Theology of the Body Chapter 2 Key Terms, TWillox

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Glossary of Key Terms

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AbstinenceThe action of self-control that avoids something. In this case, it means not engaging in sexual intercourse.
AgapeThe Greek term for divine, unconditional love; the manner in which God loves us.
ChastityThe virtue that directs all our sexual desires, emotions, and attractions towards the dignity of the person and the real meaning of love.
Love as AttractionRecognizing the good of another person; seeing the inner and outer beauty of another person.
Love as DesireWanting a good for yourself; desiring goodness and happiness.
Love as GoodwillWilling or desiring the good of another person.
Love and ResponsibilityA book by Karol Wojtyla, later Pope John Paul II, that explains the importance of living a life that accepts responsibility and, therefore, results in loving others in a responsible manner.
Personalistic normThe principle that recognizes that the only proper and adequate attitude toward human persons is love.
PornographyPictures or stories created with the direct intention of arousing lust in the viewer or reader.
Sexual repressionThe unhealthy attempt to ignore or bury sexual desires rather than embracing and allowing God to reorder what is disordered in them for the good of oneself and others.
TemperanceThe virtue that enables us to take pleasure in the good gifts of God in the balanced way that He intends.
Total Self-DonationThe total giving of oneself for the good of another.
UtilitarianismThe philosophy of maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain, often at the expense of others.
VirtueA firm habit of doing what is good. In its fullest sense, it is desiring what is true, good, and beautiful.