Tim brings us a quote from Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This quote comes from the 101st talk in the series, given on November 24, 1982, titled “Christ Opened Marriage to the Saving Action of God.” Here’s the short version:
“He (Jesus) assigns as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman.”
And here’s the long version:
“Christ, in the Sermon on the Mount, gives his own interpretation of the commandment, ‘You shall not commit adultery’—an interpretation constitutes a new ethos—with the same lapidary words he assigns as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman: and simultaneously (even though this can be deduced from the text only in an indirect way), he also assigns to every woman the dignity of every man. Finally he assigns to every one—both to man and woman—their own dignity, in a certain sense, the sacrum of the person.”
Here, too, is the purported C.S. Lewis quote that Lindsay mentions (which, it turns out, he never actually said; sorry): “You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
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