In the early autumn of 1979, Pope John Paul II introduced to the universal Church his teaching on the theology of the body during a series of general audiences. As Karol Wojtyla, he had already published in Poland Love and Responsibility and The Acting Person and given lectures on the family and parenthood as a community of persons. These lectures are now available in English in Person and Community.
The Past 50 Years
Thus, for 20 years before his general audiences on TOB, he had been developing philosophical and theological arguments about the nature and identity of human persons, called into integral relations in ways specified by a particular vocation.
Two interrelated concepts are...READ MORE