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The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body

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Over the course of his pontificate, Pope John Paul II devoted a large portion of his writings to two topics: the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Theology of the Body.

The Church's Marian beliefs have consistently shed light on other teachings, and the Theology of the Body is no exception. In this compilation of essays edited be Fr. Donald H. Calloway, MIC, some of the world's foremost Mariologists and experts on the Theology of the Body share their insights on how Mary illuminates John Paul II's revolutionary theology in a profound way.

As the Mother of God, Mary provided Jesus with His body, a body that would be offered on the cross for our redemption. She bore witness to His bodily resurrection and ascension, and she herself was assumed bodily into heave. Through an understanding of Mar's role in salvation history, we are able to see more clearly our personal roles in the Christian life.

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