Iulian Gabriel ROBU: The Logic of the “Adequate” Anthropology in Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by John Paul II and reintroduced in Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis
This article presents a general introduction to the anthropology of the Pope John Paul II treaty of Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body, describing the ecclesial context, the author, its philosophical and cultural formation, the method and content of the treaty, and in the second part the fundamental concepts of the “adequate” anthropology of the Pope as well as the function of the protology for anthropology in general, and for theology of the body in particular. A special place is dedicated both for indicating the implications of the theology of the body and to illustrate its relationship with the Pope’s “adequate anthropology”, and for showing how, like Saint John Paul II, Pope Francis connects the protology with eschatology in a Christological key. Christ is the way to understand both the beginning of mankind and his end. For both popes, Christ is the full man and he is the way that shows man how he/she can truly find personal and mutual fulfillment in married life.