JONO PAULIAUS II KŪNO TEOLOGIJA KAIP KELIAS Į LAIMINGĄ GYVENIMĄ
Volume 50, Issue 6 (2020), pp. 41–57
Pub. online: 4 August 2022 Type: Article Open Access
4 August 2022
4 August 2022
In this article we will try to answer the question – what is the meaning of human corporeality? What is its meaning and significance in the life of a particular person? We will analyze and rely on the cycle of John Paul II’s catechesis about the creation of man and woman and the significance of human love, more commonly known as “the theology of the body”. We will rely on the theological understanding of human corporeality of the Roman Catholic Church and will try to answer the question: is it possible to be happy living here on earth? We will ask the question: how do our corporeality and the perception of the limitations of our corporeality affects the understanding of our happiness? Is it possible to have a recipe for a happy life while knowing of man’s tendencies to choose a life through the experience of the body, which can theologically be called as humiliating the human existence itself? We will analyze some models of thinking patterns that despise the human body. The Biblical narrative – recorded in the Book of Genesis – about the creation of the man and the woman will serve to answer to the fundamental questions related to the perception of human corporeality and its destination.