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TWillox DCHS Theology of the Body Chapter 1

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CelibacyFree choosing to forego earthly marriage "for the sake of the kingdom of heaven" that is for the sake of the heavenly marriage of Christ and the Church. Celibate people "consecrate themselves with undivided heart to the Lord and to 'the affairs of the Lord.'
Communion of personsThe common union between two or more persons who give themselves to one another in love; they see in each other the image and likeness of God and want the best for the other. John Paul 2 refers to the unity of Adam and Eve as the "prototype" for the communion of persons, through man and woman because more fully the image of God.
ConcupiscenceThe "inclination to sin" that is present in all humans inherited through the sin of Adam and Eve, and against which we must struggle to resist "by the grace of Jesus Christ". While it inclines us to sin and comes from sin, concupiscene itself is not a sin
DespairThe opposite of hope; the resolve to give up pursuing whatever was initially pursued
DignityThe inherent and unchanging value of all persons as a direct result of their being created by God in His image and likeness.
LoveA decision to "will the god of another"
LustIt is "disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure". It is sexual desire apart from God's love - a selfish desire that seeks one's own pleasure at the expense of another.
Original sinThe first sin of mankind against God, when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God's command and do what they wanted instead. This choice affected all of humanity, giving us all a tendency to sin, a disordered desire to break God's command and do what they wanted instead. This choice affected all of humanity, giving us all a tendency to sin, a disordered desire to break God's law, and a world prone to suffering and struggles of all kinds - including death.
SacramentA sacrament makes a spiritual reality visible to us. IT is an outward sign "instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life (grace) is dispensed to us.
Sacramentality of the bodyThe inherent ability of the body to act as a visible sign of God's invisible love.
Sexual liberationThe common term for escaping sexual "rules" so as to do whatever one wants with his or her sexuality. In reality, this liberation is not sexual freedom, but and excuse to use sexuality as a form of recreation, of ten leading to the slavery of sexual addiction and a life of emptiness and broken relationships.
TheologyThe study of God, or "faith seeking and understanding" (St. Anselm). The word comes from the Greek words Theos (God) and logos (word). Theology is its own science of faithful study, seeking to understand God and his Word.
Theology of the BodyA study of God and the purpose of our existence, as discovered and revealed through our bodies.
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