Jun 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
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TH 340 - Theology of the Body

This course will explore Pope John Paul II’s “theology of the body” in order to come to a deeper understanding of the theological meaning of the embodiment of the human person. It will examine theological issues pertaining to creation, sin, and redemption, as well as ethical and moral issues of human sexuality and gender.

Prerequisites & Notes
TH 220

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Identify the structure of the theology of the body and its main points. 
  • Explain the major themes of John Paul II’s theology of the body. 
  • Analyze the text against the background of Catholic doctrine concerning theological anthropology, sin, and sexual ethics. 
  • Assess the theological value of John Paul II’s theology of the body.

Credits: 3

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