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2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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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

This course is offered online as part of the Theology curriculum with monthly start dates. 

It will also be offered during the 2017 summer session with an on campus component.

Assignment Overview

  • Assignments: 5 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Board


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 Offered: Online; Summer 2017, Week 1

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