Theology of the Body Evangelization Team
Between 1978 and 1984, Pope St. John Paul II delivered a series of Wednesday audiences that eventually became known as the Theology of the Body. This profound teaching offered what St. John Paul called an “adequate anthropology”—an examination of what it means to be human, made in God’s image and likeness, and how that reality is made visible in our human bodies. TOBET seeks to share this life-affirming message with others through educational resources: books, programs, talks, and seminars will offer hope and healing to a culture in need.
TOBET’s Episcopal Advisory Board confirmed the decision to create an original, age-appropriate curriculum for Pre-School to 8th grade children not only to protect them from these negative influences, but also to help them to see the wonder of being made in God’s image and likeness.
This post continues a series of adult reflections on our children’s curriculum, The Body Matters. One of our most thought-provoking books is “The Body is God’s Design” for third graders. It was originally called “The Body is Limited for Love” but the...read more
This post begins a series of adult reflections on TOBET’s The Body Matters children’s theology of the body curriculum. Our staff was already educated in theology of the body and Catholic studies when we began, but writing these books has been a discovery...read more
TOBET has done many things in our 17-year life, but there is one thing we are uniquely qualified to do: teach children the theology of the body. To interpret and re-express very sophisticated ideas in simple ways takes a special gift. I venture to say that...read more