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Does John Paul II Present an Anthropology Capable of Forming an Adequate Theological Basis for Evangelization in Today's World?

Herd, John (2009) Does John Paul II Present an Anthropology Capable of Forming an Adequate Theological Basis for Evangelization in Today's World? Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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      Abstract

      This thesis explores John Paul II's philosophical and theological anthropology and tests it against two important contemporary issues, social justice and the search for meaning. The tests for social justice are given by liberation theologian Juan Segundo, the phenomenon of homosexuality and women's liberation. The tests for the search for meaning are taken from values ascribed to the human body, sexuality and freedom. This exploration shows that while John Paul's anthropology is securely founded on the personal it is not individualistic but broadens out to encompass social issues and is capable of promoting social justice. At the same time this understanding of the human person reponds to contemporary questions about the meaning of the body and human relationships not from abstract principles and authority but from experience and revealing the path to human fulfilment. John Paul's anthropology is shown as a rich basis for contemporary evangelisation.

      Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
      Repository Version: Metadata Only
      Keywords (separated by commas): John Paul II, Anthropology, Social Justice, Juan Segundo, Liberation Theology, Homosexuality, Women's Liberation, Search for Meaning, Ecangelisation, Body, Human Sexuality
      Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
      Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
      Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
      Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
      Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
      Depositing User: Cate Headey
      Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 15:43
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:38
      URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/35

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