Randy Engel's "John Paul II and the 'Theology of the Body' - A Study in Modernism
" (originally published in CFN
) is a good analysis of the Theology of the Body (ToB) audiences
. She agrees with Dörmann, who said "John Paul II did not hold to the truth of the Church’s doctrine on Original Sin."
Fr. Luigi Villa says in "John Paul II Beatified?
" that "the masculinity and femininity of the naked body, are for him [John Paul II] the greatest revelations of the human being for themselves and for others."
John Paul II uses the very confusing phrase "revelation of the body
", which encapsulates ToB's whole emphasis on spiritualizing the body ("conjugal spirituality" as he calls it in a later audience
). Revelation comes from God, not the human body, although in some cases through
the human body. JPII's view is consistent with his Modernistic disbelief of objective Revelation, something Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange criticized him about in the failed Angelicum thesis he directed.
• He says Genesis 2:25 ("And they were both naked; to wit Adam & his wife: and were not ashamed.") is the "original revelation of the body" (source
• And «the "revelation of the body," helps us somehow to discover the extraordinary side of what is ordinary.» (source
• Conclusion: Being naked and not ashamed "helps us somehow to discover the extraordinary side of what is ordinary."! This is nudism!
ToB is naturalistic. Man is mentioned far more frequently than God, too.