.

4 posted on 05/08/2009 8:17:44 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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