Theology of the Body
Pauline Books & Media Bookstore
Chicago, IL
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Theology of the Body
Why did Pope John Paul spend five years, Wednesday after Wednesday, talking
about Adam and Eve, the Sermon on the Mount, Paul's letter to the Ephesians, the Song of Songs...always on the theme of how important the human body is in God's plan? How can Pope John Paul's "theology of the body" help us understand Catholic teachings about marriage, living together, birth control, same-sex relationships, male priesthood in a time when all of these teachings are widely rejected?

It took Pope John Paul five years, but you can cover his entire Theology of the Body in three Saturday sessions: May 4, 11 and 18.

Join us for this complete overview of Pope John Paul's talks, beginning Saturday May 4, and continuing for two more Saturdays. A total of 12 hours of lecture time, covering the entire book "Man and Woman He Created Them."

May 4: Session ONE:  From the "Beginning" with Adam and Eve;  the Sermon on the Mount
May 11: Session TWO: The Resurrection of the body; Marriage as the "first" sacrament
May 18: Session THREE: The language of the body; Conjugal spirituality.

Each session meets for two hours in the morning (10-12) and two hours in the afternoon (1:30-3:30), with a break that allows you to try several of the Loop's lunch spots. Your ticket is valid for all three days.

Franciscan Father Robert Sprott holds an MA in anthropology and a Ph D in linguistics. He is best known in the Chicago area for the courses he offers at the Newberry Library on Catholic literary figures.

Father Sprott will be referring to the Waldstein translation of Pope John Paul's "Man and Woman He Created Them" (Pauline Books & Media, Boston; The book is not required, but is highly recommended. You may purchase your copy in the Pauline bookstore the day the program begins, or order online. It is also available in e-book formats.

We are located just north of the Randolph/Wabash L stop; two blocks from Red Line Lake Street station.

Can't join us in person? We'll be streaming the classes on the web, too! Check our blog for info/links

See how the Theology of the Body put Catholic Church teachings on sexuality and marriage in a context that not only makes sense, but reveals unexpected answers to deep questions and concerns about the most intimate of love relationships and even the life of heaven.


Pauline Books & Media Bookstore (View)
172 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
United States


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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!