Catholic Theology Of The Body
In Roman Catholicism, the Theology of the Body is based on the premise that the human body has its origin in God. It will be, like the body of Jesus, Resurrected, transformed and taken into heavenly glory. Theological anthropology is based on this premise. The 1950 dogma of the bodily Assumption of the Virgin Mary is the latest dogmatic manifestation of the Catholic theology of the body. It states that Mary, who is in Christian theology Mother of God but also a human being, "was Assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. Anyone, who should dare willfully to deny or to call into doubt, has fallen away completely from the divine and Catholic Faith".
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