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John Paul II’s theology is strikingly innovative, yet rooted in Scripture and Catholic tradition. As Cardinal Chrisoph Schönborn’s foreword explains:
It may seem strange to some, but it is a fact that in his theology of the body the Bishop of Rome upholds the dignity and truth of the Bridegroom’s cry of joy against scientific rationalism. The beauty of the body, which is the cause of this cry of joy, is not a mere veil, a deceptive mask behind which one must see the prosaic scientific truth of a mere chance mechanism that has no intrinsic meaning. The body is real and reliable. Its light can be traced back to God’s original guiding intention for man and woman. Human reason can apprehend this light and see the deep reasonableness of God’s design. The Catholic tradition has always upheld human reason. In John Paul II’s theology of the body it upholds human reason in the ordinary experience of spousal love between a man and woman: “You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride, you have ravished my heart with a glance of your eyes” (So 4:9)
Cardinal Shönborn goes on to predict that Saint John Paul II’s ideas “will occupy theologians for a long time and lead to a renewal of theology as a whole.”
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