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TOB - Resources

TOB - Resources

Intro level  - websites


Intro level - books


Advanced – websites


Advanced  -  books

Church documents

* = particularly recommended



Essay by Christopher West   - quick intro to TOB


Fr Thomas Loya on TOB  (video clips)



TOB overview / Roger Landry  (brief – outline format)


JP II’s Theology of the Body - summary


Christopher West website  http://www.tobinstitute.org


Theology of the Body

Love and Responsibility Foundation  - lots of great stuff

Fr Roger Landry – tons of good stuff here*

Christopher Kaczor - blogpost on CatholicAnswers.com: "God of Desire", understanding the difference between eros and agape

Introductory - books

Theology of the Body for Beginners  / Christopher West

Theology of the Body Made Simple    Anthony Percy

Love and Responsibility (simplified)  Vincent Walsh

Theology of the Body  (simplified)  Vincent Walsh

Advanced – websites

Fr Richard Hogan - an excellent overview *


Theology of the Body pdf  / Roger Landry      (detailed outline)

Love and Responsibility (precursor to TOB)

Tabor Life Institute - The Tabor Life Institute is dedicated to the sacramental-liturgical worldview of the human person and of the entire created order.

The Catholic Exchange provides various articles on TOB-related topics

John Paul II on Love and Responsibility
Janet Smith, "Humanae Vitae: A Challenge to Love"

Cardinal Arinze (YouTube): Webcast #1 Theology of the Body
and Webcast #2 TOB: Self-Control and Webcast #3 Theology of Body on Marriage

Advanced  -  books

Theology of the Body in John Paul II / Richard Hogan*

Love and Responsibility / Karol Wojtyla

The Nuptial Mystery / Angelo Cardinal Scola*

Covenant of Love / Richard Hogan and John LeVoir*

The Conjugal Act as a Personal Act / Donald Asci*

Theology of the Body Explained / Christopher West  (detailed)

Naked Without Shame  - John Paul II / edited by Christopher West

Crossing the Threshold of Love / Mary Shivanandan

Toward a Theology of the Body /  Mary Prokes

The Virgin Mary and the Theology of the Body / Donald Calloway

Why Humanae Vitae was Right / Janet Smith*

Humanae Vitae, 20 years later / Janet Smith

Study guides

The Freedom of the Gift / Anastasia Northrup  (detailed 4 part study guide)


Men and Women are from Eden / Mary Healy

The Body Reveals God: A Guided Study Through John Paul II's "Theology of the Body" Zeno, Katrino.



Tons of great resources*   http://thetheologyofthebody.com/information/teens

Theology of the Body for Teens*  – outstanding presentation of Church teaching on chastity, love, sexuality.  Challenges teens to look honestly at their own experiences and desire to be loved


A Parent's Guide: Teaching the Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality (Order 1 hr video as seen on EWTN)



Many many excellent DVD’s* at  http://ofwcmedia.com/8-theology-of-the-body

Christopher West has put together several presentations of TOB


Theology of the Body / Fr. Brian Mullady, OP   $10

Naked without Shame /Christopher West  (10 CD set)     $5

One More Soul many TOB and NFP resources

Church documents

Humanae Vitae
Familiaris Consortio
Evangelium Vitae
On the Dignity and Vocation of Women
Veritatis Splendor
Gaudium et Spes
Married Love and the Gift of Life
Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education within the Family
Donum Vitae
Casti Connubii
Dignitas Personae
Persona Humana